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New Sony Music Nashville artist and Air National Guard Tech Sergeant Angie Johnson, who gained fame when a video of her singing on a military base in the Middle East went viral, has been announced as the opening act for the fall dates of Scotty McCreery’s successful Weekend RoadTrip Tour 2013. She will join the tour this Sunday, September 1, 2013 in Manteo, NC.
”I just love Scotty’s voice,” said Angie. “He’s a real talent, and I’m super excited to join him on his Weekend RoadTrip Tour. I think we’re going to have a blast on the road together!”
Prior to hitting the road, the St. Louis native, whose debut single, “Swagger,” is impacting radio now, will sing the National Anthem at the Rams’ final pre-season game tonight, Thursday, August 29, 2013.
Angie, who has been busy visiting radio stations in support of “Swagger,” was recently featured in Billboard and the 18 million-circulation USA Weekend. She was featured on ESPN as the Grand Marshal of NASCAR’s recent Cheez-It 355 Sprint Cup Race, where she sang the National Anthem and called out the four most famous words in racing: “Drivers, start your engines.” “Swagger” has been the most added single by a new female artist for three consecutive weeks.
The Weekend RoadTrip Tour 2013 dates that will feature Angie as the opener are listed as follows:
Former The Voice contestant Angie Johnson has just released her debut country music video! “Sing For You,” the title track from her EP out this week, is a pretty personal and important song for Angie. She was a former active duty service woman, and she believes she couldn’t have released anything better for Memorial Day.
“‘Sing for You’ is the most dear song on the EP to me. I wrote it with Catt Gravitt and my producer Josh Leo. I had gotten pitched a lot of military songs about a spouse or a child and their perspective on having their husband deployed or their dad deployed, and I just didn’t feel like I could sing from that place because I am a military member. So when I got with Catt, and we started talking about being entertainers and going overseas and doing morale shows and having troops tell us their stories of losing buddies or PTSD or survivor’s guilt and all these things, it really felt like a story that needed to be told. And it was my story. So, this song is my way of kind of saying thank you. I acknowledge that I’m not the one out there doing what you do, but here’s what I can do for you. Let me sing for you.”
Sony Music Nashville artist, Angie Johnson, whose debut EP, Sing For You, hits stores May 21, 2013, is scheduled to perform at the prestigious Julep Ball 2013 on Friday, May 3. This marks the second year in a row Angie has been invited to appear at the Kentucky Derby’s most high profile pre-party.
Congratulations to the team at Sony Music Nashville and former The Voice contestant Angie Johnson! It was announced today that she’s signed an exclusive recording contract with the Nashville major label. The Missouri Air National Guard became a YouTube superstar after a video of her performance of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” became viral. It was that exact video that lead to Angie auditioning for NBC’s mega-hit reality show The Voice.
The St. Louis native spent six years in the Air Force and was honorably discharged after she joined the Air National Guard and moved to Nashville to pursue her dreams of becoming a country singer. Love & Theft‘s Josh Leo has signed on to produce her debut album for the label.
Check out the original viral video below from her performance in Afghanistan and wish Angie luck! We can’t wait to see what she has in store for Music City.
Former The Voice contestant Angie Johnson has been hard at work since she appeared on the second season of the hit reality television show. On May 10th, the singer-songwriter YouTube sensation made her first appearance at The Julep, the exclusive invitation-only pre-party for the Kentucky Derby. She performed for two different Derby related events last week before taking in the 138th running of the race. Angie performed for cancer patients and survivors Thursday afternoon at the University of Louisville Hospital and opened for country music star Rodney Atkins at The Julep, on Friday.
Angie brought her “big hat,” a tradition for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday and rubbed elbows with some of the biggest stars from Hollywood, including actor David Arquette, Star Jones, and many others.
On Saturday, Angie, who is a Technical Sargent in the Air National Guard, will be performing the national anthem and speaking with families at the largest military baby shower in Las Vegas. Operation: Showers of Appreciation along with Fox5 and Cannery Casino Resorts will host approximately 150 new and expectant mothers who are active-duty service women or have deployed partners from all different branches of the armed forces.
Check out the pictures of Angie at the Kentucky Derby below:
Season two Team Cee Lo member, Angie Johnson, has been invited to be part of the exclusive celebrity list attending The Julep, one of the Kentucky Derby’s most high-profile pre-parties. The Julep takes place this Friday, May 4th, in Louisville, Kentucky. The singer-songwriter will be one of the estimated 1,000 guests at the party. Proceeds from The Julep will benefit the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. Other country stars slated to attend include Rodney Atkins, and Miranda Lambert is expected to attend the Kentucky Derby.
During her trip to Kentucky, Angie will make a special stop as she performs for patients, cancer survivors, and their families Thursday afternoon at the University of Louisville Hospital.
“My dad grew up in a coal mining family in Eastern Kentucky, so I was raised with Southern values on country music,” said Angie. “I’ve loved learning to sing different styles of music throughout my career, but country music is where my heart has always felt most at home.”
Angie shot to fame when a YouTube video of her performing Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” went viral. She found herself invited to the Blind Auditions for The Voice’s second season, landing a spot on Team Cee Lo. She’s currently in discussions to tour across the United States with several booking agents. For more information on Angie, and to see where you can catch her, visit her official website.