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Dallas favorite The Ray Johnston Band will be performing at the Dallas Arboretum on July 8. The country music group is playing at the weekly Garden Gigs event — the Arboretum’s attempt to hook millennials.

Johnson moved to the area in 2003 from Montgomery, Ala., and got a job as a waiter. Then he spent about a year and a half as a mortgage banker before joining the Mavericks during open tryouts in 2004. Three months later, his pro ball career ended when he was diagnosed with leukemia.

Since his diagnosis, Johnson, a Preston Hollow resident, has battled leukemia off and on.

Somewhere during the battle he decided to become a musician, releasing his first album in 2009.

Earlier this year he released his latest album, #GoesGoodWith. He’s touring the album in Texas throughout the summer.


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