Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Journey member Jonathan Cain released his first solo record in 1976, Windy City Breakdown. In 1979 he joined the band, The Babys, and in 1980 joined the rock band, Journey, rounding out the songwriting genius behind the defining album, Escape. Cain’s signature piano, synth playing and songwriting contributions with Journey, The Babys and Bad English have earned him many Billboard hits, multiple Gold, Platinum and Diamond-selling records, a Star on the Hollywood walk of fame and a GRAMMY nomination. Journey was named as the fifth best band in rock history in a 2005 USA Today opinion poll, was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 and continues today, selling out major venues worldwide.
One may know of the best-selling catalog rock song in iTunes’ history (“Don’t Stop Believin’”), as well as other Journey chart toppers like, “Faithfully”, “Who’s Crying Now,” “Open Arms” and many more international hits. However, some possibly lesser known information about Jonathan Cain, is that he co-wrote all of them.
He brought the lyrics for “Don’t Stop Believin” to one of his first Journey rehearsals. In preparation for the recording sessions of the Escape album. They were something he had written in a lyric book based on what his dad had told him. In addition to being an esteemed songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, genre crossing artist and so much more, is that he is a family man. Jonathan Cain is about being a loving father, because of the love that was shown to him by his father, and ultimately, the Heavenly Father. Which he writes about in his book.
Cain released his Rolling Stone–lauded, Publishers Weekly-bestselling book, Don’t Stop Believin’ in 2018 along with four new solo albums in as many years, including his current, Billboard–featured More Like Jesus that Parade calls a “triumphant new album.” Cain wrote most of the More Like Jesus songs while he was on a 58-city arena/stadium tour with his Journey bandmates that played to over one million people on their last tour. Journey is preparing to start playing live again as things open back up again; Starting with Chicago festival, Lollapalooza– this July.
As this iconic artist continues to press into his faith with inspired new music, Cain performed at the recent NCAA® Final Four® tournament, National Day of Prayer, Creation Music Festival, Lifest and leads worship most weekends at City of Destiny where his wife, Paula White-Cain, is the Senior Pastor.
Cain has further become a sought-after speaker, speaking at this years’ Prestonwood Men’s Conference, Better Man Event and more. He has also helped raise more than $500,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Tennessee, as well as lends his support to Toys for Tots, the T.J. Martell Foundation and the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, among others.
Cain is currently preparingto release the first of three singles in preparation for his upcoming worship album. This will be the sixth solo full-length album of Jonathan Cain that he recorded at his studio, Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville.