Jamey Johnson bought his famous guitar “Ole Maple” shortly after he finished boot camp in the US Marine Corps at Parris Island (SC). Johnson said he walked into Bailey Brothers in Montgomery (AL) in 1995, and he said he played every guitar on the wall before making up his mind. Johnson’s guitar is famous among his fans, but what many of us didn’t know is what he did to get Willie Nelson to autograph it.
Jamey Johnson will join other special guests along the way as legendary band Lynyrd Skynyrd conducts the Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour presented by SiriusXM. The first show kicks off on May 4 in West Palm Beach (FL). Skynyrd has performed for four decades, with more than 60 albums produced. Most working musicians encounter Skynyrd at live events, although not in the flesh.
Every year I face a dilemma. My husband is a hard man to buy a gift for. Making it more challenging, he is a fantastic gift giver. So this past Christmas when my daughter Rebecca suggested concert tickets for the Jamey Johnson show (opened by Chris Hennessee), I jumped right on it. I bought tickets for Rebecca and Jennifer too. These three love to go to concerts. I go sometimes, but rarely. I fretted a little. My husband would have to wait two months for his gift. Was it worth it?
Country music front man Jamey Johnson and his band got into a dustup at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC, causing his performance there to be canceled. Fans were angry, the House of Blues was fuzzy on details, and media spread a few allegations that turned out to be untrue.