Short Bio (For Press Release):
Johnny is an award-winning Country music artist with dozens of albums recorded with several bands. This versatile guitarist/ singer-songwriter, has been on stage since age 6, entertaining music fans all over with his fun stage persona, catchy originals, and hot guitar licks.. After years as a dedicated band member, Johnny struck out on his own with a batch of songs, and a plane ticket bound for Nashville. Hitting the famed music row studios with Producer and CMHOF member Smith Curry, Johnny would emerge with his debut single as a solo artist “Outlaw”, a song met enthusiastically by Country Radio, and fans alike.
Johnny has shared the stage with many great artists including Eli Young Band, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, & Pam Tillis, performed at the Winter Olympics, on network television shows,, and on a multitude of tours and festivals including CMA Fest ,Watershed, SXSW, Warped Tour, & Country Crossings.
With a big love for classic and 90s era Country Music, Johnny writes songs from the heart that resonate with listeners, while his high-energy live show whips audiences into a Rockin Country frenzy.
Look for his self-titled debut album in stores now.
An award-winning, Nashville recording artist, with a discography spanning over 20 years. This gifted guitarist, and talented singer-songwriter has spent life immersed in music, and travel, entertaining audiences since age 6.
Johnny grew up on a staple of Rock records, and Country radio hits, and by the time he was in first grade, he was writing his own songs and performing onstage. In his teen years, he started to make a name around the Pacific NW as a gifted, soulful guitarist with a love for country chicken pickin and driving rock riffage.
During his adolescence, he would join the ranks of a few different acts, touring hard, warming up for major artists, and putting his stamp on several albums. A couple music for tv deals would follow, with the occasional acting gig to make ends meet while dreams of going out on tour, and hearing his music on the radio and TV were becoming realized.
It was also during this time he had the pleasure of doing some serious fundraising in the name of Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, United Way, and Red Cross, raising over $1,000,000 along side his bandmates in the teen rock band MindFrame.
A gig offer in 2002 would lead Johnny back to playing country music, taking up guitar duties for Nashville Recording Artist, Amy Clawson. Ultimately producing her radio single “Cowboy Up“, and performing up to 300 shows annually, while handling guitar duties with Portland modern rockers Assisted Living, and occasional tours with punky funksters, HookahStew.
By 2013, Johnny had seen many peers and partners settle down for a sense of “normal life”, but Johnny’s gypsy soul said to push on. So he loaded up the van, and headed for Los Angeles to join up with Cold Forty Three to embark on a three month North American tour, followed by the Vans Warped Tour, consecutively. It was also during his LA residency, Johnny would do a little acting, and session work with several artists, including Karling Abbeygate‘s self titled album, which would earn an LA Music Award for Rockabilly album of the year, and “We’ve Just Cheated Death” with Cody the Band.
After Warped Tour, CFT took a hiatus, and Johnny then headed North for the redwood hills of Mendocino County, reforming his old band HookahStew to record a new EP, and embark on an anniversary tour. In the spring of 2015, he joined up with Pop Country Artist McKenna Faith, on bass guitar. It was at this time he was asked if he could put together a band for some upcoming shows in the Reno/Tahoe area. 3 weeks later, the Johnny Young Band was born, and on stage playing to enthusiastic audiences throughout the West.
Things took off quick, as Johnny and band soon found themselves sharing the stage with artists such as Tim McGraw, Eric Church, and Chris Stapleton. Filming a music video for their debut single “We Love Whiskey”, and receiving critical acclaim as a band to watch.
In 2018 Johnny released his latest single “Outlaw” to radio, introducing his music to new fans throughout North America, and the UK. Earning critical acclaim, his breakout single also earned him a runner up mention for Country Song Of The Year from the World Music Awards.
Prior to the shutdown, Johnny had released the follow up single “Dont Get Any Countrier“, had the honor of opening for Love & Theft, and Eli Young Band, plus performed at the legendary Nashville Palace, and CMA Festival in Nashville.
In 2021 Johnny released his first solo album, look for him on tour this Summer!
Johnny has performed on, and appeared in:
–FESTIVALS– (Watershed, Warped Tour, CMA Fest, Country Crossings, Etc.)
–TOURS– (Canada, US, Caribbean)
–TELEVISION– (NBC, CBS, ABC, TNT, FOX, etc)
–RADIO– (Terrestrial, Internet, and Satellite)
–FILM– (Feature and Independent)
–PRINT– (Major Publications, online, and regional press)