At the age of eighteen, Austin began leading at Journey Church in Tifton, Georgia and eventually became their full-time worship pastor. In 2014, Austin French was featured on the ABC TV show Rising Star, where he won the hearts of millions of viewers – including guest judges Ludacris, Ke$ha, and Brad Paisley. Austin French competed his way to the finale, finished as the runner-up on the show, and had the opportunity to share the stage with multi-platinum recording artist, Josh Groban.
After his success on Rising Star, Austin French served as worship pastor at The Avenue Church in Delray Beach, Florida. Austin French and his wife Joscelyn currently live in Nashville with their sons Coleman and Owen. After signing with Fair Trade in early 2017, he began working on his debut album – which will release early summer next year.