Paul McDonald (birthed William Paul McDonald; August 29, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter from Huntsville, Alabama, which since 2011, lives in Nashville, Tennessee. McDonald positioned 8th on the tenth period of American Idol and also considering that 2005, he has actually been the diva of the band Hightide Woe, relabelled The Grand Magnolias in 2010.
McDonald went to Auburn College and also signed up with The Society of Phi Gamma Delta society. McDonald left Auburn College 6 hrs timid of college graduation to concentrate on his expanding songs job in Nashville, Tennessee.
McDonald was birthed to Susan as well as David McDonald, in Auburn/Opelika. McDonald was increased in Huntsville, Alabama.
In the springtime of 2005, he and also fellow Auburn pupil Jonathan Pears started composing tunes with each other, developing the band Hightide Blues. Bring in 2 various other participants, Cragon Sims as well as Rob Foster, they started visiting tiny clubs around the state of Alabama. In 2006, McDonald placed his education and learning on hold to go after a full time job in songs.
On January 27, 2011, McDonald obtained a gold ticket to contend in Hollywood from courts Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and also Randy Jackson, and also made it right into the Top 24 by singing an initial track, “American Dreams.” He was among 10 prospects picked as a finalist based upon public ballot. Thirteen contended in the finals.
McDonald was birthed to Susan as well as David McDonald, in Auburn/Opelika. McDonald was increased in Huntsville, Alabama. McDonald left Auburn University 6 hrs reluctant of college graduation to concentrate on his expanding songs profession in Nashville, Tennessee.