Celebration Of Life Concert Set For Singer-Songwriter Michael Johnson

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• September 13, 2017 •

A celebration of the life and career of Michael Johnson will be held on Sept. 19 in Nashville. Johnson died on July 25 in Minneapolis. He was 72.

The event will be held at Nashville concert venue 3rd & Lindsley, beginning at 8 p.m. The show will feature performances from Hugh Prestwood, Mike Reid, Don Schlitz, Janis Ian, Thom Schuyler, Fred Knoblock, and Bill Labounty.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. There is a suggested $25 donation at the door benefitting Music Health Alliance and MusiCares.

Johnson earned a No. 1 A/C hit with “Bluer Than Blue’ in 1978, and with “This Night Won’t Last Forever” in 1979. He also earned the hit country singles “Give Me Wings,” “The Moon Is Still Over Her Shoulder,” “Crying Shame,” “I Will Whisper Your Name,” “That’s That,” and more. In 1985 he joined Sylvia for the duet “I Love You By Heart.” He also recorded duets with Juice Newton (“It Must Be You”) and Alison Krauss (“Whenever I Call You Friend”).

For Johnson’s full obit written by Robert K. Oermann, click here.

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