...cornbread, soup beans and SUSHI. A Midwestern girl, born and raised in Missouri (Go CARDS!) with super Southern roots. My father's from Kentucky and met my mother while stationed in Okinawa, Japan. I'm what you would call, Kentuckanese ;)
I've always lived an unconventional life. I prefer it that way. I'm at home in combat boots or stilettos, baiting a hook or singing an aria, having filet mignon or fillet of catfish. I'm a broad spectrum kinda girl. God made me that way and I'm grateful He has such a colorful imagination.
The truth about me is that I love music. There's something beautiful about putting pen to paper and creating a story that awakens the spirit. And something magical about putting that story to music and moving the soul to live out loud.
~ I don't strive for perfection, I just want to inspire. ~
In order of what's currently on my iPod:
Alabama, Alanis Morissette, Beckah Shae, Brad Paisley, Brian McKnight, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews Band, Dolly Parton, Doobie Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis Presley, Etta James, Eva Cassidy, Faith Hill, Florence + The Machine, Foo Fighters, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Gretchen Wilson, Garth Brooks, Heart, Imogen Heap, Jane Monheit, Jason Mraz, Jewel, John Mayer, Johnny Cash, Journey, Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Lifehouse, Little Big Town, Loretta Lynn, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mariah Carey, Martina McBride, Mumford & Sons, Nichole Nordeman, Of Monsters and Men, Otis Redding, P!nk, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sam Cooke, Sarah McLachlan, The Eagles, TobyMac, Whitney Houston.
Laughing and singing are my FAVE anti-stressors, and I do both as much as I can. I *LOVE* pranks and try to involve myself in tomfoolery as often as possible.
I served one active duty term in the U.S. Air Force…
…as an intelligence analyst and Air Force Band Vocalist. My military musical career began with a group of active duty volunteer entertainers called Tops in Blue. My Blue family and I traveled to bases around the globe for a year putting on shows for our fellow troops. From then on my heart was hooked on doing shows to lift the morale of our deployed troops and their families. I left intelligence and became a full-time vocalist in The Air Force Band. Later, I separated from active duty to pursue a musical career in Nashville, Tennessee. But I keep my military ties by serving one weekend a month in the Air National Guard as a band vocalist, because I love the Armed Services, and I’m *TOUGH*.
After years of toiling in the music business…
… singin' in smoky bars until 3 a.m. and being heart broken repeatedly by several “big breaks” that never came through, I resolved on New Years of 2011 to let my dreams go and pursue a different path. I started using my G.I. Bill and enrolled as a full time student at Columbia State in Franklin, Tennessee. I stopped writing songs, recording and performing all together. The false starts and broken promises had taken their toll on my spirit, and I was ready to dedicate the next 8 years of my life to getting my doctorate in Psychology and treating children and veterans with PTSD.
Then on August 8th, 2011, while I was deployed on my 7th tour performing for the troops in the Middle East, an audience member from one of our small acoustic shows posted a YouTube video of me singing that changed my life. (Check it out here: Angie Johnson YouTube Video).
So now I'm back in Nashville, following my newly revived dreams, watching a radical path unfold before me. And I'm totally stoked to be sharing it with YOU, the people who have made it all possible!
Thank YOU so much...
…from the bottom of my little heart for supporting and joining me on this incredible journey. It’s gonna be a wicked ride ;)