Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to the Washington Post. 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 (Country Music Association) and ACM (Academy of Country Music).
His 2008 album, That Lonesome Song, was certified platinum for one million in sales, and his 2010 ambitious double album, The Guitar Song, received a gold certification.
In addition, he 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, many of which 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.)
The complete lineup starts on Thursday night, June 13, with Phil Vassar, Ashley McBryde and Luke Mills. Joining Jamey on the mainstage Friday will be The Voice winner Cassadee Pope and Trent Tomlinson. Saturday will start out with Extreme Bulling Riding at 2:00 p.m., Kip Moore headlines the night with Jacob Bryant and Lucas Hoge.
To purchase tickets and campsites go to www.windmillfestival.com, or tickets can also be purchased at any Trotter’s Whoa & Go location.