Jamey Johnson, acclaimed singer-songwriter, is among the 13 performers that will appear at Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown music festival on June 18th. This 2011 nominee for Best Male Vocal Performance and Best Country Album will play popular hits including The Dollar, In Color, The High Cost of Living and many others at this daylong event at the Blue Crabs’ Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf.
Johnson said “All I ever wanted was to get to just ride around and sing country music. It’s cool when things happen along the way, because those are things I never thought I could achieve. But whatever happens, I’ll just keep on doing what I do. I wake up every day and play some more country music.” And that’s what he’ll be in town to do for Southern Maryland’s country fans next month. Johnson soared to Nashville stardom after winning five Grammy nominations and earning a Gold Record for his album The Lonesome Song. His songwriting work on Trace Adkins’ Honky Tonk Badonkadonk, and George Strait’s hit Give it Away also won him awards for Song of the Year by the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.
Joining Johnson at the festival will be another hot country music performer, Lee Brice. A South Carolina native, Brice was recently nominated for Breakthrough Video of the Year for his hit Love Like Crazy. That single reached the top 5 on the Country charts and earned the distinction of being named Billboard’s Most Played Song of 2010.
Randy Houser will charm fans with his newest release, In God’s Time, and play other hits like Boots On and Anything Goes. Brantley Gilbert, Craig Campbell, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, and of course, Willie Nelson complete the roster of top performers and will fill the stadium with great country music from 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
In addition to these headline acts, some very talented singer songwriters will be featured on the Blue Café stage, including: Austin Lucas, Brent Cobb, Dani Flowers, Adam Hood, Erin Enderlin, and Caitlyn Smith. For complete details, please visit www.countrythrowdown.com.
Tickets for the show are just $40 each and can be purchased by calling 1-800-787-9454 or at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or www.somdbluecrabs.com.
This one of a kind tour would not be possible without the generous support of many local businesses. Sponsors include Prince Frederick Ford/Dodge; Coors, Coors Light, Killians (Bozick Distributors); GTMR Incorporated; All American Harley-Davidson; Sue Cornelius Insurance and Financial Services; Comcast; Southern Maryland Newspapers; Bay Weekly; and Quick Connections. Ticket sale proceeds from this show will benefit the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Maryland.