The acclaimed singer-songwriter is embarking on a multi-city tour that takes him across the U. from February through July, making multiple stops in the South and Midwestern regions. Johnson's live shows are always unique, as he goes into each show without a standard setlist, giving each performance its own distinction.
“I don’t know what I’m going to do until I am standing there doing it.
That is a freedom I have enjoyed ever since I began doing this—the ability to try something new," Johnson says of his concerts in a press release.
The rugged country star has grown into one of the most respected songwriters in Nashville, penning George Strait's "Give it Away," Trace Adkins' rowdy hit "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" and "It's All Going to Pot," a collaboration between legends Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson.
Johnson has had a taste of success with his own releases as well, scoring a Top 10 hit with "In Color," which won Song of the Year at the 2009 CMA and ACM Awards.
He also penned the title track to Nelson's 2017 album, “Jamey’s one of the best pickers and singers and writers we’ve got around today,” Nelson says.
“When people ask me about some of the new guys coming up, I’ve always got to throw Jamey’s name out there because he’s that good.”Johnson's 2018 tour kicks off Feb. and continues through July 29 where it concludes in Des Moines, Iowa.
20 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa @ Mc Grath Ampitheatre Jul. Syllabus During the 1984 Republican National Convention, respondent Johnson participated in a political demonstration to protest the policies of the Reagan administration and some Dallas-based corporations. TOP Dissent STEVENS, J., Dissenting Opinion JUSTICE STEVENS, dissenting.After a march through the city streets, Johnson burned an American flag while protesters chanted. § 42.09 (1989) may not satisfy those intent on finding fault at any cost, [it is] set out in terms that the ordinary person exercising ordinary common sense can sufficiently understand and comply with. As the Court analyzes this case, it presents the question whether the State of Texas, or indeed the Federal Government, has the power to prohibit the public desecration of the American flag. In my judgment, rules that apply to a host of other symbols, such as state flags, armbands, or various privately promoted emblems of political or commercial identity, are not necessarily controlling.No one was physically injured or threatened with injury, although several witnesses were seriously offended by the flag burning. 1, 11 (1988), we stated that a facial challenge is only proper under the First Amendment when a statute can never be applied in a permissible manner or when, even if it may be validly applied to a particular defendant, it is so broad as to reach the protected speech of third parties. Even if flagburning could be considered just another species of symbolic speech under the logical application of the rules that the Court has developed in its interpretation of the First Amendment in other contexts, this case has an intangible dimension that makes those rules inapplicable.Johnson was convicted of desecration of a venerated object in violation of a Texas statute, and a state court of appeals affirmed. A country's flag is a symbol of more than "nationhood and national unity." at 407, 410, 413, and n. It also signifies the ideas that characterize the society that has chosen that emblem as well as the special history that has animated the growth and power of those ideas.