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Johnathon Pierce began singing in church at age seven and took voice lessons from age nine. Following his graduation from high school, he relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, where he sang with the Christ Church ChoirNaomi Judd introduced him with The Imperials, who offered him a spot. He was with the group for three years (1990–93), until he was offered a position with the Gaither Vocal Band. He remained for three years (1994–97).[2]

Jonathan Pierce Hildreth, left the Christian music scene and is a popular designer in Nashville. for CMT's Ultimate Country Home series in 2003.[5] Pierce is the proprietor of Pierce and Company in Nashville. He subsequently appeared on the VH1 reality show LeAnn & Eddie in 2014.[6]

Pierce released several albums on Curb Records. In 1999, he was nominated for five Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards for Song of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year for "I Believe In Christ", Inspirational Song of the Year for "Farther Than Your Grace Can Reach", and Male Vocalist of the Year. His 2000 release, Sanctuary, hit No. 35 on the Billboard Top Contemporary Christian Albums chart.[3]

Johnathon also appeared in the part of Joseph in the Nashville revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in December 1999.[4]


Solo Recording Discography

With the Imperials

  • 1991: Big God (Star Song)

  • 1992: Stir It Up (Star Song)


With the Gaither Vocal Band

  • 1994: Testify (Chordant)

  • 1995: Southern Classics: Volume II (Spring House)

  • 1997: Back Home in Indiana [live] (Chordant)

  • 1997: Lovin' God & Lovin' Each Other (Spring Hill)



  • 1995: One Love (Curb Records)

  • 1998: Mission (Curb)

  • 2000: Sanctuary (Curb)

  • 2003: For You (Curb)


Appearances on other albums

  • 1997: Christmas Is Coming Home B.J. Thomas (Warner Resound)

  • 1997: Moments Vestal Goodman (Chordant)


Gaither Homecoming video solo performances

  • 1996: Sing Your Blues Away; "Because He Lives"

  • 1996: Homecoming Texas Style; "O What A Savior", "I Bowed On My Knees and Cried Holy"

  • 1996: Joy To The World; "New Star Shining"

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