We’re sad to report that longtime member and Dove/Grammy-nominated songwriter, John Condrone, from Maryville, TN, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. As some of you know, John caught COVID-19 in mid-September. He managed the illness at home for a week before being admitted to a nearby hospital. His condition worsened, and he moved to the ICU unit. Near the end of September, John was sedated and placed on a ventilator until passing away.
As one of John’s songs is titled, “The Sound of a Heart Breaking”, there’s no doubt that our collective hearts are broken that Corona virus has taken yet another creative soul. It’s not about whether you do or do not believe in masks or numbers. The undeniable truth is that we all mourn the loss of a husband, a father, a friend, and someone who gave back to the songwriting community at every opportunity. John’s been a member of SongU.com since 2012 and we will miss his presence and his energy around the virtual halls of SongU.com. RIP John.