Jamey Johnson’s Tour Comes to Capitol Theatre
WHEELING — Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to published critical acclaim. He is one of only a few people in the history of country music to win two Song of the Year Awards from both the CMA and ACMs.
Johnson’s tour makes a stop at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Capitol Theatre, 1015 Main St., Wheeling.His 2008 album, “That Lonesome Song,” was certified platinum for 1 million in sales, and his 2010 ambitious double album, “The Guitar Song, received a gold certification.
In addition, Johnson won two Song of the Year Trophies, for “Give It Away” and “In Color,” both from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. He has received tremendous praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal and other publications have hailed his albums as masterpieces.
In 2012, the Alabama native released his fifth studio album, a tribute project to late songwriter Hank Cochran. The Grammy-nominated “Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran” paired him with Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ray Price, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Vince Gill and Merle Haggard.
In 2013, the Nashville Scene’s 13th annual Country Music Critics’ Poll named it the year’s best album. (Two years earlier, the same poll named Johnson’s “The Guitar Song” as the year’s best album, and Johnson himself as best male vocalist, best songwriter and artist of the year.)
Tickets to Johnson’s show Sunday night in Wheeling can be purchased by calling the Capitol Theatre at 304-233-4470 or online at www.capitoltheatrewheeling.com. This show is presented by Latshaw Productions.