Close friends Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser announced Tuesday that they will set off on a 13-stop tour beginning next month. The “Country Cadillac Tour” will begin in Texas on Feb. 5 with tickets going on sale Wednesday.
This is the first tour for either of the men in a while. The coronavirus pandemic sidelined most of the music industry for all of 2020. Johnson and Houser will take steps to concerns about the virus. In a promotional release, they said the tour “will feature proper social distancing and all recommended health & safety measures.”
This is one of the first major tours announced for and scheduled to begin this year. Its success will likely be a barometer for how other musicians will address live performances.
The two men say the shows will be acoustic, informal affairs. They plan to play each other’s songs, tell stories about their time in country music, and swap jokes. The two have been friends for decades, and have worked together for years. They co-wrote Trace Adkins’ hit “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” with Dallas Davidson in 2005.
Johnson is best known for his 2005 hit “The Dollar,” but has spent much of his career writing hits for other musicians, such as George Strait’s “Give It Away.” His album Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran landed him a Grammy nomination in 2012.
Houser’s has had a string of hits including “Boots On,” “How Country Feels” and “Like a Cowboy.”
Tickets for the Country Cadillac Tour will go on sale at jameyjohnson.com and randyhouser.com on January 13 at 10 a.m. and at Ticketmaster on Friday, Jan. 15. The tour will begin in Fort Worth and will finish on April 17 in Huntsville, Alabama.
Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser Country Cadillac Tour Dates
If you want to check them out in action, live. The dates and locations are:
- Feb. 5: Fort Worth, Texas — Billy Bob’s
- Feb. 19-20: Mobile, Ala. — Saenger Theatre
- Feb. 25: Orlando, Fla. — Dr. Phillips Center Fontyard Festival
- Feb. 26-27: Atlanta, Ga. — Coca-Cola Roxy
- March 12-13: Myrtle Beach, S.C. — House of Blues
- March 18-19: New Braunfels, Texas. — Whitewater Amphitheater
- April 15-17: Huntsville, Ala. — Von Braun Center