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Published on Monday, March 12, 2018

Jamey Johnson Set for Salem Return This June

Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Jamey Johnson is adding more dates to his 2018 tour, including a return trip to the Salem Civic Center on Friday, June 22 at 8 p.m.  Johnson played to a very enthusiastic and appreciative crowd in Salem in July of 2017, and some dates on his 2018 tour dates already have sold-out

The Washington Post has called Johnson “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” and since he never creates a set list of songs for his shows, all of his performances are original and once-in-a-lifetime concerts.

“I don’t know what I’m going to do until I am standing there doing it,” he says. “That is a freedom I have enjoyed ever since I began doing this, the ability to try something new.”

For the last decade, Johnson has earned critical and commercial success for his traditional country sound. His 2008 album, That Lonesome Song, was certified platinum for one million in sales, and his 2010 double album, The Guitar Song, received a gold certification.  Johnson has been nominated for 11 Grammys.

In addition, he is only one of a handful of writers in history to win two Song of the Year Trophies for “Give It Away” and “In Color—from both 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.

In 2012, he released the Grammy-nominated Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran. In 2014, he created his own label, Big Gassed Records, to release his own songs and albums as well as the music of other artists.

Reserved seat tickets for the Salem concert are all $49.00 and preferred parking is available for $5. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, March 16, at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center Box Office (Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), by phone at 800-745-3000 or through Ticketmaster.com.