Mac Powell (born Johnny Mac Powell; December 25, 1972), originally from Clanton, Alabama, is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and musician who formed the Christian rock band Third Day with guitarist Mark Lee. Powell won the 2001 Gospel Music As...
Mac Powell (born Johnny Mac Powell; December 25, 1972), originally from Clanton, Alabama, is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and musician who formed the Christian rock band Third Day with guitarist Mark Lee. Powell won the 2001 Gospel Music Association award for "Male Vocalist of the Year".
After his family moved from Alabama to Georgia, Powell attended McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia, where he met Lee and became involved in a band known as "Nuclear Hoedown." This experience resulted in further collaboration when he began writing songs about his faith, formed a Christian band called Third Day, and eventually landed a record deal with Gray Dot Records. Powell lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Aimee and five children: Scout, Cash, Camie Love, Emmanuel, and Birdie Clare.
Powell has collaborated with other artists on numerous occasions, most notably in the City On A Hill series, and more recently in the Glory Revealed series. Credits include:
1999, "Seize the Day (live)" and "I Can Hear You (live)" on Carolyn Arends' Seize the Day and Other Stories,
2000, "God of Wonders" (with Cliff & Danielle Young of Caedmon's Call) and "I Remember You" (with Gene Eugene) on City on a Hill: Songs of Worship and Praise,
2000, "Sheltering Tree" Additional personnel/vocals on NewSong's Sheltering Tree,
2002, "Sing Alleluia" (with Jennifer Knapp) "Our Great God" (with Fernando Ortega) on City on a Hill: Sing Alleluia,
2002, "It's Christmas Time" (with Cliff & Danielle Young of Caedmon's Call, Derri Daugherty, Sara Groves, Dan Haseltine, Out of Eden, Leigh Nash, Michael Tait and Terry Scott Taylor) on City on a Hill: It's Christmas Time,
2002, "Mountain of God" on Max Lucado's album Traveling Light: Songs From the 23rd Psalm,
2003, "We Come To Your Throne With Weeping" (with Jeff Deyo) on Light,
2003, "Love Lifted Me" (with Randy Travis) on Worship and Faith,
2003, "Friends 2003" a special tribute to and featuring Michael W. Smith,
2004, "Believe Me Now" (Backing vocalist with Jason Wade of the band Lifehouse) on Steven Curtis Chapman's All Things New,
2004, "I See Love" (with Steven Curtis Chapman and Bart Millard) on The Passion of the Christ: Songs,
2007, "By His Wounds" (with Steven Curtis Chapman, Brian Littrell & Mark Hall) on Glory Revealed,
2008, "Fly Away" with GRITS on Reiterate,
2008, "Over the Next Hill" (with Brooks & Dunn) on Billy: The Early Years (soundtrack),
2010, "Carry Me" from Jenny & Tyler's Faint Not,
2012, Mac Powell Country album - August 1, 2012 (500 copy limited pre-release) and August 21, 2012 general release date ,
2014, Southpaw Country album - October 14, 2014,
2004, Co-producer on Fusebox's Once Again album,
2009, Co-producer on Revive's Chorus of the Saints album