Jamey Johnson to tour with Willie Nelson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GRAMMY NOMINEE JAMEY JOHNSON TO OPEN SHOWS
FOR THE LEGENDARY WILLIE NELSON
JOHNSON WILL PERFORM HIS NEW SINGLE “HIGH COST OF LIVING”
ON THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO FEBRUARY 5
Nashville, TN – If you have seen Mercury recording artist Jamey Johnson perform, chances are you have noticed an autograph on his acoustic guitar
(which he affectionately calls “Old Maple.”) That signature belongs to one of his musical heroes Willie Nelson. Johnson is confirmed to open shows for Nelson in March. “I can’t believe I get to open gigs for one of my heroes,” says Johnson. “I first met Willie when I performed at Farm Aid last year and
I got to hang out with him on his bus. That was a career highlight.”
Another career highlight for Johnson is being nominated for three Grammy awards – Best Country Album, Best Male Country Vocal Performance and
Best Country Song. “To be recognized by other musicians and songwriters and all of the creative people who are Grammy voters is just the ultimate validation,” says Johnson. “And to be able to share these nominations and my Grammy experience with my band, The Kent Hardly Playboys, is so cool. They are the ones who made this album sound unique. Look out L.A., here we come!” The 51st Annual Grammy Awards will air on Sunday, February 8
at 8pm et/pt on CBS.
Prior to Grammy weekend, Johnson will perform his new single “High Cost of Living” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday, February 5th.
Johnson will also appear on GAC’s On The Streets February 3 and GAC’s Top 20 February 6.
WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY WITH SPECIAL GUEST JAMEY JOHNSON TOUR INFO:
March 11 Youkey Theatre Lakeland, FL
March 12 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, FL
March 13 House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL
March 14 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL
March 15 House of Blues North Myrtle Beach, SC
March 17 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
March 18 King Center For The Performing Arts Melbourne, FL
March 19 Marina Civic Center Panama City, FL
March 20 Silver Star Resort & Casino Convention Center Choctaw, MS