Jamey Johnson

Jamey Johnson on stage during a performance on Aug. 24, 2012. (Wikimedia Commons/Joe Bielawa)  

Country singer Jamey Johnson will perform March 10 at The Oil Palace in a concert marking the 35th anniversary of the venue. 

The facility recently received millions of dollars in improvements including renovations of the lobby, bathrooms and concessions areas. Workers also put on a new roof and repaved and landscaped the parking area, Kevin Barbaro, the venue's publicist said. 

The Oil Palace opened in 1983 and has hosted music headliners, circuses and special events. 

Johnson is stopping in Tyler as part of his national tour that began last month in Florida.

He said in a posting on his website that his concerts are never the same. “I don’t know what I’m going to do until I am standing there doing it. That is a freedom I have enjoyed ever since I began doing this, the ability to try something new."

Johnson's 2008 album, "That Lonesome Song," was certified platinum for more than 1 million in sales, and his 2010 album, "The Guitar Song," received a gold certification. 

His songs "Give It Away" and "In Color" have received Song of the Year honors from the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association. 

His 2012 album, "Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran," was nominated for a Grammy and featured contributions by Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ray Price, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Vince Gill and Merle Haggard.

Set to open the concert are Stoney LaRue and Ray Scott. Tickets start at $30 and are available on the venue's website, oilpalace.com

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The Oil Palace is located on State Highway 64 in New Chapel Hill. 



Danny Mogle has covered news in East Texas for decades. He currently focuses on arts, entertainment and human interest stories and serves as the editor of Lifestyles Magazine.

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