Sony Music Nashville is set to ship Angie Johnson’s debut single, "Swagger," from her Sing For You EP next week. The fun, up-tempo single will hit almost two years to the day after Johnson gained international fame when a video of her performing in the Middle East with the Air National Guard band Sidewinder was posted to YouTube and went viral. The original video can be viewed here.
Johnson, who is also a Tech Sergeant in the Air National Guard, wrote "Swagger" while on her way from Nashville to St. Louis for her two-week summer Guard training last year. "I was driving to St. Louis late one night and I thought, ‘Going out dancing with my girlfriends sure would beat this long drive by myself,’" she said. "Writing ‘Swagger’ was my way of cutting loose in a song." She finished the song with her producer Josh Leo and frequent co-writer Phoenix Mendoza.
Angie opened for country music’s quintessential female vocalist, Martina McBride, on Friday July 26th at the Ohio State Fair and had a chance to spend some time with the superstar following the concert. "Meeting one of my biggest vocal and career influences was everything hoped it would be. Martina is a genuine class act!" says Johnson. Angie will be back in Ohio opening for Joe Nichols at the Mercer County Fair in Celina on August 9, 2013.
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About Angie Johnson: 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 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 3.5 million views and can be seen here. 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, 2013http://www.countryschatter.com/2013/07/angie-johnson-debut-single-set-to-shipswagger-to-begin-hitting-radio-airwaves-next-week/New ReleasesPress Releaseintelligence analyst,international fame,Martina McBride,military career,ohio state fair,radio airwaves,united states air force