Veteran and YouTube sensation to play free concert at Fourth Street

Angie

A U.S. Air Force veteran and YouTube sensation Angie Johnson will be performing a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Fourth Street Live!

Johnson landed a spot in Tops In Blue — a showcase of active duty military performers — and toured for a year performing at military bases around the globe. She then became a full-time member of the Air Force Band.

After being discharged from active duty, Johnson moved to Nashville to pursue her dream of becoming a country singer.

As part of the Air National Guard, which she entered after she left active duty with the Air Force, Johnson toured with Sidewinder, a nine-member Top 40 band that is part of the 35-piece Air National Guard Band of the Central States.

On a trip to Iraq in 2011, after Johnson had chosen to pursue a different career path, her performance was recorded and posted to YouTube unbeknownst to her. The video has since received nearly 3.5 million views.

The clip garnered national attention and eventually led to Johnson landing a spot on reality show “The Voice.”

Johnson was signed to a recording contract and is touring on the back of her debut EP, “Sing For You,” which was released this spring.

For more information about the concert, visit www.4thstlive.com. For more information on the artist, visit officialangiejohnson.com

 

 

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