You’ll hear classic hits and country done with blazing acoustic guitars, harmonizing vocals, and a crystal clear sound.
St. Louis, MO native Johnny Henry’s debut 5-song EP/CD entitled “Now” has been released and is available on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, Google Music, and at Johnny’s concerts! This collection of music showcases Johnny’s personality and introduces Country music fans to his big voice and compelling story.
It’s a story about perseverance and dedication, about drive and following one’s passion, and about family and responsibility. You’ll get to know Johnny through his new music and videos as a Nashville-based touring singer/songwriter and rising star in the world of Country music. But Johnny’âs path has not followed the traditional roads that most aspiring Country stars take. Now sure, he has traveled the United States playing shows, has built a very large fan-base, and is always surrounded by women – no, not the women at his showsâ¦. You see, Johnny is a stay-at-home Dad with four young daughters (yes, FOUR) and a beautiful and supportive wife that works a steady full-time job.
Between the cooking and cleaning, the concerts and the chord charts… between homework and hand-holding, the harmonies and the highwaysâ¦… Johnny balances the ride of being an up-and-coming Country artist with the daily joys and challenges of raising his girls. Johnny has worked hard to become a successful recording artist and touring singer/songwriter, living with his family in St. Louis and commuting back and forth each month to his home base in Nashville, Tennessee. With strong family values and an overwhelming desire to succeed, Johnny is ready to share his gift of song and story with Country music fans everywhere.
Johnny has opened concerts for Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Trace Adkins, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, Kip Moore, Sara Evans, Montgomery Gentry, Clint Black, Eli Young Band, Jake Owen, Pat Green, Marty Stuart, Sugarland, Craig Morgan, Trailer Choir, Lee Ann Womack, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Emerson Drive, Phil Vassar, Jamie O’Neal, Jeff Bates, Eric Heatherly, JoDee Messina, Chely Wright, Gary Allan, Billy Currington, the Warren Brothers, Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band, Shooter Jennings, Hot Apple Pie, Shelly Fairchild, Blaine Larsen, Steve Azar, Bobby Pinson, The Kinleys, Blue County, Ricochet, Charlie Robison, Bruce Robison, Blake Shelton, Trick Pony, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Josh Turner, Doug Stone, Junior Brown, Hootie and the Blowfish, Edwin McCain, Natalie Merchant, Better Than Ezra, John Mayer, Little Feat, Drive By Truckers, the Pat McGee Band, Chuck Berry, the Groobees, Sonia Dada, the Freddy Jones Band, April Wine, Sister 7, Reverend Horton Heat, and Patty Griffin…
…has played at some amazing venues… under the Arch in St. Louis for 75,000 people, Verizon Wireless Amphitheaters in Chicago, Kansas City and St. Louis, the Bluebird Cafe, Sheldon Concert Hall, LP Field in Nashville, Mississippi Nights, The Blue Note, The Pageant, The Beaumont Club, Six Flags in both St. Louis and Louisville, InCahoots, Kiener Plaza, Exit-In, Douglas Corner Cafe, On the Waterfront Festival, Cole County Fair, Palmer Arena, The Duck Room, Westport Playhouse… and many colleges, universities, fairs and festivals…
“Thereâs a lot of my hometown in my songwriting. Itâs not intentional; the songs just come out that way. Itâs funny because the northern Maine mill town where I grew up didnât seem inspirational during my youth. But now when I look back, the years that I spent there shaped me in more ways than I will ever fully realize.
There were the gray winter days and the sounds of logging trucks. There were the blue collar hands of men and women who spent lifetimes cutting trees, stripping bark, and grinding wood to be made into paper. And there was the constant worry that the once thriving local community would slowly melt away as the modern era rendered American industrial towns obsolete. That worry was realized in my hometown.
I moved away from Millinocket a long time ago. I went to college on the coast, lived in 3 different states, played in a half dozen bands, signed an independent record deal, released a handful of albums, and toured around the country. Nothing Iâve done, however, is quite as soulful as growing up the grandson of a millworker. Itâs given me a lifetime of inspiration.”