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Railroad Revival Tour 2012 with ...

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Oct 20, 2012

Sat 5:00 PM

3595 Peachtree Road
Duluth, GA 30096

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Performers:

  • Willie Nelson
  • Jamey Johnson
  • Band of Horses

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Willie Nelson: Country music legend Willie Nelson has set the bar pretty high for contemporary musicians, having written some of country's most popular songs and even helping to pioneer outlaw country. He is well known for creating Farm Aid, and perhaps even more well known for the tour dates that fund the operation. Nelson's albums have become some of the best selling for any country music artist, releasing 67 studio albums and 27 collaborations with some of country's biggest stars. He's also become popular for his interpretations of other artists' songs, including his most recent album, Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles. While the album has done well, fans won't hear any of those songs on Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour dates in 2011, which is wrapping up in early July.

Willie Nelson began playing the guitar from a young age, participating in bands and singing in the church choir. He moved to Washington in 1956 to begin a professional career in music, but became more successful writing songs for others while he struggled to play small tour dates. He retired to Austin, TX in 1971, but found that the city's liberal music scene inspired him to create his own brand of country music. He became Atlantic Records' first country artist and debuted his more laid back, rock-inspired sound (later becoming a part of outlaw country) on his 1974 album, Phases and Stages. Nelson continued to display this sound on 1975's Red Headed Stranger, on collaborative albums with artists like Jessi Colter, Merle Haggard, and Waylon Jennings, and on tour dates that were becoming a huge draw.

The 1978 album, Stardust, showed that Nelson could achieve the opposite of his earlier career by turning country standards into his own hit songs. In 1985, Willie Nelson joined Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Johnny Cash in forming The Highwaymen. The country supergroup released three hit albums over the next ten years and played sold-out tour dates to overly enthusiastic fans. Willie Nelson spent most of the 90s playing tour dates until the release of the smash-hit Teatro in 1998, which featured back-up vocals by Emmylou Harris. Willie Nelson was joined by even more mainstream artists on the 2002 album, The Great Divide, which featured Rob Thomas, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, and Alison Krauss.

In addition to a warmly welcomed album of Ray Charles covers, Willie Nelson is also working on finishing 2011 tour dates for his Country Throwdown Tour, featuring Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, and Lee Brice. The concert schedule began in late May and will conclude on July 4 in Fort Worth, TX. Afterwards, Nelson will continue to tour solo throughout the summer and fall, ending his 2011 tour schedule on October 26. As Willie is involved in a number of charitable, political, and entrepreneurial endeavors, fans should take this opportunity to catch what might be Willie Nelson's last tour dates for a while.

Jamey Johnson: This former Marine crafted his rebellious singer-songwriter persona whilst in the service. His music reminds us of the days when country music was lawless and raw. Whether writing about addiction, heartache, family, or women, Jamey Johnson has become country's newest outlaw because his songs are written from the heart. Jamey Johnson tour dates have been scheduled nationally, fulfilling Johnson's lifelong dream of traveling the country to share his gift with his fans.

Johnson hails from Alabama and after a short stint at Jacksonville State University, the country music rebel enlisted with the US Marine Corps and stayed for eight years before moving to Nashville in 2000 to pursue his career. His songwriting talents were quickly noticed, and he penned the hit single "Honkytonk Badonkadonk" for Trace Adkins in 2005. It was soon after this that he signed a deal with BNA records to cut an album. The following year he released The Dollar, whose title track peaked at #14 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. With only lukewarm sales, Johnson was soon dropped from BNA and he became somewhat reclusive. However, Johnson wouldn't be out of the scene for too long; he returned to his songwriting roots and penned George Strait's #1 country hit "Give it Away" and Joe Nichols' hit "Another Side of You." Without a record deal, Johnson self-recorded and produced 2008's That Lonesome Song, which caught the attention of label execs at Mercury Nashville. He was soon signed to the record label and released the hit single "In Color" the following year. In 2009, "In Color," was awarded with the Song of the Year award by the Academy of Country Music and was also nominated for two Grammy Awards. With critical acclaim and a gold-certified album, Johnson's return was one of redemption. In 2010, Johnson released the gold certified The Guitar Song, which featured the hit track, "Heartache." In support of the album, Jamey Johnson tour dates were scheduled at various locations throughout the US.

The Jamey Johnson concert schedule 2011 has him slated as the opening act for Kid Rock's Born Free Tour. Jamey Johnson tour dates and appearances highlight the singer-songwriter's ability to relate to people from all walks of life, and all four corners of the globe. Make sure you don't miss out on the chance to catch this country outlaw live; make Eventful your source for Jamey Johnson tour dates.

Band of Horses: For over a year now, indie rock band Band of Horses has been experiencing huge popularity thanks to three hit albums and popular tour dates. Led by the haunting vocals and emotional songwriting of guitarist Ben Bridwell, Band of Horses is putting their unique spin on indie music marked by subtle synth and keyboards. Band of Horses' latest album, Infinite Arms, has continued the band's rise to fame and sparked numerous tour dates in 2011; including those in support of Kings of Leon this summer.

Band of Horses grew out of a previous band, Carissa's Weird, which featured Ben Bridwell, Matt Brooke, and Sera Cahoone. While all of these musicians would perform on Band of Horses' debut album, Everything All the Time, on Bridwell would remain and the band has featured a revolving lineup since. The album featured the breakout single, "Funeral", which was played regularly on television and movies. Following headlining European and US tour dates, Band of Horses' second album, Cease to Begin, fared even better by becoming nearly universally acclaimed.

2010's Infinite Arms has received similar acclaim and was even nominated for a Best Alternative Album Grammy. The success of the album has led to My Morning Jacket inviting Band of Horses to open for them on 2011 tour dates beginning July 26. After My Morning Jacket's concert schedule ends on September 12, Band of Horses will play several tour dates in Australia beginning November 4. Band of Horses' tour dates in 2011 end on November 19, so buy your tickets on Eventful now to avoid missing out.

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