2009 American Idol finalist, Scott Macintyre, releases his new record “Lighthouse.” The record, which streets this week, was produced by Matt Bronleewe, Kyle Lee and Scott. Idol alumni Danny Gokey and Skylar Laine are featured as guest vocalists on the record.
On the eve of the release, Scott Macintyre announced that he is experiencing recurring kidney issues and will likely need a kidney transplant within the next six months. While it may be news to some, Scott revealed the details of his first kidney transplant from seven years ago in his book By Faith, Not By Sight. The book, released by Thomas Nelson in 2012, shares Scott’s incredible story of overcoming the obstacles of kidney disease to become the first blind finalist on American Idol. MacIntyre’s song from the new record, “I Am Hope,” has become a well-known anthem for organ donation and will be featured in upcoming events for the National Kidney Foundation walks in New York City, Los Angeles, CA, Boston, MA, and Miami, FL.
Before his time on American Idol, Macintyre 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 sharing stages 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.