Born and raised in Missouri, Angie Johnson had always been drawn to music. A former intelligence analyst and Air Force Band Vocalist, Angie’s military musical career began with a group of active duty volunteer entertainers called Tops in Blue, where she traveled to bases around the globe, putting on shows for fellow troops. Following her time as an intelligence analyst, Angie became a full-time vocalist in The Air Force Band before leaving active duty to pursue a musical career in Nashville, Tennessee.
Angie just released her debut EP, Sing For You, on May 22. The lead single “Sing For You” is taken from stories soldiers told her about their time overseas and she wanted to hear more.
“‘Sing for You’ is the most dear song on the EP to me. I wrote it with Catt Gravitt and my producer Josh Leo. I had gotten pitched a lot of military songs about a spouse or a child and their perspective on having their husband deployed or their dad deployed, and I just didn’t feel like I could sing from that place because I am a military member. So when I got with Catt, and we started talking about being entertainers and going overseas and doing morale shows and having troops tell us their stories of losing buddies or PTSD or survivor’s guilt and all these things, it really felt like a story that needed to be told. And it was my story. So, this song is my way of kind of saying thank you. I acknowledge that I’m not the one out there doing what you do, but here’s what I can do for you. Let me sing for you.”
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Pick up your copy of Angie Johnson’s Sing For You EP on iTunes HERE.
To learn more about Angie, visit officialangiejohnson.com.