Singer/songwriter Buck Johnson hails from the back roads of Shady Grove, Alabama – which is just outside of Birmingham, Alabama. During his childhood he toured with his family singing Gospel music throughout the South. He was raised on the music of the South and influenced primarily by his musical family.
After moving to Los Angeles, Buck had the privilege to tour as a singer/keyboardist/guitarist with such notable artists as The Doobie Brothers (backing vocalist on “Rockin' Down The Highway”- Live album, Sony 1996), Tal Bachman (keyboards, backing vocalist on Columbia Records 2000 Album), Matthew Sweet, John Waite, Shawn Mullins, Edgar Winter, Sam Moore andTimothy B. Schmit of the Eagles.
In 2007 Buck joined the Country band Whiskey Falls which released it’s debut album September of 2007 on Midas Records featuring the hit country single “Last Train Running”. The band co-wrote and co-produced the album with established hit songwriters Frank Myers and Cliff Downs.
As a songwriter, Buck co-wrote the hit international single for Carlos Santana “Just Feel Better” featuring Steven Tyler from Aerosmith on the album “All That I Am” – 2005 and Ultimate Santana – 2007. He has collaborated with many hit songwriters including Grammy winning producer/writer Charlie Midnight (James Brown - “Living In America”, Joni Mitchell, Joe Cocker, Hillary Duff), Grammy winning songwriter Frank Myers (“Just You And I”, “I Swear”), Jamie Houston (Carlos Santana, High School Musical 1,2 and 3, Hanna Montana, Jessica Simpson), James Dean Hicks ( many #1 country hits: “Jesus And Mama”- Confederate Railroad, “National Working Woman’s Holiday”-Sammy Kershaw, “Goodbye Time”-Conway Twitty and Blake Shelton).
Buck is currently touring with Aerosmith on their 2014 World Tour. Besides performing and writing for hit artists, Buck also has placed many songs on TV and film and is excited and proud to be a part of the W3K family.