Johnny Hiland and Friends: A Benefit for The Inspire Music Project
Wed August 15, 2018 7:30 pm (Doors: 6:00 pm )
3rd and Lindsley
All Ages

Nashville, TN. World-renowned guitarist, clinician, guitar instructor and session musician
JOHNNY HILAND brings out some of his talented friends to Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley on
Wednesday, August 15th at 7:30pm for his third annual “Johnny Hiland and Friends” show in
support of The Inspire America Foundation’s Inspire Music Project to help local handicapped
and underprivileged kids.
The lineup of Johnny’s friends includes internationally acclaimed guitarist Phil Keaggy, Joe
Robinson, most recently part of the “Guitar Army” tour with John Jorgenson and Lee Roy
Parnell, Thumbpickers Hall of Famers Thom Bresh (son of the legendary Merle Travis) and Joe
Hudson and the current International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Christie Lenée, along with
an all-star house band. And other “Special Friends” always seem to show up.
Johnny Hiland has been named to many “Best of” lists in the guitar world over the years
including being named one of the “50 Fastest Guitarists of All Time” by Guitar World magazine,
one of the “Five Best Chickenpickers” by Gibson.com and, most recently, one of the “Top 3
Country Guitar Players” in a 2017 Vintage Guitar magazine reader’s poll. In addition, Johnny
has played on records for such artists as Toby Keith, Ricky Skaggs, Hank Williams III, Randy
Travis, The Dillards, Lynn Anderson, Janie Fricke, Rebecca Lynn Howard, The Ventures’ Nokie
Edwards and many others. He has performed on stage with Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Steve
Vai, John Jorgenson, George Clinton and P-Funk, Joe Bonamassa, Ricky Skaggs, Toby Keith and
others. Ricky Skaggs once said of Johnny, “I think Johnny Hiland is the most versatile guitar
player I’ve ever heard. From Bill Monroe to Eddie Van Halen, he can play it all.”
Tickets are only $10.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door and may be purchased online at
Ticketmaster or at 3rdandlindsley.com.
The Inspire America Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, works in Nashville and New York City
helping underprivileged kids, the homeless and others in need. Their human trafficking
initiative, The Inspire Freedom Project, has rescued numerous women and men from the
streets of Nashville and New York. Their upcoming Inspire Music Project will bring music
education to handicapped and underprivileged children. Tax deductible donations can be made
at www.theinspireamericafoundation.org.