K E L L I J O H N S O N
"Writing my life story, one song at a time "
Born and raised in North Alabama , Kelli Johnson was steeped in the rich musical heritage of Country, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Motown. With her rootsy twang, powerhouse vocals and Award-Winning songwriting, Kelli has an innate ability to create music that defies genre boundaries. Her music has been featured in National Television Commercials, Independent Films, and Recordings by Major Label and Independent Artists alike.
As a songwriter, Kelli has written songs with Award winning writers such as Max T. Barnes, Byron Hill, Jerry Salley, Lance Carpenter, Charley Stefl, and Aaron Barker, and with Major artists Craig Campbell, Riley Green, Brittany Spencer, and Drake White. White's album " The Optimystic" featuring 3 songs co-written with Johnson, debuted #1 on the iTunes County Album Charts! Album single "Power of A Woman", co- written with Johnson, was recently featured in Billboard and People Magazine. Kelli also penned 3 tunes on The Voice Season 19 artists Worth The Wait album "Vinyl Revival", as well as dozens of Independent Artists Cuts.
As a performer, Kelli has opened for Sugarland, Restless Heart, Wet Willie, Rodney Crowell, Marty Raybon, and has toured with Grammy Winning Artist John Berry. She has performed on Music City Roots, PBS, APT, The Dugger Mountain Music Hall Show, The Phil Mack International Country Music Show, and was a featured artist on Barry Waldrep's 2021 Tony Rice Tribute Album, alongside Vince Gill, John Berry, Marty Raybon, John Cowan, Emmylou Harris and more!
Kelli resides just outside Nashville, Tn, where she continues to write and perform.
Congratulations to Drake White
on his Newest release
#1 on iTunes Country Albums!
which includes 3 songs co-written with Kelli!
written by : Drake White, Kelli Johnson, and Lauren Weintraub
Power of A Woman
written by : Drake White, Kelli Johnson, and Lindsey Hinkle
First Country: New Music From Miranda Lambert, Walker Hayes, Darius Rucker, Keb’ Mo’ & More
By Jessica Nicholson
Warm, cohesive instrumentation provides a cool, relaxed groove that underpins White’s smooth brand of country-soul on this track. Here, White offers an ode to the myriad of strengths his woman displays, whether she’s speaking her mind, playing a mean game of poker, or fearlessly showing vulnerability. This track was penned by White, Lindsey Hinkle and Kelli Johnson, and co-produced by White and Jaren Johnston.
Kelli is a Featured Artist on Barry Waldrep's Tribute to Tony Rice , and also sings background vocals on tracks featuring Marty Raybon and Vince Gill.
Bluegrass instrumentalist and producer Barry Waldrep is releasing a special tribute to bluegrass guitarist Tony Rice. The 21-song project, Barry Waldrep and Friends Celebrate Tony Rice, will be available everywhere on Dec. 24 and features an all-star lineup of bluegrass, Americana, and country royalty.
Among some of the guests on the upcoming project are Rodney Crowell, Jim Lauderdale, Warren Haynes, and Oteil Burbridge, alongside Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Spooner Oldham and Patrick Simmons and country’s Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris.