Jamey Johnson To Open For Willie Nelson
February 2, 2009 at 1:53 PM (PT)
MERCURY/NASHVILLE artist JAMEY JOHNSON, who is nominated for three GRAMMY Awards – "Best Country Album," "Best Male Country Vocal Performance" and "Best Country Song" -- has just been named as an opening act for one of his heroes, WILLIE NELSON. JOHNSON will open the shows slated for MARCH.
Such a fan of NELSON, JOHNSON is, he often plays a guitar that was autographed by NELSON.“I can’t believe I get to open gigs for one of my heroes,” says JAMIE. “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.”
JOHNSON will hit the road with WILLIE, starting MARCH 11th in LAKELAND, FL. He will also appear on The Tonight Show with JAY LENO on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5th at 11:30p (ET) on NBC-TV. He is also slated to appear on two GAC-TV shows soon; he'll be on 'On the Streets,' on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd and on the GAC-Top 20 on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6th.