JAMEY JOHNSON

Thu, 11/15/2012 - 7:00pm Buy Now

Living For a Song Tour

Special Guests: Wayne Mills & Chris Hennessee

There has been great anticipation about the musical direction Johnson would take after releasing his critically acclaimed 25-song double album, The Guitar Song, which was among the most lauded albums of 2010, receiving country album of the year nominations from the Grammys and the Academy of Country Music. It was certified gold and ranked No. 5 on both Rolling Stone’s and Spin’s albums of the year lists. This was the follow-up to the 2008 album That Lonesome Song, which was certified platinum and universally hailed by critics as a masterpiece.

His latest recording, “Livin’ For a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran”, is an homage befitting an American master who had songs on the country charts for nearly half a century, Johnson is joined on the record by some of the greatest names in country music, the album is set for release on vinyl September 25th , and other media on October 16th.

Jamey Johnson is a study in contrasts. He was raised outside Montgomery, Alabama in a family that was poor but highly musical. Like many country artists, Jamey first performed gospel music in churches. Unlike most, he is a formally trained musician who understood music theory as early as his junior-high years. He is deadly serious about his music, yet has a wry and witty sense of humor. With his piercing pale-blue eyes and biker beard, he looks like a hell raiser, but he has the heart of a poet. He seems like a rebel, but Jamey Johnson spent eight years as a member of the highly disciplined U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

“The road is where it’s at. I love it. That’s where you take country music. You don’t get the message out there by sitting at the house. I go out there and meet the people. When I come back home to make an album, I don’t want you to second-guess me. I’m telling you what is the right thing, because I’m the guy out there shaking their hands every night.”

Tickets go on sale Mon, 10/08/2012

Ticket Prices & Seating

$ 45.00 Main Floor Rows AA-C
$ 35.00 Main Floor Rows D-7; 1st Balcony Boxes & Rows A-F
$ 30.00 1st Balcony Rows G-J; 2nd Balcony All Rows

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The Carson Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit performing arts center that serves the Four Rivers region. The mission of the Center is to improve the quality of life of children, youth, and adults with programming that inspires, educates, and entertains.

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