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Jamey Johnson, Mickey Raphael (Farm Aid 2015)

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Next up on our Farm Aid 2016 artist preview is Jamey Johnson. He’s graced the Farm Aid stage a few times in the past, and we’re excited to have him back this year in Bristow, VA.

Here Jamey performs “In Color” live at Farm Aid 30 in Chicago. Are you excited to see him this year? What songs do you hope make his setlist?

Come see Jamey live this year in Virginia!

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Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic 2016

Monday, July 4th, 2016


Jamey Johnson featuring special guest Alison Krauss at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic at Austin 360 Ampitheater.

Terry Thompson listens on the radio, on the road.


Willie Nelson announces Fourth of July Picnic 2016 Lineup

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

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photo:  Rick Diamond
by:  Joseph Hudek

Willie Nelson has announced the lineup for his storied 4th of July Picnic, held this year at the Circuit of the Americas racetrack in Austin, Texas. The roster is among the Independence Day party’s most diverse, with aggro-country outlaw Brantley Gilbert sharing space with Lone Star state songbird Lee Ann Womack.

Founded in 1973, Nelson staged his inaugural picnic in Dripping Springs, Texas, just outside of Austin. Last year’s event featured Eric Church, frequent Nelson collaborator Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell and the late Merle Haggard.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 20th, at 10:00 a.m. CT via Ticketmaster, Live Nation and the Circuit of the Americas website.

“I got the idea from Woodstock about how music could bring people from different places together,” Nelson said last year about the picnic. “I had just moved to Austin and had come to realize what a great music center it was and could be. I thought it would be a nice idea to this year have it back in Austin.”

The always-on-the-road Nelson is also set to perform at the 2016 Austin City Limits Festival Hall of Fame Inductions on October 12th, as well as headline the ACL Fest’s two weekends earlier that month.



Willie Nelson & Family & Friends concert at Whitewater Sunday cancelled – bad weather (4/17/2016)

Friday, April 15th, 2016


Sunday, April 17, 2016 Concert with Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson & Shakey Graves:

Event Cancelled:

Due to severe weather this concert has been cancelled. An email will be sent with refund instructions.


Willie Nelson & Family, Jamey Johnson, Ryan Adams, Shakey Graves at Whitewater (April 15, 16, 17)

Thursday, April 14th, 2016


Sunday Set Times at Whitewater

6:00 Gates Open
7:00- 7:45 SHAKEY GRAVES
8:05- 9:05 JAMEY JOHNSON ( All Haggard)

Willie Nelson & Family, Jamey Johnson, Ryan Bingham, in Independence, MO, pay respect to Merle Haggard

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016


photo:  Ben Noey, Jr.
by:  Timothy Finn

This show was supposed to celebrate two of country music’s greatest stars, their enduring friendship and their most recent collaboration.

Last June, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard released the album “Django & Jimmie” and shortly after that announced a co-headlining tour that included a stop at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena on Monday night.

In March, however, Haggard announced he would be leaving the tour temporarily to recover from double pneumonia. Haggard died April 6, his 79th birthday, but Nelson continued the tour, enlisting Jamey Johnson and Ryan Bingham as support.

Nearly 5,800 fans filled the arena in Independence. Nelson made little mention of Haggard until the end of his set, when he and his Family Band performed “It’s All Goin’ to Pot,” a track from “Django & Jimmie,” then two Haggard tunes, “Okie From Muskogee” and “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die.”

Johnson, however, spent most of his set paying respect to Haggard — and he has the perfect voice to do it. He opened with “I Guess I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink,” “The Fighting Side of Me” and “The Day I Started Loving You Again.”

He was joined by a surprise guest, Lee Ann Womack, for “You Take Me For Granted,” a song written by Haggard’s former wife, Leona Williams, then “Silver Wings” and “Yesterday’s Wine,” a Nelson song that Haggard recorded as a duet with George Jones.

Bingham, who opened the show, also paid tribute to Haggard. His set, which included a cover of the Allman Brothers’ “Whipping Post,” ended with “Mama Tried,” one of Haggard’s best known and most beloved songs.

Nelson was in good form, vocally and otherwise. His voice was firm and his phrasing under control. His guitar playing was exceptional at times, like during his aggressive lead at the end of “Crazy,” his blues-drenched lead during the cover of “Texas Flood,” performed by his son, Lucas Nelson, and during the sophisticated Django Reinhardt instrumental from “Django & Jimmie.”

The crowd joined in on several songs, including “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” and “On the Road Again.” Toward the end of the set, Nelson paid respect to Hank Williams with “Jambalaya (On the Bayou),” “Hey, Good Lookin’ ” and “Move It On Over.”

After the three-song Haggard tribute, Nelson ended the show with his standard medley: “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” and “I’ll Fly Away.” This evening, however, it felt more like the perfect closing to an evening proving that the best music has a spirit that is enduring and unbreakable.


Whiskey River; Still Is Still Moving to Me; Beer for My Horses; Good Hearted Woman; Funny How Time Slips Away/Crazy/Night Life; Texas Flood; Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys; Angels Flying Too Close to the Ground; On the Road Again; Always on My Mind; Jambalaya (On the Bayou); Hey, Good Lookin’; Move It On Over; Nuages; Shoeshine Man; Georgia; I’ve Been to Georgia on a Fast Train; It’s All Goin’ to Pot; Okie From Muskogee; Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die; Will the Circle Be Unbroken?/I’ll Fly Away


Willie Nelson & Family in St. Louis (4/2/2016)

Monday, April 11th, 2016

photo:  Jon Gitchoff
by:  Daniel Durchholz

What do you do if you’re a country music lifer and one of your friends and few equals in the field — one that, in fact, you’re supposed to be sharing the stage with right now — suddenly passes away?

You gather your family and friends around you, mourn in your own fashion, and carry on.

That’s what Willie Nelson did Saturday night at the Peabody Opera House downtown. Merle Haggard died last Wednesday, his 79th birthday. The pair had teamed for the recent album “Django and Jimmie” and booked a tour together.

The show went on as scheduled, with singer/songwriters Ryan Bingham and Jamey Johnson hastily added to the bill.

photo:  Jon Gitchoff

On Wednesday, Nelson tweeted a photo of himself with Haggard, captioned, “He was my brother, my friend. I will miss him.”

In concert, Nelson chose to keep any further thoughts on the matter private. He said nothing about Haggard from the stage, nor much of anything else aside from his usual brief song introductions.

But late in the show, he performed “It’s All Goin’ to Pot,” a pro-marijuana duet from “Django and Jimmie,” with Johnson singing Haggard’s part. They followed that with “Okie from Muskogee,” likely Haggard’s best-known hit, which, when it was released in 1969, was a resounding put-down of the drug culture.

The humorous juxtaposition, plus the version of Nelson’s “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” that followed, would not have been lost on Haggard, who always reserved his right to change his mind about things, and often did.

The show ended with Nelson’s standard set closer, a medley of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “I’ll Fly Away.” But on this night, it felt like the songs may have had a little extra meaning and were sung in Haggard’s honor, even if no one specifically said so.

Prior to that, Nelson played his regular show of hits and favorites, including “Whiskey River,” “Good Hearted Woman,” “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” “On the Road Again,” and many others.

Nelson’s sister Bobbie, his longtime pianist, was given the spotlight for “Down Yonder,” while his son, guitarist Lukas Nelson, played and sang a blues-drenched cover of “Texas Flood.”

Nelson’s own guitar playing was — as ever — brilliant and unconventional. He can play with great subtlety and emotion, as he did on Django Reinhardt’s “Nuages,” and then rattle off a solo on a fast number that is so right, but so idiosyncratic, you’d swear his famed guitar Trigger was falling down a flight of stairs (which, indeed, it looks like it has).

photo: Jon Gitchoff

The heavy lifting of the Haggard tribute was left to opening acts Johnson and Bingham.

Johnson’s set was filled with Haggard classics, and it showed the singer’s deep understanding and appreciation of Haggard’s expansive artistry, ranging from the hard-headed pragmatism of “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” and the testy patriotism of “The Fightin’ Side of Me” to the devastating reminiscence “My Favorite Memory” and blue-collar solidarity of “Workin’ Man Blues.”

Johnson was joined by surprise guest Lee Ann Womack, who left her own tour and drove in for the show at Johnson’s request. She provided what was perhaps the evening’s high-water mark with a tear-inducing take on “You Take Me for Granted,” written for Haggard by his wife at the time, Leona Williams.

She and Johnson also sang “Yesterday’s Wine,” written by Nelson, but a hit for Haggard and George Jones.

The set was so impromptu that Johnson and his band often had to huddle and flip through a songbook to decide what to play next. “We got the Merle bible up here,” Johnson said.

Despite that — or more correctly, given that — the tribute was heartfelt, moving, and perfect.

Ryan Bingham also performed the Haggard songs “Old Man from the Mountain” and “Mama Tried” as well as some of his own material and a cover of the Allman Brothers’ “Whipping Post” featuring Lukas Nelson on guitar.

Willie Nelson set list

Whiskey River

Still Is Still Moving to Me

Beer for My Horses

Good Hearted Woman

Funny How Times Slips Away/Crazy/Night Life

Down Yonder

Texas Flood

Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys

Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground

On the Road Again

Always on My Mind

Me and Paul

Shoeshine Man


I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train


It’s All Goin’ to Pot

Okie from Muskogee

Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die

Will the Circle Be Unbroken/I’ll Fly Away

Jamey Johnson set list

I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink

The Fightin’ Side of Me

That’s the Way Love Goes

You Take Me for Granted

Yesterday’s Wine

Down Every Road

My Favorite Memory

Workin’ Man Blues

Big City

Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star

In Color

Ryan Bingham set list

Old Man from the Mountain

I Ain’t Living Long Like This

Tell My Mother I Miss Her So

Whipping Post

South Side of Heaven

Mama Tried

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Willie Nelson, Dierks Bently, EmmyLou Harris honor Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson (3/16/16) (Nashville)

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016


The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson
March 16, 2016
Nashville, TN

On Wednesday, March 16, an extraordinary collection of music stars will come together at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, for the all-star concert event taping of a lifetime. The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson concert event will feature performances by: performances by: Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Ryan Bingham, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Emmylou Harris, Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Darius Rucker, and Trisha Yearwood and special performances by Kris Kristofferson.  Additional performers to be announced in the coming weeks.

Kristofferson, a Country Music Hall of Fame member, is considered a true poet who helped modernize the genre with songs like, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Me & Bobby McGee,” and “If Loving Her Was Easier”. These are the songs of heartbreak and despair, of love and loss, of yearning and hope. These are the songs so honest that we adopted them as our own. They are the songs of a life led unlike any other: An All-American athlete, Golden Gloves boxer, Army Ranger, helicopter pilot, singer-songwriter, social activist, humanitarian and movie star. Read more


Jamey Johnson at Willie Nelson Gershwin Prize Concert (Washington DC) (11/18/15)

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

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photos: Janis Tillerson

Jamey Johnson was one of the many fans in Washington DC last week to honor Willie Nelson, when he was presented with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.

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Jamey Johnson and Ian Mellencamp @ Farm Aid 2015

Monday, August 17th, 2015

“Our musical preview of artists performing at Farm Aid 30 continues with Jamey Johnson. Last week, we were excited to announce that both Jamey and Ian Mellencamp are the newest addition to our lineup for Farm Aid 30 at Chicago’sFirstMerit Bank Pavilion on September 19.

Tickets for Farm Aid 30 are available now at: We hope you can join us!”


Jamey Johnson added to Line Up for Farm Aid 30 Concert in Chicago on September 19, 2015

Sunday, August 16th, 2015
Limited Number of Tickets Remain for Farm Aid’s Food and Music Festival on Sept. 19 at First Merit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, in Chicago.

Willie Nelson and Family in Concert in Atlanta (9/25/15)

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015


Sep 25, 2015
Chastain Park Amphitheatre
4469 Stella Drive
Atlanta, Georgia
Willie Nelson’s fan club is offering a chance to purchase tickets to the show before they go on sale to the public.
Presale tickets and Premium Packages are on sale today, starting at 10AM ET for Willie’s 9/25 show at Chastain Park Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA.

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Willie Nelson and Friends, after concert in Thackerville, OK (April 4, 2015)

Sunday, April 5th, 2015


Willie Nelson, Randy Travis, Kris Kristofferson, and Jamie Johnson, backstage after the concert with Merle Haggard at the Winstar Casino, in Thackerville, OK last night.

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.