Jamey Johnson is hitting the road in 2018. The acclaimed singer-songwriter is embarking on a multi-city tour that takes him across the U.S. from February through July, making multiple stops in the South and Midwestern regions. More dates will be added in the coming weeks, according to tasteofcountry.com.
Johnson’s live shows are always unique, as he goes into each show without a standard setlist, giving each performance its own distinction. “I don’t know what I’m going to do until I am standing there doing it. That is a freedom I have enjoyed ever since I began doing this—the ability to try something new,” Johnson says of his concerts in a press release.
The rugged country star has grown into one of the most respected songwriters in Nashville, penning George Strait’s “Give it Away,” Trace Adkins’ rowdy hit “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” and “It’s All Going to Pot,” a collaboration between legends Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson.
Johnson has had a taste of success with his own releases as well, scoring a Top 10 hit with “In Color,” which won Song of the Year at the 2009 CMA and ACM Awards.
He also penned the title track to Nelson’s 2017 album, “God’s Problem Child. “Jamey’s one of the best pickers and singers and writers we’ve got around today,” Nelson says. “When people ask me about some of the new guys coming up, I’ve always got to throw Jamey’s name out there because he’s that good.”
Johnson’s 2018 tour kicks off Feb. 11 in Hollywood, Fla. and continues through July 29 where it concludes in Des Moines, Iowa.
Jamey Johnson 2018 Tour Dates:
Feb. 11 – Hollywood, Fla. @ Seminole Hard Rock Casino
Feb. 22 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Florida Theatre
Feb. 23 – Fort Myers, Fla. @ The Ranch
Feb. 24 – Jupiter, Fla. @Abacoa Town Center Ampitheatre
Feb. 25 – Cocoa, Fla. @ Cocoa Riverfront Park
Mar. 10 – Tyler, Texas @ Oil Place
Mar. 22 – Rootstown, Ohio @ Dusty Armadillo
Mar. 23 – Springfield, Ill. @ Boondocks
Mar. 24 – Indianapolis, Ill. @ 8 Seconds Saloon
Apr. 12 – Beaumont, Texas @ Jefferson Theatre
Apr. 13 – New Braunfels, Texas @ Gruene Hall
Apr.14 – Hitchcock, Texas @ Galveston Co. Fairgrounds
Apr. 18 – Macon, Ga. @ Macon City Auditorium
Apr. 19 – Athens, Ga. @ Georgia Theatre
Apr. 20 – Athens, Ga. @ Georgia Theatre
Apr. 21 – Biloxi, Mo. @ Crawfish Music Festival
Apr. 26 – Jacksonville, N.C. @ The Tarheel
Apr. 27 – Wilkesboro, N.C. @ MerleFest
Apr. 28 – Decatur, Ala. @ Fredericks Outdoor
May 5 – Gaston, S.C. @ Farm Beach 2018
May 19 – Franklin, Ohio @ JD Legends
Jun. 23 – Mt. Vernon, Ky. @ Renfro Valley
Jun. 29 – Maryville, Tenn. @ The Shed
Jul. 7 – Algona, Iowa @ A.B.A.T.E of IA Freedom Rally
Jul. 20 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa @ McGrath Ampitheatre
Jul. 21 – Sauk Rapid, Minn. @ Rollie’s
Jul. 22 – Rochester, Minn. @ Mayo Civic Center
Jul. 27 – Papillion, Neb. @ Sumtur Ampitheatre
Jul. 28 – El Dorado, Kansas @ Dam Music Festival