Texas country artist, Adrian Johnston, is releasing her first single, after 2.5 years, on June 11, 2021. “Morning Person” is the first tune off a new seven-song project set to release later this year. Johnston and husband, Waine Close, are also expecting their first child October 2021. Produced by Ken Tondre, Blue Bench Recording Studio in Austin, TX, “Morning Person” was penned by Lacy Green and Jessica Dorn (Nashville).
This project was recorded during the silence of the pandemic, in the hills of Austin, with some of the top musicians in the business. Johnston has been part of the Texas Country industry longer than most realize; her career most recently released a single and music video (with over 50k views) “Honky Tonk Wife” in 2019 after her marriage to Waine Close in 2018; but before that she has had a streak of top 25 singles; duet with Jordon Issac “Damn, I Want a Love Like That” hitting 22, “Adult Beverages,” went to 22 as well; Johnston achieved her first Top 15 radio single, “Rather Have You,” (written by Johnston and producer Zac Maloy) in 2017. Beginning the long haul of achieving a successful music career in 2014 she debuted her single, “Just Another Blonde,” and introduced a sassy-spit-fire of a woman determined on making a name for herself.
Following that momentum, she released a self-titled EP that achieved Top 200 iTunes album status, and released the single “Avalanche” in 2015 (#21). As a “New Female Vocalist of the Year” nominee, Johnston showed off her chops by launching her third, and most heartfelt single, “It’s A Song” (#36) in September 2015.
Just Another Blonde