Nashville, TN ---- Singer/songwriter Jonny Diaz is ending 2015 on a high note with a Top Twenty hit single, “Breathe.” The song went Top Twenty this week on Billboard’s National Audience Chart (NCA) with strong adds from such major radio outlets as WAY-FM/Nashville, TN,K-LOVE, SiriusXM, WONU/Chicago, IL, Joy-F
Jonny Diaz is an American contemporary Christian pop artist originally from Lakeland, Florida. His first song "More Beautiful You" has charted on American Christian music charts. His major record label debut album of the same name has charted on Billboard magazine's Top Heatseekers and Top Christian Albums charts.
After graduating from high school, Diaz was offered a full athletic scholarship to play baseball for Florida State University. Diaz was the fourth of four brothers to get a college baseball scholarship. His brother Matt Diaz is an outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and another one of his brothers played baseball professionally. He started college in the second half of 2002 and played on the team for one year. According to Jesus Freak Hideout, he "felt God calling him to pursue music".
Diaz released his first album Shades of White in August 2003 right before he began his second year of college; his second album, Everyday God, was released during his fourth year of college. He collaborated with producer Mitch Dane on his third CD They Need Love and the project came out in March 2007. That album included the song "Hold Me", which got him attention when the song placed on the Top 40 charts.
Diaz's major label debut album More Beautiful You album has appeared on several Billboard magazine charts; on July 25, 2009 it was ranked #32 on the Top Christian Albums chart and #25 on the Top Heatseekers chart. The album's lead single "More Beautiful You" hit the American charts in mid-2009 and reached #2 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart by the end of August 2009. The song tells young women that they are beautiful the way they are. Diaz said "I hope to get the attention of females and tell them the truth found in God's Word, that there could never be a more beautiful you."
His music career was essentially started by leading worship for the youth group of the First Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, FL, playing with Brett Blondell and Vanessa Barbee.