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Caleb Johnson coming to Charlotte

Season 13 American Idol winner hits Amos' Southend May 8

Season 13 American Idol winner, Caleb Johnson performs at Amos’ Southend in Charlotte May, 8. Since Idol, Johnson released his first album titled “Testify,” celebrated the debut of his video for “Fighting Gravity” and is now preparing for his first headlining tour.

Johnson explains music as a religious experience, hence the album and tour title, “Testify.”

“I think my influences come from rock and soul and gospel…so that was a perfect word to encapsulate what I’m going to be doing on tour,” Johnson says.

His rock and roll show, as he describes it, includes music from the album and song covers. Johnson is also expected to perform a duet with singer, Nica Neshae of Georgia. Neshae was also a contestant on Season 13 of Idol, her rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Natural Woman” earned her the approval of all three judges.

“Ever since I won the show I’ve been pretty busy,” Johnson explains.

Johnson has spent the last few months in Nashville writing and demoing new songs for his next album.

The March release of “Fight Gravity” music video was a milestone for the new star.

The video was inspired by a personal experience Johnson had while visiting a family whose son had a rare, but terminal form of cancer. Johnson says “Fighting Gravity” was a perfect match to capture the occurrence.

“It was just really a powerful and emotional and haunting moment in my life. It’s something that I’ll never forget and I just really wanted to tell that story,” Johnson says.

Big vocals and big bands is what you can expect from the Testify Tour.

“It’s just going to be over the top awesome, loud, it’s going to be soulful,” Johnson says.

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