Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke Announce Joint Tour

Boy, this will be fun. And it’s kind of crazy to think that it’s never really happened before to this extent. But finally, these two titans of Southern music will be joining forces for a full blown 19-date tour, and with a couple of openers as well. This is sure to be a hot ticket.

Blackberry Smoke and Jamey Johnson have been chummy for years, and have gone on smaller tour stints together in the past. In fact, these moments have resulted in some important collaborations between the two. In 2009 while on tour with Jamey Johnson, Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke got the idea of recording the song “Yesterday’s Wine” with Jamey after hearing the George Jones and Merle Haggard version of it. They ended up recording it with George Jones also appearing on the track, and it became a bonus track on their 2009 album Little Piece of Dixie.

Then in 2012, Charlie Starr got word that George Jones was recording a final album, and wrote the song “Lonesome for a Livin’” for it. But George passed before he could record it. Then in 2018, Blackberry Smoke and Jamey Johnson were on tour together once again, and Charlie Starr was hanging out on Jamey Johnson’s bus with Jamey and Jamey’s dad, who mentioned how he loved the Jamey/Charlie/George Jones version of “Yesterday’s Wine,” and suggested Jamey and Charlie record another song together. The two then recorded “Lonesome for a Livin'” in tribute to George Jones, which appeared on Blackberry Smoke’s 2021 album You Hear Georgia.

It’s probably a good bet you’ll be able to see Jamey Johnson and Charlie Starr sing “Yesterday’s Wine” and/or “Lonesome for a Livin'” on this upcoming tour. And who knows what new collaboration might come out of the two while being in close quarters once again.

Joining them on the tour that will snake throughout the Midwest and South will be Alabama born, and Nashville-based up-and-coming singer Ella Langley, and Georgia born, and Nashville-based up-and-coming singer Megan Moroney.

Blackberry Smoke also just recently surprise released a 7-song album called Stoned covering a handful of Rolling Stone classics.

Jamey Johnson / Blackberry Smoke TOUR DATES:

8/12 – Lincoln, NE – Lincoln on the Streets *
8/13 – Mankato, MN – Vetter Stone Ampitheater *
8/16 – Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park *
8/18 – Wichita, KS – Wave *
8/19 – Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater *
8/20 – Little Rock, AR – First Security Ampitheater *
8/21 – Brandon, MS – Brandon Ampitheater *
8/23 – Southhaven, MS – Landers Center *
8/25 – Franklin, TN – Firstbank Ampitheather +
8/26 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Ampitheater +
8/27 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater +
8/28 – Greensboro, NC – White Oak Ampitheater +
9/01 -Anderson, SC – Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center +
9/02 – Doswell, VA – The Meadow Event Park After Hours +
9/03 – North Charleston, SC – Firefly Distillery +
9/04 – Portsmouth, VA – Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion
9/08 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors +
9/09 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Ampitheater +
9/11 – Columbus, OH – Kemba Live! +

* = Ella Langley supporting
+ = Megan Moroney supporting

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