James Johnston We Grew Up On

James Johnston We Grew Up On

2 x Golden Guitar winner, James Johnston has done it again with the release of his latest hit single, 'WE GREW UP ON'. Following his previous release 'GOT IT GOOD', which has notched a whopping 1.6 million streams, the new single captures the spirit of growing up in the country with your best mates by your side.


In just two short years James has achieved phenomenal success with his boot-stomping songs about life in the country. 'WE GREW UP ON' hits home for just about everybody, as it celebrates the freedom and joy that comes with getting your first car.


"You know one of your best days growing up was the day you got you first car," reminisces James. "It was more than just a car; it was your first taste of real freedom."


The track's anthemic production eloquently echoes the sentiment of its lyrics. Produced with Nashville heavyweight Ilya Toshinsky (Jelly Roll, Morgan Wallen) at the helm, the music roars from the speakers like an old Ford tearing down an endless two-lane. James' gravelly vocal sits in the driver's seat, effortlessly tugging the heartstrings as he recounts his teenage milestones.


"When forever was highways together and love was the long way home / When freedom was 16 dreaming of late nights and open roads."


James' feel-good country songs have already amassed over 40 million streams and all singles to date have topped the CountryTown Hot 50 airplay charts. Since scooping up 2 coveted Golden Guitar awards at this year's Tamworth Country Music Festival - New Talent of the Year and Vocal Collaboration of the Year for his duet with Kaylee Bell, 'SAME SONGS' - accolades have not stopped for the singer-songwriter. He received the QMA Country category award for his single 'COUNTRY BOYS', is an APRA Music Award nominee for Most Performed Country Work and Rolling Stone Australia Award nominee for Best New Talent.

The boy from Wingham's electrifying voice and high-energy performances have earned him a place on some of Australia's biggest stages, including CMC Rocks, Gympie Music Muster, Berry's Big Country, and the Tamworth Country Music Festival. He is also set to perform at this year's Deni Ute Muster, Savannah in the Round, and Cruisin' Country.

Drawing inspiration from his role as a family man, with two young sons and a wife who support his music career, James Johnston strikes a compelling balance between country, rock, and pop, with catchy hooks and heart-warming lyrics that are sure to get anyone singing along.


'WE GREW UP ON' is a nostalgia soaked, coming-of-age tale, certain to resonate with fans young and old.



Saturday 30th September – Deni Ute Muster – Deniliquin, NSW

Friday 6th October – Savannah in the Round – Mareeba, QLD

Friday 1st – Friday 8th December – Cruisin' Country


**Tickets are on sale now and available via https://jamesjohnston.com/


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