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Jamey Johnson opens for Willie

Monday, February 2, 2009 – When Jamey Johnson plays acoustic, his guitar has an autograph on it belonging to one of his musical heroes, Willie Nelson. Now, Johnson will open shows for Nelson in March. "I can't believe I get to open gigs for one of my heroes," said Johnson. "I first met Willie when I performed at Farm Aid last year, and I got to hang out with him on his bus. That was a career highlight."

Before that, Johnson will perform his new single High Cost of Living on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Thursday, Feb. 5. Johnson will also appear on GAC's On The Streets Feb. 3 and GAC's Top 20 Feb. 6.

Tour dates are:
March 11 Youkey Theatre Lakeland, FL
March 12 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, FL
March 13 House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL
March 14 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL
March 15 House of Blues North Myrtle Beach, SC
March 17 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
March 18 King Center For The Performing Arts Melbourne, FL
March 19 Marina Civic Center Panama City, FL
March 20 Silver Star Resort & Casino Convention Center Choctaw, Miss.

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