Most artists pay somebody to write a long, inflated, flashy bio about themselves, but I thought I’d just give it to you straight.
My name is Royce John Schwienebart, or otherwise known as Royce Johns. I’m a husband, father, guitar picker, and singer/songwriter. I've been pickin' and grinnin' for the last decade, and have been fortunate enough to work with some talented singers, songwriters, and musicians.
During my time playing music I've had the opportunity to open for some great acts in the industry including Sammy Kershaw, Deana Carter, Sawyer Brown, Collin Raye, Aaron Tippin, Eric Paslay, The Cadillac Three, Trick Pony, Walker McGuire, and Sunny Sweeney.
After recording an EP and two records comprised of other songwriter's songs and co-writes (Truckstop Souvenirs - 2018) (One Last Two Step - 2020), my main goal going forward is to release full-length records that will hopefully stand the test of time. I'm planning on releasing a new full-length record comprised of songs I've written in 2023.
I feel like I’ve learned a lifetime of lessons in the last decade since starting my musical journey, but the further down the road I get, I feel like I’m only getting started. With all the love and support my home state of Iowa has shown me, it makes me never want to leave. And I don’t think I ever could. No matter where this journey takes me, I’ll always have a 515 area code.
“The only thing stopping him charting it is the lack of a major label deal and on the strength of that track alone (The Great Escape) you’d think one of the big three would be sniffing around” - Country Music People 11/1/2020
Royce Johns – “Wish I Was” – Royce Johns rightly sends chills up your spine with the way he immediately evokes memories of all those poetic and playful master songwriters of country music in the ’60s. “Wish I Was” comes from Royce’s new album Thank Ya Kindly that is worth checking out. - Saving Country Music 8/13/2023