Angie Johnson and NRA Country give back, free online concert to benefit Soldier’s Best Friend
Sony Music Nashville recording artist, YouTube singing sensation and “The Voice” contestant Angie Johnson has been selected as the NRA Country Gives Back artist of the month for July. The former active duty service member and current member of the Air National Guard will join NRA Country for an exclusive, free online concert on July 24 to benefit Soldier’s Best Friend. All artist proceeds from the StageIt tip jar will be donated to the charity that pairs a PTSD or TBI afflicted veteran with a rescue dog to eventually become a service dog for the vet.
Johnson will perform songs from her recently released EP Sing For You, including her new single “Swagger,” and take part in a live Q&A session. Click HERE to reserve your ticket for Angie’s exclusive concert on July 24 at 7:30 PM eastern time.
"I’ve always lived an unconventional life. I prefer it that way. I’m at home in combat boots or heels, baiting a hook or singing an aria, having filet mignon or fillet of catfish. I’m a broad spectrum kind of girl. God made me that way and I’m grateful. I love the great nation of ours and I’m proud to still serve in its Armed Forces. I am Angie Johnson and I am NRA Country"
Angie Johnson, began her military career as an intelligence analyst in the United States Air Force. She later toured as a vocalist with the prestigious Tops In Blue performance group for a year-long temporary duty. Upon completion of Tops in Blue she was recruited into the Air Force Band as a full-time lead vocalist. She was honorably discharged after fulfilling her active duty commitment and then transitioned into the Missouri Air National Guard’s 571st Air Force Band, as the lead vocalist in their Top 40 element, Sidewinder. Angie was deployed with Sidewinder to an undisclosed location in the Middle East, where the band gave an impromptu performance for a small group of troops. An audience member recorded Angie’s rendition of Adele’s "Rolling In The Deep" and posted the video on YouTube, where it went viral. The now-famous video has received more than 3.3 million views and can be seen here: Angie Johnson YouTube Video. Television host Carson Daly saw the video, tracked Angie down via Twitter and invited her to audition for NBC’s “The Voice,” where she became a contestant on Team Cee Lo. The extensive media exposure, combined with her talent and tenacity, caught the attention of Sony Music where she signed a record deal in the fall of 2012. Her debut EP, Sing For You, was released digitally May 21, 2013.
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