Hope Country

“I believe that with love and encouragement we can change the worst of atmospheres,” says Brent Johnson. Born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin, Brent had a desire to see the world and travel at an early age. He began playing in bands at 17 and has since toured in over 40 states as well as all over Canada. His desire to create an environment and place of hope led him to start Hope Country in 2011. With an emphasis on strong songwriting and storytelling lyrics, Hope Country has developed into a prime example of modern-day Americana.

Hope Country has released two EPs in the past three years and has supported them with multiple headline tours, festival appearances, and support slots for Brandi Carlile, Ingrid Michaelson, Twin Forks, Joseph, American Aquarium, The Wild Feathers, Nikki Lane, Sturgill Simpson, Rayland Baxter, Andrew Ripp, David Cook, Soul Asylum, Martin Sexton, & more, along with a run of sold out dates with Judah & The Lion.

While Water, Land, & Sky is dynamic full-band record and Thirty One showcases Johnson’s softer singer/songwriter side, the self-titled Hope Country (2017) marries the two, calling to mind artists such as Jason Isbell and The Avett Brothers. Lyrically, the record continues Hope Country’s heartfelt stories of life and living. The album was recorded at Summer-Winter Studios in St. Paul, MN with Levi Stugelmeyer (The Cactus Blossoms, Caitlyn Smith) and mastered by Huntley Miller (Bon Iver, The Tallest Man On Earth). Hope Country’s purpose is to bring hope to our whole world everywhere the music goes.

Past Shows


Jun
23
rd
2018
Turf Club
Jun
23
rd
2018
Turf Club

Hope Country and KACY & CLAYTON

with Almighty American
Jan
5
th
2018
7th St Entry
Jan
5
th
2018
7th St Entry
Sep
23
rd
2017
Fine Line
Sep
23
rd
2017
Fine Line

Carbon Leaf

with Hope Country
Jun
14
th
2017
Fine Line
Jun
14
th
2017
Fine Line

Jamestown Revival

with Colter Wall and Hope Country
Feb
24
th
2017
Turf Club
Feb
24
th
2017
Turf Club

Hope Country

with Jake Jones
Sep
20
th
2016
Turf Club
Sep
20
th
2016
Turf Club

David Cook

with Hope Country
Feb
19
th
2016
Turf Club
Feb
19
th
2016
Turf Club

Rayland Baxter

with Hope Country and Jake Jones
Jan
1
st
2016
7th St Entry
Jan
1
st
2016
7th St Entry

Hope Country and Misch

with Almighty American
Nov
15
th
2015
Turf Club
Nov
15
th
2015
Turf Club

Nikki Lane

Moved from the FINE LINE
with Clear Plastic Masks and Hope Country
Apr
11
th
2015
Bryant Lake Bowl
Apr
11
th
2015
Bryant Lake Bowl

Joseph

with Hope Country
Nov
13
th
2014
7th St Entry
Nov
13
th
2014
7th St Entry

Judah & the Lion

with Joseph and Hope Country
Aug
30
th
2014
7th St Entry
Aug
30
th
2014
7th St Entry

Hope Country

with The Dust of Men and Hannah Connolly
Jun
25
th
2013
Turf Club
Jun
25
th
2013
Turf Club
Apr
29
th
2013
7th St Entry
Apr
29
th
2013
7th St Entry

Ivan & Alyosha

with Hope Country and Twin Forks

More Shows

Nov
20
th
First Avenue

The Happy Fits

Nov
7
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Amanda Shires

Nov
4
th
First Avenue

FLETCHER

with Chappell Roan
Sep
24
th
Palace Theatre

Denzel Curry

with AG Club, redveil and PlayThatBoiZay