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Jamey Johnson covers Willie Nelson @ Grand Ole Opry

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
by: Beville Dunkerley

Jamey Johnson has long been a disciple — and friend — of Willie Nelson, so when the Alabama native took the stage of the Grand Ole Opry last week, it was no surprise that he covered one of the Texas legend’s tunes. Watch above as the singer-songwriter performs the sonically sober, but lyrically intoxicated, “I’d Have to Be Crazy,” which originally appeared on Nelson’s 1976 LP, The Sound in Your Mind.

Since touring together in 2011, Johnson and Nelson have been frequent guests on each other’s albums. The younger singer joined his mentor on 2012’s Heroes, lending his voice to both “Hero” and “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” — the latter alongside Snoop Dogg and Kris Kristofferson. Nelson returned the favor for Johnson’s 2012 Livin’ For a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran LP, singing “Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me” and “Everything But You” (which also features Vince Gill and Leon Russell). And the only duet on Nelson’s 2014 Band of Brothers album is one with Johnson, “The Git Go.”

So, it will also be no surprise if the Redheaded Stranger is a guest artist on Johnson’s upcoming album. Details are few and far between at this time, but the project will be the musician’s first full-length since his Cochran compilation and first on his own label, Big Gassed Records. So far, he’s released two very different sounding songs from the indie project: the acoustic “Alabama Pines” and whimsical “You Can.”

Another Willie Nelson fan: Jamey Johnson, celebrating Dale Earnhardt, Jr’s 40th

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014



With Dale Earnhardt, Jr.,Karyn Weekley and Boo Weekley at Dale’s 40th birthday party last night at Whiskey River in Charlotte, N.C.

Jamey Johnson, Lily Meola, “Farm Aid 2014) (Raleigh, NC)

Sunday, September 21st, 2014


Lily Meola, of Hawaii,  joined Jamey Johnson on stage for his set.


Farm Aid 2014 Press Conference, Raleigh, NC

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014


Amy Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Carlene Carter and Gary Clark, Jr., at press conference before the Farm Aid concert on September 13, 2014

Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Farm Aid 2014 (Raleigh, NC) (9/13/2014)

Monday, September 15th, 2014


Photo:  Janis Tillerson

Happy Birthday, Jamey Johnson

Monday, July 14th, 2014


Jamey Johnson, at Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic (Fort Worth, TX) (2014)

Monday, July 7th, 2014


photo:  Janis Tillerson


photo: Janis Tillerson

photo: Janis Tillerson


The Git Go

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Jamey Johnson is singing a duet with Willie on Willie’s latest album Band of Brothers

Full Moon Full Life Concert @ Back Yard Amphitheater, Austin (May 20, 2014)

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Paula Nelson, Amy Nelson and Shooter Jennings

Thank you Janis Tillerson for sharing these photos from the Full Moon Full Life fundraising concert on May 20th at the Backyard Live Oak Amphitheater outside of Austin.  The concert, hosted by Jessi Colter and son Shooter Jennings, was held to celebrate Waylon Jennings and Hank Cochran and benefiting pancreatic cancer research through the Nikki Mitchell Foundation featured Jamey Johnson, Paula Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Amy Nelson,  Ray Benson, Cody Canada, Waylon Payne, members of Whiskey Myers and more.

For more information about about the Nikki Mitchell Foundation visit their website:

Shooter Jennings and Jessi Colter

Shooter Jennings, Lukas Nelson, Jamey Johnson.



“Full Moon, Full Life” concert celebrating Waylon Jennings and Hank Cochran and benefitting pancreatic cancer research at The Backyard Live Oak Amphitheatre on May 20, featuring Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings Official, Ray Benson, Cody Canada, Lukas Nelson, Official Paula Nelson Band, Waylon Payne, members of Whiskey Myers and more.


Support the fight against Pancreatic Cancer; Get your ticket to the Full Moon Full Life Concert tonight

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014


Can’t make it to tonight’s concert at the BackYard?  You can still buy a ticket, to support the cause, even if you can’t make it to Texas:

Jamey Johnson, Jessi Colter and Shooter Jennings will headline the first annual Full Moon Full Life concert series on Tuesday, May 20 in Austin, Texas at The Backyard Live Oak Amphitheatre. They will be joined by several of their Texas friends, Lukas Nelson, Cody Canada, Ray Benson, Paula Nelson, Waylon Payne and more.

The live auction begins at 7:00 p.m, with the concert immediately following. Tickets are priced at $35.00 and can be purchased at or Proceeds from the concert and auction will benefit the The Nikki Mitchell Foundation which raises funds and awareness to prevent, detect and cure Pancreatic Cancer.

The theme for this year’s Full Moon Full Life event in Austin will be “A Night Of Influence, A Celebration of Waylon Jennings and Hank Cochran.” Waylon, who died in February 2003, will be inducted into the Texas Songwriter’s Hall of Fame later this year, making this event an early celebration for the occasion. Hank Cochran, who died of Pancreatic Cancer in 2010, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this month.

The foundation’s namesake, Nikki Mitchell passed away in July 2013 of pancreatic cancer. She served as President and CEO of Waylon Jennings’ music for more than 23 years. During her tenure there, she made history of her own with the Bridge of Wings flight in 1998, where she circumnavigated the northern hemisphere as co-captain in a single engine aircraft. In December 2010, Nikki was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Taking the bull by the horns she consulted with renowned medical professionals around the country and her zeal for life throughout her 31-month battle never diminished.

Pancreatic Cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in the United States and is expected to become the 2nd leading cause of cancer death by 2020. Research for the disease receives only 2% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget. Nikki’s last dream was to save others from the devastating disease of pancreatic cancer, leading to the formation of the foundation.

Jamie Johnson, Lukas Nelson, Paula Nelson & More perform to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer Research (May 20, 2014)

Friday, May 2nd, 2014


“Full Moon, Full Life” concert celebrating Waylon Jennings and Hank Cochran and benefitting pancreatic cancer research at The Backyard Live Oak Amphitheatre on May 20, featuring Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings Official, Ray Benson, Cody Canada, Lukas Nelson, Official Paula Nelson Band, Waylon Payne, members of Whiskey Myers and more.

For ticket information:

Willie Nelson, Jamie Johnson, Alabama, The Band Perry and more @ Buckle Up Music Festival

Friday, January 31st, 2014


CINCINNATI (WKRC) — Willie Nelson and Jamey Johnson are added to an already impressive lineup for the new Buckle Up Music Festival this summer in Cincinnati.

Those acts join Alabama, The Band Perry, The Railers, Eli Young Band, J.T. Hodges, The Lone Bellow and Natalie Stovall and the Drive. Organizers say more acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Buckle Up Festival will debut in July of 2014 at Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove. As many as 80 acts will perform over the three days on six stages.

In a release, festival founder Bill Denabedian says “Cincinnati has quickly proven itself as a perfect market for an outdoor summer music festival. As with Bunbury Music Festival, the goal with Buckle Up is to feature an eclectic mix of music combined with an unforgettable experience.”

One day tickets are currently $55. It’s $130 for all three days. Three day VIP tickets are available for $325. Organizers say ticket prices will go up after Memorial Day and again shortly before the festival.

Celebrate Ben Dorsey! @John T Floore Country Store (February 4, 2014)

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014


The Second Annual Ben Dorsey Day
February 4, 2014
John T. Floores Country Store
Doors at 7PM; Show starts at 9PM.

If you live outside Texas, like me, but want to support the fundraising efforts, you can purchase tickets through Floore’s website.  Then, e-mail and let them know you bought tickets you won’t be using.  Let’s join the Ben Dorsey Team.

Jamey Johnson will headline the Second Annual Ben Dorsey Day Concert on February 4th, at John T. Floore Country Store in Helotes, Texas.  There seems to be a group of friends in the music business who care about Ben and care for him, and it’s moving to witness that kind of friendship and community, at it’s finest.   Along with Jamey Johnson, Josh Abbott, Even Felker of The Turnpike Troubadours & more will perform.    All the artists and crew on this show will be donating their time and talent for free! It promises to be a great show to honor a long time member in the crew.”

More details here 

I took this picture of Paula Nelson and Ben in Austin, on New Year’s Eve. When I showed Paula the picture, she told me Ben had his hand on her ass when I snapped this photo. Ha. The more things change, the more they stay the same.


Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Leon Russell, Vince Gill, “Everything But You” (Tribute to Hank Cochran)

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Dallas Wayne played this song this morning on Willie’s Roadhouse on Sirius/XM radio, and it sounded so great I had to hear it again tonight.

This is a great album, a tribute to Hank Cochran, spearheaded by Jamey Johnson.

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 and Red Lane
  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. “Living for a Song” – Jamey Johnson, Hank Cochran, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson

Jamey Johnson and Willie Nelson and Family (Dec. 30, 2013) (Austin, TX)

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014


Jamey Johnson was a surprise guest at the Willie Nelson concert in Austin on December 30th. Jamey had a show in Alabama the following night on New Year’s Eve, but he stopped in Austin to celebrate with Willie on his way.

Jamey came out and sang at the end of the show, Delbert McClinton and Willie Nelson’s family and friends.