THIRD ANNUAL BUCKIN WILD MUSIC FEST RETURNS TO LOST CREEK RANCH AND ARENA FOR THREE FULL DAYS OF LIVE MUSIC, CAMPING, BULL RIDING, MUD BOGGING AND MUD DRAGS With Headlining Performances by JAMEY JOHNSON, Platinum Selling Country Duo LOVE AND THEFT and JW LANE AND COUNTY ROAD X NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dubbed by Great American Country (GAC) as one of its Top Tours, Festivals + Rockin’ Road Trips, the Third Annual Buckin Wild Music Fest returns to the Lost Creek Ranch and Arena on historic Route 66 west of Erick, Oklahoma, April 15-17. Capturing the hearts of fans all over Western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle and beyond, with 5,000+ in attendance in its first two years, the highly anticipated festival remains one of the first and only festivals in the area to combine live Country and Red Dirt music, bull riding, camping, and new this year, mud drags and mud bogging, capped off with a high-dollar mud bog bounty hole. Many avid festival-goers have already staked out their campsites from years past, claiming Buckin Wild Music Fest as their own annual tradition. “What’s happening now continues to validate our vision for the Buckin Wild Music Fest of keeping it real,” said Donny G. Liles, the festival’s founder and producer, and Managing Partner of ALL Entertainment LLC. “In just three years, we already have a first-rate lineup of great talent to deliver fantastic entertainment. This is part of what makes Buckin Wild unique – the connection among the artists and the fans. On and off the stage, everyone has a great time.” The All-American, home-grown festival is proud to announce its 2016 line-up with headliner, Jamey Johnson, 11-time Grammy Nominee, whose ACM and CMA award winning songs, “In Color” and George Strait’s “Give it Away,” earned him a place in the hearts of Country and Texas music fans forever, is set to perform on the main stage Saturday night. Joining Johnson on Saturday is the CMA, ACM and CMT nominated Country duo Love and Theft, whose latest single, “Whiskey on My Breath,” a life affirming song of overcoming addiction and experiencing grace is gathering steam. Recently signed to the iconic Curb Records, Love and Theft is in hot pursuit of another #1 spot on the Billboard charts following their 2013 #1 hit “Angel Eyes.” The duo’s current single shot to the #2 spot on iTunes downloads in January and the video is chugging along toward two million views on YouTube. Click image to watch “Whiskey On My Breath” Friday night also brings a fired-up roster with headliner, JW Lane and County Road X, with the success of their first two singles, “Weeds” and “Up and Gone,” produced= by Mike McClure (The Great Divide), and their recent single, “Tease,” this band is a first-rate crowd pleaser with nowhere to go but up. Other hit makers to perform include Ray Scott, Steve Brack, Kaitlin Butts, Elaina Kay, Tyler Wilhelm, Ward Davis, Crossroads and SHEP. Amarillo-based bands Shotgun Rider and Mike Chism and Hollow Continue reading
Jamey Johnson Announces Living For a Song Tour for Fall 2012. Jamey Johnson will be hitting the road this Fall for his 2012 Living For a Song Tour. The first date will take place at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN on November 8th. Johnson will wrap things up on December 31st in Montgomery, Alabama. Fans will also get to see Chris Hennessee and Wayne Mills on select dates as the join Jamey on tour. The tour gets its name from Johnson’s recently released album, Living For a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran!
Jamey Johnson Debuts Hank Cochran Tribute Album Next Week! Jamey Johnson is releasing a brand new album, Living For a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran, next week! It will be available Tuesday, October 16th, and features collaborations with a slew of big name country singers including: Asleep at the Wheel, Bobby Bare, Hank Cochran, Elvis Costello, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Leon Russell, George Strait and Lee Ann Womack. Hank Cochran passed away in 2010 at the age of 74 and is considered to be one of the greatest, most important songwriters in country music. “If I had to dream up somebody like Hank to influence songwriters, I couldn’t have done a better job. That’s what he was– not just for me, but for Willie and for a lot of people–just a helpful friend. If he knew you needed help with something, he could help you. He was there. And that’s what I want to be for the people in my life, same as Hank. He influenced me, not only as an artist and songwriter, but also as a person.” -Jamey Johnson Johnson will be busy over the next few days promoting the album, and next week he will announce details about his Fall tour. Find a complete list of his promo appearances below. Jamey Johnson Promotional Appearances: Thursday, October 11th: Imus in the Morning Friday, October 12th: to perform “Make the World Go Away” on The Late Show with David Letterman along with Alison Krauss Monday, October 15th: discussing the project with Eddie Stubbs on WSM-AM at 7 p.m. CT. Tuesday, October 16th: celebrate the album’s release with a concert at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium
Jamey Johnson Releasing Star-studded Hank Cochran Tribute Album! Jamey Johnson is scheduled to release a tribute album to country songwriter Hank Cochran that will feature a slew of iconic performers including Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Kris Kristofferson, Vince Gill and many more. The album is titled Livin’ for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran and will be released on vinyl on September 25th with a wide release to follow on October 16th. Find the track listing below. Livin’ for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran, Complete Track Listing 1. “Make the World Go Away” — Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss 2. “I Fall to Pieces” — Jamey Johnson and Merle Haggard 3. “A Way to Survive” — Jamey Johnson, Vince Gill and Leon Russell 4. “Don’t Touch Me” — Jamey Johnson and Emmylou Harris 5. “You Wouldn’t Know Love” — Jamey Johnson and Ray Price 6. “I Don’t Do Windows” — Jamey Johnson and Asleep at the Wheel 7. “She’ll Be Back” — Jamey Johnson and Elvis Costello 8. “Would These Arms Be in Your Way” — Jamey Johnson 9. “The Eagle” — Jamey Johnson and George Strait 10. “A-11” — Jamey Johnson and Ronnie Dunn 11. “I’d Fight the World” — Jamey Johnson and Bobby Bare 12. “Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me” — Jamey Johnson and Willie Nelson 13. “This Ain’t My First Rodeo” — Jamey Johnson and Lee Ann Womack 14. “Love Makes a Fool of Us All” — Jamey Johnson and Kris Kristofferson 15. “Everything but You” — Jamey Johnson, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson and Leon Russell 16. “Livin’ for a Song” — Jamey Johnson, Hank Cochran, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson
Jamey Johnson Gives An Incredible Show To Fans At The World’s Largest Honky Tonk! Jamey Johnson was the main event last Saturday, October 15 at the Texas sized venue, Billy Bob’s! The very talented singer/songwriter was completely immersed in his performance, as were his fans! I traveled to Ft. Worth specifically for this show and let me tell you, it was well worth the bumpy ride on US West 82! When I first arrived to the infamous Stockyards, this huge feeling of joy immediately came over me. If you haven’t ever been to this Lone Star playground you should definitely look into it! Billy Bob’s alone is a magical place with so much to do. The show didn’t begin until 10:30pm so I was able to get my fair share of people watching in for the evening. Not wanting to miss one strum on that famous autographed guitar, I made sure to find my seat in PLENTY of time! Johnson started the night with “High Cost of Living” and ended it with Hank Williams Sr.’s “I Saw The Light!” In between were his originals “The Guitar Song“, “The Door Is Always Open“, “Playing The Part“, “That Lonesome Song“, “Give It Away” (recorded by George Strait), “Mowin’ Down The Roses“, “Lonely At the Top“, “Dog In the Yard“, and “In Color” along with some others! Other songs that were played were “Keep your Hands To Yourself“, “La Grange“, “Georgia” and “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way.” One song in particular that was ended with a standing ovation by fans was “Turn The Page“, the multi-genre classic was accompanied by such soul from Johnson. However this was true for every note he sang that night, there is no denying that the man has a one of a kind voice! I will take it upon myself to speak for everyone who was there that night in saying it was a spectacular performance that compared to no other! I’m not sure if it was the sound of his voice or the echoes of the cowboys hollering praises, but I found myself with chills on many occasions. Jamey Johnson has a wonderful array of fans that are very welcoming! I highly suggest you catch a Johnson performance in the NEAR future and become one of these fine people! You are sure to have a good time, while hearing some great music!!! You can purchase any of Johnson’s three studio albums at this time, with the most recent being The Guitar Song.
ZZ Top A Tribute From Friends Is Available Now! ZZ Top – A Tribute From Friends is now available for purchase! This collection of 10 ZZ Top originals features some of the best artist today including Jamey Johnson, Grace Potter, Steven Tyler and Daughtry. Johnson’s cover of “La Grange” is fantastic, but who would expect anything less from the talented singer/songwriter?! I also really enjoyed the remakes of “Sharp Dressed Man“, “Just Got Paid“, “Gimme All Your Lovin’” and “Tush“! Track Listing 1. “Tush” – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals 2. “Gimme All Your Lovin’” – Filter 3. “Rough Boy” – Wyclef Jean 4. “Waitin’ for the Bus/ Jesus Just Left Chicago” – Daughtry 5. “La Grange” – Jamey Johnson 6. “Sharp Dressed Man” – The M.O.B. (feat. Steven Tyler, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Jonny Lang & Brett Tuggle) 7. “Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers” – Coheed and Cambria 8. “Cheap Sunglasses” – Wolfmother 9. “Got Me Under Pressure” – Duff McKagan’s Loaded 10. “Just Got Paid” – Mastodon 11. “Legs” – Nickelback
Jamey Johnson Joins Willie Nelson and Others at 2011 Farm Aid Performances. Even though Jamey Johnson is currently on tour and simultaneously recording a new album, he is still taking the time to perform at the Farm Aid 2011 Saturday, August 13th at the Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City. Johnson is joining a line-up of performers which includes Willie Nelson among others. Farm Aid is a long running benefit concert founded to support American family farmers. The benefit has managed to raise over $39 million to aid family farmers all over the country and help them thrive. The mission of Farm Aid has a special meaning to Jamey as he grew up on a family farm in Alabama. “When I was a kid, we had a little bit of land and just about every bit of it was farm…I can’t even name for you everything that we grew from this land. But the fact that we couldn’t make enough money to sustain it meant that we had to eventually move off of it and let it go to someone else.” -Jamey Johnson Especially considering the current climate in the nation from government to the economy, support systems like Farm Aid are little beacons of hope for American farmers. By focusing on family farmers, Farm Aid helps to promote American grown food which fills plates in American homes for American citizens. “Farm Aid is not just important to me, it’s important to anybody who eats. Farm Aid is set up to look after the family farmer, the ones that actually take part in the same crops that they produce for other people. They are not just growing food to send down the line; their family eats the same foods that they sell.” -Jamey Johnson Beyond taking the time to help support American farmers, Jamey Johnson has a lot going on. He recently finished up touring on Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown, and is now traveling all over the country on his own tour. He will be performing at the 5th Annual ACM Honors in Nashville on September 19th (which will also be in part a tribute to his good friend, singer/songwriter Hank Cochran, who passed away in 2010.). Somewhere in the middle of all this, Johnson is also finding time to complete his next album.
UMG Nashville Present Jamey Johnson with Gold Certification for The Guitar Song Jamey Johnson, known for his hit song “In Color” has received a plaque from Universal Music Group Nashville commemorating the gold certification of his double album, The Guitar Song. Johnson’s album is packed with 25 songs, and was nominated for the Best Country Album Grammy earlier this year. Johnson expressed his gratitude to all the folks who helped get this successful album together. “It’s always cool to stop what you’re doing and bring the whole team together. These guys and gals usually don’t get to see each other on a regular basis, so it’s good that when they do, we’re celebrating an accomplishment like that. It’s something everybody worked equal parts on and holds an equal amount of responsibility for the success of it.” -Jamey Johnson Johnson is currently performing on tour with Kid Rock.
Jamey Johnson gets a little help from his friends in Playing the Part. Jamey Johnson gets into a lil’ monkey business in his new video “Playin the Part” and gets a little help from his good friend Matthew McConaughey. What I wanna know is how many times did they have to re-shoot that last scene cause the band kept crackin up! ~WC~ Country Music Photo Gallery
Jamey Johnson’s double-disc album The Guitar Song is out tomorrow! Jamey Johnson‘s new album, “The Guitar Song“, comes out tomorrow! I know I’m excited about the release and completely in love with this 2-disc collection of authentic country music, but let’s see what the “big critics” have to say about it! Spin.com: The Guitar Song is structured as an uplifting journey from rot to redemption, Johnson still moves through these 25 tunes with an audible snarl. The9513.com: It’s symptomatic of Johnson’s genius that his more upbeat fare is just as compelling as his hard luck stories and tales of shattered love, a trick few artists can pull off… there are no weak spots, not one track that cries out to be jettisoned. The Wall Street Journal: It’s a stunning, varied and far-reaching set of 25 hardcore country songs, sonically and thematically integrated into a musical journey designed to be experienced, optimally, in sequence… The result mixes the spontaneity of live performance with crisp studio sound. Now who am I to argue with these guys? You can buy the album in stores, or grab it from digital retailers and see for yourself! More albums releasing on September 14th: Joey + Rory – Album Number Two (Sugar Hill) Robert Plant – Band of Joy (Rounder) Justin Townes Earle – Harlem River Blues (Blood) The SteelDrivers – Reckless (Rounder) Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore – Saints & Sinners (Remington Road Records / Virtual) James Otto – Shake What God Gave Ya (Warner)Country Music Photo Gallery