J.T. Harding grew up in Detroit, Michigan, loving MTV and the radio. Following his dream to write songs, J.T. moved to Hollywood, California and made his first demo recording with money he won on the game show VH-1 ROCK N ROLL JEOPARDY. J.T. traveled the world as a personal assistant for the band LINKIN PARK writing songs all along the way leading J.T. to a publishing deal in Nashville. J.T. has written number one songs for artists such as Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen and the 3 million selling song “Smile” for Uncle Kracker. J.T. has been an avid advocate of NSAI’s legislative efforts traveling to D.C. to visit with members of Congress and playing shows that raise money for the organization.