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Johnson and Houser will perform at the Blue Gate

SHIPSHEWANA — Country singer/songwriters Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser will restart their 2021 tour to share the stage again during the Country Cadillac Tour Part 2 co-headliner. One of their stops will be at the Blue Gate Performing Arts Center in Shipshewana on March 26.

Tickets are currently on sale for the 8 p.m. show and can be purchased online at https://bluegate.csstix.com/tickets.php?type=multi-chart&e=1745&d=7710.

The Country Cadillac Tour is something the two had been talking about for years, but they couldn’t coordinate their busy schedules until recently.

In their early days in Nashville, Johnson and Houser were part of a close-knit group that also included Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann, Dallas Davison, and Rob Hatch who supported each other personally and professionally as they wrote songs, signed gigs, and more. recording and getting x-rays. industry hits and awards, according to publicity information. For example, Johnson, Houser and Davidson wrote “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk”, which was a hit for Trace Adkins. Between them, they have racked up numerous GRAMMY, CMA and ACM nominations and wins.

The two have performed on stage together over the years, most recently singing “Lead Me Home” and “Evangeline” on Farm Aid. Last year, their duo won the World Country Cadillac Tour with their “Live from Graceland” live stream from Elvis Presley’s home.

Johnson is an 11-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter.

Her influential 2008 album That Lonesome Song was certified platinum for 1 million sales, and her innovative 2010 double album The Guitar Song, which debuted at No. 1 on the country charts, received a gold certification. . In 2012, he released a Grammy-nominated project honoring one of his heroes, “Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran”, which paired him with Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ray Price , Elvis Costello, George Strait , Vince Gill and Merle Haggard.

He’s one of the few people in country music history to have won two Song of the Year awards for “Give It Away” and “In Color” – from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. His songs have been recorded by George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Willie Nelson, Trace Adkins, James Otto, Joe Nichols and others.

In 2014, he took a major step in independence and creative freedom by launching his own label, Big Gassed Records, which allowed him to release music in any format and timeframe that suited him.

Houser has racked up three consecutive No. 1 hits and over four million singles sales to date with his Stoney Creek Records album, How Country Feels.

He topped the charts with the title track, “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and “Goodnight Kiss” (also his first No. 1 as a songwriter) and won critical acclaim for his powerful Top 5 delivery. smash and CMA Song of the Year-nominated “Like A Cowboy,” according to information provided by the publicity company. Houser added a fourth No. 1 to his catalog with “We Went” from his 2016 album, Fired Up.

Houser’s fifth studio album, Magnolia (out now), is his third album with current label, Stoney Creek. Listeners got their first glimpse of Houser’s critically acclaimed roots project with Top 30 hit “What Whiskey Does,” which debuted on country radio as the most added No. 1 and Rolling Stone immediately dubbed “a classic drinking song with tears and twangs”. The album, which NPR says is home to “some of the most expressive performances of his career,” also includes his single, “No Stone Unturned,” a gypsy-hearted traveling song that Whiskey Riff calls “best song, best album.” “. of 2019.”

For more information, visit jameyjohnson.com or randyhouser.com.

The Cirque de la Symphonie will perform

SOUTH BEND – The South Bend Symphony Orchestra will perform classic favorites while aerials fly over the stage and more on February 12 at 7:30 p.m. This is the second installment in the Indiana Trust Pops series at the Morris Performing Arts Center

Cirque de la Symphonie will join the symphony for an elegant synthesis of music and movement, according to information from the symphony. “With exquisitely choreographed, gravity-defying acrobatic numbers performed to beloved classic sounds such as Tchaikovsky and Wagner, as well as thrilling selections from more modern composers including John Williams, it’s sure to be a jaw-dropping evening. breath that will leave the audience spellbound!” the release reads.

The Indiana Trust Pops series is sponsored by Indiana Trust Wealth Management. The South Bend Symphony Orchestra receives additional operational support from the Indiana Arts Commission.

To purchase tickets, go online at www.morriscenter.org/events/category/symphony or call the Morris Performing Arts Center box office at 574-235-9190 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

To purchase tickets in person, visit The Morris at 211 N. Michigan St., South Bend, during the times listed above or two hours before any performance.

Regardless of vaccination status, all patrons are required to wear their mask during performances.

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