Johnny Hiland is an American musician/guitar artist known for mixing chicken pickin' country guitar with rock, blues, and western swing
In 1996, Hiland moved to Nashville and worked as a session musician for country artists including Toby Keith, Ricky Skaggs, Janie Fricke, and Hank Williams III. Meanwhile, he played with the Don Kelley Band at Robert's Western World. Hiland signed with Steve Vai's Favored Nations label as a solo artist. The Johnny Hiland formed his band, and they started touring in 2006. Johnny has since released a few more albums, and he continues to keep chicken pickin' alive! Now, in 2017, Johnny is releasing his 5th album, and his autobiography should follow thereafter.