Cody Johnson - Sept. 6

Country star Cody Johnson is coming to Pinewood Bowl Sept. 6.

Cody Johnson will top a three-man bill when he rolls into Pinewood Bowl on Sept. 6.

The Texas country singer will be joined on the “Cody Johnson & Friends” tour stop by ‘90s country stalwart Mark Chesnutt and newcomer Jacob Bryant.

Johnson, a star on the Red Dirt circuit, is known for his rowdy shows that have been compared to those of Garth Brooks and has turned that intense regional following into national success. After becoming the first unsigned act to fill NRG Stadium for RodeoHouston, Johnson signed with Warner Bros. Records.

His major label debut “Ain’t Nothing To It” shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and was No. 1 in digital album sales for all genres. The album’s first single, “On My Way to You,” has had more than 50 million streams and spent 34 weeks on the singles chart.

Johnson, who has played the Bourbon Theatre, will be on the road all summer, playing festivals, fairs and small amphitheaters in addition to opening for Luke Bryan.

Honky-tonk veteran Chestnutt, one of the top classic country singers to emerge in the 1990s, has 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top-ten singles, including “Almost Goodbye,” “Gonna Get a Life” and “It’s a Little Too Late,” four platinum and five gold albums.

Tickets for the show go on sale April 26 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $33 to $108 and will be available initially at ticketmaster.com and by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets will also be available at the Pinnacle Bank Arena ticket office beginning April 27.

Johnson’s show is the 10th concert announced for Pinewood Bowl this summer. The others are: The Avett Brothers, May 17; Kidz Bop, June 16; Jon Bellion, July 24; Tenacious D, July 28; “Weird Al” Yankovic, July 31; Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss, Aug. 2; Joe Bonamassa, Aug. 9; Judah & the Lion, Aug. 24; and Steely Dan, Sept. 8.

The Nebraska Folk and Roots Festival will also take place at Pinewood on June. 15.

Upcoming shows in Lincoln and nearby


Entertainment reporter/columnist

L. Kent Wolgamott is an entertainment reporter and columnist.

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