July 13th

Jamey Johnson

Stir Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd. in Council Bluffs

8 p.m., $35, stircove.com

Jamey Johnson may have landed on the modern country charts, but his mix of old school honky-tonk, outlaw country and classic country twang is completely separated from most of his chart-topping contemporaries. After “In Color” helped pave his path to stardom and made That Lonesome Song a 2008 sleeper hit, Johnson continued to defy expectations on 2010’s The Guitar Song, a double album that started in gritty, dark shades and moved towards light on the album’s second half, all while doubling down on the honky-tonk sound that continues to disappear from the country radio dial. Up next for Johnson is a duets album tribute to Hank Cochran, a country music songwriter who penned “I Fall To Pieces” and other ’60s country hits.


Subscribe to The Reader Newsletter

Our awesome email newsletter briefing tells you everything you need to know about what’s going on in Omaha. Delivered to your inbox every day at 11:00am.

Become a Supporting Member

Subscribe to thereader.com and become a supporting member to keep locally owned news alive. We need to pay writers, so you can read even more. We won’t waste your time, our news will focus, as it always has, on the stories other media miss and a cultural community — from arts to foods to local independent business — that defines us. Please support your locally-owned news media by becoming a member today.

Leave a comment