|Old Fashioned Girl|
Johnny Henry is a born and raised Midwestern boy hailing from St. Louis, MO. After touring the country in his previous band, Johnny is breaking out on his own with a brand new solo CD release!
Recorded in Nashville with many of Country music's top touring musicians and featuring background vocals by the amazing Rachel Proctor, this EP includes 5 heartfelt Country songs showcasing Johnny's powerful vocal ability.
Songwriters on the CD include Robert Ellis Orrall (Taylor Swift, Love and Theft), Angelo Petraglia (Kings of Leon), Doug Powell (George Strait, Montgomery Gentry), and Johnny himself. This music including the first single "Old Fashioned Girl" will be hitting radio this spring.
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Johnny has just finished recording his brand new 5-song EP (entitled "Now") in Nashville and will be set to release nationally very soon! Stay tuned for a release announcement!
Here's a note from Johnny:
My producer - good friend and amazing talent Scotty Huff, ran the recording process like clockwork, as well as coordinated the video and marketing facets of the project. Scotty has toured the world… first with The Mavericks leading their horn section, then spending many years on tour alongside Keith Urban as his rhythm guitar/banjo player and background vocalist. You can see Scotty in many of the videos from Keith’s first three CD’s, including “Who Wouldn’t Want To Be Me”, ‘’Where The Blacktop Ends” and “Somebody Like You” among others… and that’s Scotty singing the high harmony on Keith’s song “Raining On Sunday” from the album “Golden Road”. Scotty is now focusing his many diverse talents producing other artists and projects allowing him to stay home off the road with his wonderful family.
Scotty hired some stellar musicians in Nashville to play on my CD… Tim Horsley on drums (formerly with Keith Urban, now touring with Gary Allan)… Jason Mowery on fiddle and mandolin (formerly with Keith Urban, now touring with John Fogerty)... Robbie Emerson on bass guitar (formerly with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, now touring with Jake Owen)… Steve King on keyboards, piano, organ (formerly with Keith Urban)… Mike Daly on pedal steel and dobro (formerly with the Gibson/Miller Band, now touring with Hank Williams, Jr.)… J.D. Simo on guitar (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Goo Goo Dolls, Santana)… Jimmy Herman on fiddle and utility (currently touring with Carrie Underwood)... and last but not least singing background vocals with me and Scotty will be none other than Rachel Proctor, who has a beautiful voice and is a super-talented singer/songwriter (she wrote Martina McBride’s song “Where Would You Be”), and also has a successful recording career herself with her hit “Me and Emily”... and Country music royalty Jaime Hanna (who is now touring with Gary Allan).
We also filmed a music video for the 1st single “Old Fashioned Girl”. Directing the video, designing the CD artwork, doing the photo shoots and filming a documentary will be the ultra-creative Glenn Sweitzer. He has done videos and designed artwork for many of Country’s top acts, including Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, JoDee Messina, and more. With a little luck and elbow grease we’ll be working to get the video for “Old Fashioned Girl” on GAC and CMT.
We’ll release the CD (it’ll be an ‘Enhanced EP’) sometime in early spring and it’ll contain the 5 songs as well as the video for “Old Fashioned Girl”! It’ll be available here on Digital Rodeo as well as on iTunes and Amazon.com for download. You’ll be able to hear these songs live too as my band and I have been rehearsing and we’ll start playing shows in early spring! I have a great group of awesome musicians playing with me and I can’t wait for you to hear these guys rock!
Keep in touch with me here on Digital Rodeo and on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter… (if you’re on one of those and we’re not ‘friends’ feel free to add me).
Johnny Henry has opened concerts for Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Montgomery Gentry, Marty Stuart, Sugarland, Craig Morgan, Lee Ann Womack, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Emerson Drive, Phil Vassar, Jamie O'Neal, Eric Heatherly, JoDee Messina, Chely Wright, Gary Allan, Billy Currington, the Warren Brothers, Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band, Shooter Jennings, Hot Apple Pie, Shelly Fairchild, Blaine Larsen, Steve Azar, Bobby Pinson, Little Big Town, The Kinleys, Blue County, Ricochet, Charlie Robison, Bruce Robison, Blake Shelton, Trick Pony, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Josh Turner, Trailer Choir, Doug Stone, Junior Brown, Natalie Merchant, Better Than Ezra, John Mayer, Little Feat, Drive By Truckers, the Pat McGee Band, Chuck Berry, the Groobees, Sonia Dada, the Freddy Jones Band, April Wine, Sister 7, and Patty Griffin.
He is a sought-after performer and has played at some amazing venues... Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, UMB Bank Pavilion, the Bluebird Cafe, Sheldon Concert Hall, LP Field, Mississippi Nights, The Blue Note, The Pageant, The Beaumont Club, InCahoots, Exit-In, Douglas Corner Cafe, On the Waterfront Festival, Palmer Arena, The Duck Room, Westport Playhouse... too many colleges, universities, fairs and festivals to list...
...performed concerts for radio friends like Mike Kennedy at Q104 in Kansas City, Clear Channel Radio in St. Louis, the "Opry Star Spotlight" with Matthew Gillian at WSM-AM 650 in Nashville, Chuck Boone at KKDY in West Plains, MO, Mike Thomas and Steve Kaspar at KFAV in Warrenton, MO, and the Titans Radio Network in Nashville...
...recognized with a certificate by the Nashville Songwriters Association International for the self-penned song "Lover Come Home", and won a grant from Jim Beam to provide financial support for promotional efforts...
...been hired by many corporate clients such as Jack Daniels, Anheuser Busch, Purina, Mardi Gras Inc., Mallinckrodt, and Frito-Lay... and has performed on live television for NBC and Fox affiliate stations.
Johnny has sung the National Anthem for the River City Rascals pro baseball team, the Kelly Chase & Tony Twist (St. Louis Blues) Charity Hockey game, and the Washington University women's softball team.
But much more important than the venues and the accolades are the folks that come to hear the music! The fans tug at Johnny's heart. He thanks every person who has seen him live, listened to a song, or come up and said hello along the way. "It's truly a blessing to play music and perform for the fans."
Representatives for Johnny can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 615.497.1470
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