Jamey Johnson - Headlines The Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, May 28 - Benefit for Opry Trust Fund
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JAMEY JOHNSON and RANDY HOUSER with special guest Jerrod Niemann
Announce Benefit for Opry Trust Fund
Ryman Auditorium – May 28
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 23, 2009) Country music songmasters Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser along with friend and fellow songwriter Jerrod Niemann will be bringing “The Traler Park Revival Show” to the Ryman Auditorium on May 28 at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Opry Trust Fund which provides financial assistance to members of the country music industry in times of need. Years ago, the three artists and a few others got together often and played as “The Traler Park Show.” They’ve added “Revival” to the show name for this benefit since it’s a return to the stage for all three and since the return will be at the Ryman Auditorium, known as the “Mother Church of Country Music.”
"The name 'Traler Park' originated years ago when myself and several guys, including Jamey, shared a writer's room at the UA Tower in Nashville," says Houser. "We named the room Trailer Park, so a sign went up above the door, TRALER PARK, and it stuck -- misspelling and all."
Pre-Sale tickets are available Wed., April 22 at 10:00 a.m. through Thursday, April 23 at 10:00 p.m. at jameyjohnson.com; randyhouser.com; myspace.com/jameyjohnson; myspace.com/randyhouser and myspace.com/jerrodniemann. Tickets are $20 and will be available at ryman.com, opry.com, 1-800-SEE-OPRY, and the Ryman and Opry House Box Offices on April 24.
He could be basking in his songwriting accolades, but Jamey Johnson remains a restlessly creative maverick. Growing up in Montgomery, AL (hometown of Hank Williams, Sr.), the bar was always set high for Johnson as an artist. Over the past year, his many accomplishments have raised the bar. Johnson’s critically acclaimed album, That Lonesome Song, has been certified gold by the RIAA commemorating 500,000 in sales. Johnson received three Grammy nominations and one in the prestigious Best Country Album category alongside George Strait and Randy Travis. The record made “Best Albums of 2008” lists (all genres) by Rolling Stone, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, just to name a few. Recently, Johnson’s hit single and lyrical masterpiece, “In Color,” was named ACM Song of the Year. This was Johnson’s second win in the Song of the Year category. He previously won in 2006 for “Give It Away,” which was recorded by George Strait. Johnson continues to perform sold-out shows across the country for music fans who know every word to his songs.
Singer/songwriter Randy Houser grew up in central Mississippi. He has spent the past few years in Nashville honing his songwriting. He scored his first No. 1 hit and earned his first BMI award in 2005 when Trace Adkins took his “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” to the top of the charts. Houser’s live performances have demonstrated that he’s a jaw-droppingly powerful singer who infuses his dramatic vocals with an irresistible mixture of blues, soul, and traditional country. This past November, Universal Records South released Randy’s first album, Anything Goes. The title song went on to become a Top 20 favorite. His new single, which has already proven itself a crowd pleaser, is the dynamic "Boots On.” Houser has also been winning rave reviews as a part of Pat Green’s Jagermeister Country Tour. Since the beginning of 2009, Houser has been racking up the miles, performing nearly 60 shows prior to the summer touring season.
Jerrod Niemann is from the small agricultural town of Liberal, KS where his parents owned and operated the major entertainment venue in the area, a skating rink. It was here that Jerrod received his first introduction to music, all kinds of music. He began writing songs at an early age and after graduating high school enrolled in South Plains College in Levelland, TX majoring in commercial music with an emphasis in country music. Jerrod soon moved to Nashville and started making his way in the songwriting community. A couple of his first cuts were by Garth Brooks with “That Girl is a Cowboy” and a tribute to Chris LeDoux on “Good Ride Cowboy,” which garnered a BMI Award. He is touring this summer playing fairs and festivals across the country.
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Contact for Jamey Johnson:
Regina Stuve/Universal Music Group Nashville
Contacts for Randy Houser:
Alison Auerbach/Alison Auerbach P.R.
Erin Morris/Morris Public Relations
Natalie Moore/Universal Records South
Contact for Grand Ole Opry:
Darlene Bieber/Schmidt Relations