Nashville, Tenn. – An upcoming concert at Temple Baptist Church in Dalton, Georgia marks the return of Scott MacIntyre to the stage following the pianist/singer’s second kidney transplant in June. MacIntyre will share his music and story on September 13 as part of the church’s Homecoming Celebration.
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Scott MacIntyre inspired the world when he competed on American Idol and became a finalist in 2009. He was the first blind contestant in the shows history and one that will always be remembered due to his incredible talent and positive attitude. MacIntyre revealed the details of his first kidney transplant in his book, By Faith, Not By Sight published by Thomas Nelson Inc in 2012. In 2013, the book was translated and published in Indonesian. The autobiography also recounts MacIntyregrowing up as a child prodigy, when he began playing piano by ear at 3-years-old. This led toMacIntyre learning to play guitar, bass, drums and organ, before graduating from college with a Piano Performance degree at 19-years-old. MacIntyre attended several esteemed universities in the states and abroad, and was awarded Marshall and UK Fulbright scholarships, while being ranked by USA Today as one of the top 20 undergraduate seniors in the nation. MacIntyre has enjoyed a successful solo career and has shared the stage with such notable artists as The Band Perry, Michael W. Smith, The Jonas Brothers, and Alice Cooper, among many others. His previous album, Heartstrings, debuted at No. 18 on the iTunes Pop Album Chart and his holiday album Christmas in Paris featured his original song “Christmas Angel” which enjoyed radio success in 2010. His upcoming project, Lighthouse, releases September 23, 2014. MacIntyre resides in Nashville, TN with his wife, Christina.
Nashville, TN - Singer/songwriter, Scott MacIntyre, releases a major announcement today regarding his personal health, on the eve of the release of his new album, Lighthouse. A seven-year kidney transplant recipient, MacIntyre is now facing end-stage kidney disease for the second time in his life.