Jamey Johnson, a proud country-music outlaw, is San Diego-bound for HOB show

Major stardom seemed imminent for Jamey Johnson after his second album, 2008’s brooding, aptly titled “That Lonesome Song,” earned him three Grammy nominations and his stirring ballad “In Color” won Song of the Year honors at both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association award shows.

Johnson now has 10 Grammy nominations to his credit, but no wins.

A proud country-music outlaw who can also rock out with aplomb, he has performed on the Grand Ole Opry for the past 14 years but still hasn’t been invited to become a member.

Due to music industry politics and contractual snafus, he has released only two albums since “That Lonesome Song,” the most recent in 2012.

But no matter.

Johnson’s earthy, no-nonsense music continues to be a force. And he shines on concert stages, where he often mixes his potent original songs with classics by everyone from Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash to The Band and Tom Petty.

Jamey Johnson, with Erin Enderlin

8 p.m. Saturday. House of Blues, 1055 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter. $38, plus service charges. (800) 745-3000. livenation.com

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