Johnny Knox (American Idol) Bio, Age, Music, Audition, Instagram

Johnny Knox

Johnny Knox Biography

Johnny Knox is a singer from Alabama who became known after he auditioned on season 21 of American Idol.

Knox was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but grew up in Huntsville, Alabama. He attended Westminster Christian Academy and Auburn University. He now lives in San Clemente, California, where he works as a medical software salesman.

Johnny Knox Age

Knox is 27 years old as of 2023.


Knox started writing songs when he was 15 years old. He has released several original tracks on Spotify and Apple Music. Some of his songs include “Falling Over You”, “Habits”, “Eden” and “Hear Your Voice”.

He also creates personalized birthday jingles for people on Instagram. Knox revealed that it was one of these jingles that landed him an audition for American Idol.

“I got an email from someone who works at American Idol saying they saw one of my birthday jingles online and they wanted me to audition,” Johnny told WAAY-TV. “I thought it was a scam at first, but I decided to go for it.”

Johnny Knox
Johnny Knox

Johnny Knox American Idol Audition

During his American Idol audition, Johnny sang an original song called “Stay”. He also brought along a loaf of sourdough bread that he baked himself. “I love baking bread,” Johnny said. “It’s kind of like my therapy. I thought it would be a nice gesture to bring some bread for the judges.”

The judges loved his bread and his song. “I think you’re only going to get better,” Katy Perry said. “We need to go from sourdough starter to a loaf.”

“You’ve got something really cool about you.” Luke Bryan added. “You have a great voice and a great look,” Lionel Richie agreed. They all voted yes and gave him a golden ticket to Hollywood.

Knox was overjoyed by the outcome and referred to the moment as surreal. “It was surreal,” Johnny said. “I couldn’t believe it was happening. It was such an honor to sing for them and get their feedback.”

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