Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Photo credit: Dragon Lens Photography
Official Website: http://johnnyorr.com/

This month's spotlight shines on a personal friend and a wonderful artist/songwriter, Johnny Orr. Having known Johnny for many years, spent personal time with him, and having seen him perform multiple times, I can tell you that not only is he blessed with a talent for great music, he's also a great person with a huge heart, a wicked sense of humor and a humility that not many artists these days seem to have. He appreciates who he his, what he has to offer and no matter how many obstacles seem to present themselves, he just goes around them and keeps moving forward with a goal of one thing, getting his music heard. To Johnny, it's not about radio play, it's not about getting that big hit, it's about his love of music and those he plays it for. His songwriting comes from within and the content of his songs hits that same place in those that hear his music. Take a chance and listen to Johnny, see what so many others do in him and let's support him in whatever way he can.

Johnny has been a regular on the Raleigh , NC music scene for years,  performing as far back at the mid-1980's. Johnny currently has 12 songs with publishing deals in Nashville and has opened up for some of country music's biggest stars including Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, Gretchen Wilson, Phil Vassar, Jason Michael Carroll (3 times), Josh Gracin, Josh Thompson, Jeff Bates, and many more. If his face looks familiar, you may have seen him as a finalist for Nashville Star in 2007 and on CMT's "Big Break" with Sara Evans in 2008.

As a solo acoustic act or with the Johnny Orr Band, he delivers a show that surpasses most in his field. With a full range of covers and original songs, Johnny is an outstanding vocalist who sings with untouchable passion, his instrumental skills are top notch and his songwriting is nothing other than quality.

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