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IN THE SPIRIT OF CRAZY HORSE 2018 LINEUP

Jamey Johnson

Jamey Johnson is an American country music artist. Signed to BNA Records in 2005, Johnson made his debut with his single "The Dollar", the title track to his 2006 debut album. Johnson was dropped from BNA in 2006 and signed to Mercury Nashville Records in March 2008, releasing his second album, the gold-certified That Lonesome Song. This album produced two singles, the Top 10 hit "In Color" and "High Cost of Living". Johnson has since released two more albums, The Guitar Song in 2010 and Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran in 2012. In 2014, he released a 5-song Christmas EP titled The Christmas Song. In addition to most of his own material, Johnson has co-written singles for Willie Nelson and Merle HaggardTrace AdkinsGeorge StraitJames OttoJoe Nichols and Jessie James Decker.

 

Steve Earle

Steve Earle is an American rock, country and folk singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor. Earle began his career as a songwriter in Nashville and released his first EP in 1982. His breakthrough album was the 1986 album Guitar Town. Since then Earle has released 15 other studio albums and received three Grammy awards. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Willie Nelson, Shawn Colvin, The Highwaymen, Ian Stuart Donaldson and Emmylou Harris. He has appeared in film and television, and has written a novel, a play, and a book of short stories.

 

B.J. Thomas

B.J. Thomas is an American popular singer whose crossover success has led to tens of millions of fans worldwide. He is particularly known for his hit songs of the 1960s and 1970s, which appeared on the pop, country, and Christian music charts. His best-known recordings are the song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head", the original version of "Hooked on a Feeling", and the smash hits "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" and "Whatever Happened To Old-Fashioned Love". A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Thomas has starred in movies, written jingles for such global brands as Pepsi-Cola and Coca-Cola, and has authored two books, including the best-selling autobiography, Home Where I Belong.

 

Keith Secola

 

Keith Secola is an award-winning figure in contemporary Native American music. He also has been involved in activism working with Irene Bedard on environmental and Native American rights concerns. He has also contributed music to documentary films, including Homeland, Patrick's Story and Dodging Bullets. His most recent award is "best artist" at the 2006 Native American Music Awards for the album Native Americana. His most notable movie score was "NDN Kars" for the popular native film Dance Me Outside.

 

Rod Melancon

 

Rod Melancon is one of the hottest artists on the American music scene today. Raised just a stone’s throw from Angola State Prison (home to Lead Belly and the setting of the book and film Dead Man Walking), Melancon absorbed the swamps and bayous of his childhood. With a classic American appearance that could easily find him cast as Elvis or James Dean in a biopic, Melancon quickly established himself on the music scene with an original sound and an authentic voice.

 

Jesse Dayton

 

Jesse Dayton is an American, Austin, Texas-based Americana artist, best known for his guitar contributions to albums by country musicians including Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson. He is also notable for his collaborations with horror film director Rob Zombie, who has commissioned Dayton on multiple occasions to record music to accompany his films.Dayton was born in Beaumont, Texas, where he was raised on the music of George Jones, Hank Williams, and Lefty Frizzell, all the while harboring an affinity for the spirit of punk with bands like the Clash. After touring with two rockabilly bands, the Road Kings and the Alamo Jets, Dayton ventured off into solo territory, recording his Americana-chart-topping record Raisin' Cain.

 

Peter Coyote

Peter Coyote is an American actor, author, director, screenwriter and narrator of films, theater, television and audiobooks. He is known for performing in films including E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Cross Creek (1983), Jagged Edge (1985), Patch Adams (1998), Erin Brockovich (2000), A Walk to Remember (2002), and others. He was the "Voice of Oscar" for the 72nd Academy Awards ceremony, the first Oscars announcer to be seen on-camera. Coyote's voice work includes narrating the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics and Apple's iPad Retina Display campaign.  He has often been compared with actor Henry Fonda.