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
April 20, 2022 @ 4:40 am
I am a fan of both I just wish Jamey would release new music, I have something to tell people who are thinking about buying the blackberry smoke album STONED. I usually go to Amazon just to see what fans think of the album, not that it makes up my mind, but just to see what other people are thinking, and I am not talking about trolls, the 1 star idiots who hate some one, I am talking about multiple reviews that gave the album 1 star, because many people say who bought the album which is LP only on Amazon, say side A skips alot, and there are many reviewers who are saying this, so becareful. If trigger wants to look into this then cool, but buyer beware, I personally love blackberry smoke, but I would skip on this one.
April 20, 2022 @ 7:45 am
I own the Stoned vinyl. Not only is there nothing wrong with it, it’s a great album that was recorded live in one take. You are dead wrong by claiming “buyer beware”
April 20, 2022 @ 10:48 am
Then tell that to all the Amazon customers who did have that problem. Just because you didn’t have the problem does not mean I am dead wrong. How childish can you be.
April 20, 2022 @ 7:35 pm
Girls, Girls… you’re both pretty. Record Store Day people ran a run that was most definitely damaged. if anyone has one…. return it to the place you purchased. Just like if you buy a defective _________. We have just rerun the vinyl and it is now available on Blackberrysmoke.com tested and approved.
April 21, 2022 @ 6:17 am
There’s nothing childish about what I said but go ahead and keep crying.
April 25, 2022 @ 11:30 am
I think it’s time to retract your ‘dead wrong’ and apologize. Both of your posts are very childish. Show some decorum.
April 20, 2022 @ 5:13 am
two of my all time favs. this is a dream team tour.
April 20, 2022 @ 6:16 am
As someone who catches BBS every chance I get, and seeing two shows in Missouri, I am hesitant to pull the trigger on tickets. With an opening band, this may be more of a showcase for Jamey, with BBS relegated to more of a support role.
April 20, 2022 @ 7:25 am
Nah…your looking into shit way to deep man.
April 20, 2022 @ 7:51 am
Maybe. But if you go to BBS website and click on tickets, Ticketmaster lists it as a Jamey Johnson show.
April 20, 2022 @ 11:12 am
Yeah, its technically a joint tour, but probably not a true “co-headliner” where there the headlining act flip/flops each night. In all the advertisements I’ve seen, Jamey has top billing. So Blackberry Smoke will likely provide more of an supporting role and Jamey will close out the show. I’m sure BBS will have solid playtime though since this is a joint tour. When I saw Jamey and Whiskey Myers on their joint tour last year, Whiskey played first, but had about 12 songs in their setlist, if I remember correctly.
April 20, 2022 @ 5:43 pm
Based on your comment, I went ahead and got tickets. I am hoping they end the night with everyone on stage.
April 20, 2022 @ 10:25 am
Absolutely NOT! Jamey Johnson wouldn’t allow that to happen. They have multiple collaborations & it’s a sure bet that both will be on the stage a large majority of the show…BANK ON IT
September 3, 2022 @ 8:03 am
BBS’s drummer is not on the tour (heart condition) so they are all acoustic and it is incredible. Jamey joins them for a song and they join Jamey for a few songs. One of the best concerts I’ve seen in a long time. Well worth it
April 20, 2022 @ 6:21 am
Blackberry Smoke did not just release a Rolling Stone cover album. They RE-released it. It was originally put out on indie record store day last November. All they did for this pressing was change the color of vinyl, no new songs.
April 20, 2022 @ 6:35 am
Had the pleasure of seeing Jamey Johnson and R. Houser, April 1st.
Excellent acoustic concert.
Houser was an unexpected vocal dynamo.
Johnson has a very dry wit, & smart (fun) mouth. Right up my alley.
April 20, 2022 @ 7:39 am
April 20, 2022 @ 8:14 am
I’m just seeing the tracklist for the Stones covers CD (Stoned) and I’m intrigued as hell. Particularly side A (All Down the Line, Sway (!) and Can’t You Hear Me Knocking).
April 20, 2022 @ 8:17 am
I bought this album back in November and haven’t stopped listing since, awesome album!
April 25, 2022 @ 11:32 am
Damn, Sway? Now I’m interested.
April 20, 2022 @ 8:29 am
Thanks for posting. Didn’t know about the album of Stones covers, so I just downloaded it.
April 20, 2022 @ 8:36 am
I’m very excited for this one. I catch Jamey Johnson every chance I get, but lately it’s been acoustic shows at the local Hard Rock Cafe. Even the Farm Aid performances I’ve seen in person have been acoustic. I don’t think I’ve seen him with a band (without Alison Krauss) in a proper concert setting in 12 years.
April 20, 2022 @ 9:54 am
is JJ ever gonna do a new album? Kinda lazy if you ask me, is he still blaming a “brain injury?” for his lack of writing?
April 20, 2022 @ 11:29 am
Eh.. I’d prefer he not release another a full album of original material if he does not believe it’ll be up to par with his previous work. If he’s not feeling it and phoning it in, then the listeners will notice.
April 20, 2022 @ 10:54 am
So disappointed that there are no Alabama dates considering it is Jamey’s home state.
April 20, 2022 @ 12:24 pm
Blackberry Smoke is also playing Firewater in La Cygne, KS (Kansas City) on 9/30. Firewater has an awesome southern rock lineup this year.
April 20, 2022 @ 7:26 pm
Cant Wait! Here is a presale code JJBBS2022.