Bio

Neo-Traditional Country Music with Americana and Bluegrass influences is the focus of Greensboro, NC, native Addison Johnson, as he joins the effort of those determined to revive the sounds, feelings and content associated with the industry’s pioneers. His music is inspired by the work of legends like George Jones, Lefty Frizzell and Waylon Jennings. He also draws inspiration from the more modern version of that traditional sound from artists like Alan Jackson and Sturgill Simpson.

Addison is an experienced performer, and brilliant songwriter. He has an impeccable ability to develop a hook when writing a song, while focusing on the story-telling emphasis of the genre’s past. He builds a connection with an audience by using his ability to set up a song with a back-story that makes each person feel as though he’s speaking to them one-on-one. His gift is to then deliver a song in a way that appears to flow effortlessly from his soul and solidify that connection with the audience.

With strong lyrical content that will draw you into the story he’s telling, Addison’s songs take you on a journey to a time when country music was reflective of the working class American.  Addison’s approach to songwriting  brings those stories to life once again.

Songwriting Credentials:

  • Latest Album Debuted on 2.9.16 at #11 on the iTunes Country Charts
  • ReverbNation Top 40 Country Artist (2017, 2018)
  • ReverbNation Featured Artist (2017, 2018)
  • 14 Songs Recorded by Various Artists, including 1 with Billboard Chart Topper, Mitch Rossell
  • I’m Just a Song named Best Song of 2016 by Stop Pop Country
  • #20 on the Top 25 Country Songs of 2016 from esCountry.com
  • #24 on the Top 30 Country/Americana Albums of 2016 from Country Perspective
  • #59 on the Top 100 Country Albums of 2016 from Southern Rock Brasil
  • Top 20 and Top 30 iTunes EPs
  • Appearance on the Billboard Heat Seeker’s Chart
  • 2 Top 50 iTunes EPs
  • Debut EP, Out of the Blue, ranked #35 on iTunes Under $8 Albums Chart
  • Co-writing experience includes Reed Nelson, Chris Lane and more
  • Best of Country Artists, OurStage.com (2013, #31 peak, 42 weeks in Top 100)
  • Thanks for the Ride, OurStage.com Top 40 (2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014)
  • Thanks for the Ride, OurStage.com Traditional Country Top 10 (2012) & Traditional Country Winner (2011)
  • She’s a Shotgun, OurStage.com Country Winner (2011)

Notable Performances:

  • Grade Ole Opry Front Porch Series Artist with WSM 650 (2017)
  • Grand Ole Opry Radio Station interview with Bill Cody on February 9, 2016 aired on Heartland TV
  • Grand Ole Opry Radio Station Debut with Bill Cody on October 1, 2014
  • Scheduled for more than 130 nationwide dates annually in 2016, 2017, and 2018
  • Featured Entertainment for FLW College Series Championship (2017, 2018)
  • Featured Entertainment for FLW Tour, Costa, and BFL Series (2017, 2018)
  • Performed for St. Louis Boat & Sportshow, Let’s Go Fishin’ Illinois Expo, Arkansas Anglers Expo (2018)
  • Opener for Billboard Chart Topper, Buddy Jewell (CMA Fest 2016)
  • Opener for Billboard Chart Topper, Bucky Covington (2015, 2016)
  • Headline Artist and Opening Support for Various Fairs and Festivals Nationwide