Johnny Collier brings his country soul

Johnny Collier

Country music that is described as a “passionate and soulful adventure” is coming to Minot Sept. 5.

Johnny Collier is a musician that is very popular in Alabama, Tennessee, and surrounding states. He will be performing here in North Dakota for the second time.

“We loved North Dakota and the people here so much, we had to come back,” Collier said.

A member of the music scene for more than 30 years, Collier has worked hard to get where he is. He started out learning to play guitar as a kid and sang in church before moving on to bigger things.

“I learned to pay attention to what got the audience going and what they wanted to hear. And that’s what I played. And that included a lot of the outlaw country … Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, etc. My original music stems from that,” Collier said.

When asked about how he came up with his style, he said it was a natural development.

“When people ask me, I always say that my concerts, my music is like Johnny Cash meets Aerosmith. You’ll get plenty of foot stomping classic country at one of my concerts with a touch of Rock ‘n Roll and a hint of blues and R&B flavor,” Collier said.

Collier said he’s known music is what he wanted to do since he was a kid, saying “I loved the feeling that performing, playing and singing gave me…and it still does. There is nothing better than singing to a room full of people who are smiling back at me… singing along, stomping and clapping. And when they just can’t help but get up and dance, well that’s just icing on the cake.”

Collier will be performing at the Rocking Horse, 2625 Burdick Expy E, Sept. 5-10. The performance will start at 8:30 p.m. each night.

To make reservations, call the Rocking Horse at 838-4003.