Sony Music Nashville singer/songwriter Angie Johnson, who gained international fame when a video of her performing Adele’s "Rolling In the Deep" with her Air National Guard band in the Middle East went viral, has opened an online store to sell her Sing For You EP, "Swagger" t-shirts and more. Ten percent of the net proceeds from sales through the online store will be donated to Operation Homefront, a national organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.
"I’m really excited about having my online store up and running," said Angie, who wraps up opening for Scotty McCreery’s Weekend RoadTrip Tour in Austin and Winnie, Texas this weekend. "And I am very excited to announce this partnership with Operation Homefront on Veterans Day. They do amazing work for worthy people who have made incredible sacrifices for our country. So go get your AJ Swag and support Operation Homefront!"
A military veteran who served six years in the Air Force and is currently a Tech Sergeant in the Air National Guard, Angie sang "God Bless America" in uniform at game 5 of the World Series last month. The performance can be seen here. She has been opening for Scotty McCreery’s Weekend RoadTrip tour as well as headlining her own dates in support of her debut EP, Sing For You. Last week, her "Swagger" single cracked the Top 30 on the country charts.
To keep up with Angie Johnson news, tour dates and daily happenings, visit: Visit her web site and facebook page, and be sure to follow her on Twitter @AngieJohnson. Remember to have a look at her YouTube videos, too.
About Angie Johnson: Sony Music Nashville recording artist, 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 and was recruited into the Air Force Band as a full-time vocalist the following year. 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 a vocalist in their Top 40 element, Sidewinder. Angie was deployed with Sidewinder to 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 Nashville where she signed a record deal in the fall of 2012. Her debut EP, Sing For You, was released May 21, 2013 and is available at iTunes, Amazon and most digital retailers.
About Operation Homefront: Operation Homefront (OH) provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.Through generous, widespread public support and a collaborative team of exceptional staff and volunteers, we aspire to become the provider of choice for emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. Where there is a need we do not provide, we will partner with others for the benefit of our military families. http://www.operationhomefront.net
I’m an Angie fan, and I plan on making a purchase to support both Angie, and Operation Homefront. If you are a fan, too, I hope you will take visit her Online Merch Store. What a great opportunity to get a little Christmas shopping done! Not only the CD, but she has autographed 8x10s, t-shirts, and even a coolie. Head on over and check it out – I’m sure you’ll find something you just gotta have.
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