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Johnny Hiland

Genre: Blues / Rock / Country
Performance: Master Guitarist / Vocalist
Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Johnny Hiland

If you tried, you couldn't make up a story this good: legally blind kid grows up in a trailer home in rural Maine. A guitar prodigy, he tours with the family band starting at age 8, wins local and regional competitions, moves to Nashville, ends up dropping jaws all over town, doing sessions with Ricky Skaggs, Toby Keith, Randy Travis, Janie Fricke and many more, and gets signed by Steve Vai when his manager leaves a demo snippet on Steve's voicemail box. But indeed, this is true the story of Johnny Hiland.

The Johnny Hiland Band has headlined numerous high profile concerts and clubs in the US and internationally in Italy, Japan, Canada, England, Italy and Germany. Johnny has been teaching Master Classes at various schools in the US ranging from Berkley School of Music in Boston to Musicians Institute in California and the prestigious, Academy of Contemporary Music in England. in 2006, PRS Guitars released the Johnny Hiland Signature model guitar.

Music Samples

Johnny Hiland CD G Whiz
Swingin' the Strings
Orange Blossom Special
Run with it
Truth Hurts

Johnny’s career has been covered in numerous trade magazines and in local press throughout the US and internationally including Canada, Italy, France, Germany and Japan. Johnny’s performance schedule has been complete with radio and television interviews and performances as well as high profile live stage performances. His credits include nationally syndicated, NPR’s Weekend Edition, NPR’s Garrison Keillor show, two television interview performances on Fox National News Weekend Update and two nationally syndicated performances in Canada for the Big Breakfast show. Additionally he has done several local NPR interview/ performances throughout the US. In Feb.07 Johnny was featured on a NBC Channel 4 special in Nashville titled Nashville Music and More.


Official Website:
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Instructional videos

Acclaimed as "one of America's leading guitarists," Johnny Hiland is featured on numerous instructional videos produced by Hot Licks and Mel Bay.

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Artist Endorsements

Paul Reed Smith Guitars Celestion Speakers Peavey Digitech Route 66 Pedals
Paul Reed Smith Celestion Peavey DigiTech Route 66

PRS Guitars - Johnny Hiland Model

PRS Guitars announced the 2006 release of their new signature Johnny Hiland PRS model Guitar. Available in 28 colors, this fine guitar can be seen in guitar stores throughout the US and internationally. It comes with a seven minute video of Johnny doing a demo of the guitar. Johnny proudly displays his new PRS model on a high profile billboard on Music Row in Nashville.

Johnny Hiland - Music Row Billboard


Ricky SkaggsTed Nugent

"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."
--Ricky Skaggs

"I've jammed with the best the world has produced -- Johnny stands spirit to spirit with them all."
-- Ted Nugent

“The energy of that band moves through Western swing, screaming, razor-toned rock, introspective ballads and soaring melodic expansive ballads with sensitive empathy. Johnny Hiland achieves something few new artists achieve in their first outing: a blend of taste and flash, in which emotional, solid composition and hair-raising performance complement rather than compete with each other.” -- Reviewer Premier Guitar

Magazine Column

You can catch Johnny’s monthly column in the magazine "Premiere Guitar" formerly named "Musician’s Hotline."

Videos / photo gallery

To watch videos of Johnny Hiland's live
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