Since his first professional appearance in 1972, Jonathan Sprout has recorded 12 albums, performed 6,618 concerts (including 5,588 children’s concerts) and taught 821 songwriting workshops throughout the United States. His songs have appeared on several internationally released compilation albums.
Jonathan’s four American Heroes albums have won 26 national awards and critical acclaim as groundbreaking CDs in the field of educational children’s music.
As Founder, primary songwriter, and half of the musical group Force For Good, Jonathan released the New Age album Passions in February 2020 on the Sprout Recordings label. This instrumental piano-based album debuted at #4 on the ZMR Top 100 Music Charts. It rose to #2 on the March 2020 ZMR Top 100 Music Charts and was one of the five albums nominated in the 2020 ZMR Best Piano Album with Instrumentation category.
Working with Emmy winning film maker, Rodney Whittenberg at Melodyvision, Jonathan created a song-film (music video) for each of the 24 songs on both albums. They have been accepted into 67 festivals and won 19 awards from festivals in Cairo, Sydney, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Vienna, Tokyo, Dubai, Berlin and more. Film topics include climate change, racial and gender equality, renewable energy, the refugee crisis, gun safety, and stewardship of the great outdoors.
American Heroes #4 is the recipient of these 12 awards:
* Santa's Choice Award
* Family Choice Award
* Dr. Toy One of the 10 Best Audio/Video/CD/DVDs
* Academics' Choice Smart Media Award
* KIDS FIRST! All-star Award
* Tillywig Brainchild Award
* Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award
* The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
* Dove Foundation "Family Friendly" Seal
* Mom's Choice Honoring Excellence Gold Award Recipient
* Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
* Global Music Award Bronze Medal
Jonathan's American Heroes #3 CD won 11 national awards, including a GRAMMY® nomination. He was a contributing artist on Healthy Foods, a CD for children, which received a GRAMMY® nomination. All About Bullies...Big & Small, the GRAMMY® winning CD in the Children's Music category, includes a track performed by Jonathan.
Jonathan founded Force For Good at www.ForceForGoodMusic.com. Passions, their first album of New Age instrumental music released in 2020, reaching #2 on the ZMR New Age Charts. In 2021, Innocence, the second album of New Age instrumental music by Force For Good was released. It reached #4 on the ZMR New Age Charts.
Listen in as Grammy Nominated, award-winning musician Jonathan Sprout is interviewed about the making of his CD American Heroes #4!
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