Rhett Akins and Jamey Johnson start two-month tour
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Rhett Akins and Jamey Johnson start two-month tour

Monday, March 20, 2006 – Rhett Akins and Jamey Johnson hit the road this week for a two plus month tour sponsored by Wrangler.

Akins returns to action with a new album, slated for summer release, "People Like Me," while Johnson is touring behind his debut disc and hit single "The Dollar."

Akins has participated on Honky Tonk Tailgate Party Tours. His new disc features the upcoming single "Old Bird Dog" and the controversial "Kiss My Country Ass."

"Touring has been my life for the past 11 years," said Akins. "It is the only life I know. When I'm not spending time with my two children or enjoying the outdoors, I'm on the road playing my music for my fans."

Johnson co-wrote Trace Adkins' hit "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk."

"I was built for this," said Johnson of touring. "Our band can go from just burning the house down on a Hank Jr. song, and then two or three songs later, slow all the way down to a George Jones ballad. We have the ability to crank it up to 11 and then turn it down to soft and sweet."

The tour kicks off in March 23 in Louisville and concludes May 21 in Detroit.

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