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Heidi Newfield Files for Divorce

“Johnny and June” singer had been married for seven years.

photo courtesy EB Media PR

Heidi Newfield—best known for her hit "Johnny and June" and as the former lead singer of Trick Pony—has filed for divorce from her husband of seven years, sports agent Bill Johnson, has learned.

The couple was married on June 6, 2004. They met at a corporate fundraiser.

“I never thought I’d be sitting here on the road, writing out my thoughts and comments regarding the end of my marriage," Heidi writes in a post on “It is a very difficult and strange place to be. Obviously, I thought I was entering into a life-long partnership with my best friend, that we would celebrate the good times and work to make it through whatever tough times we may face in our future.

“Sadly, from the beginning, our marriage was never quite what it seemed on the surface,” she continues. “We always looked good on paper. The successful country songstress, who came from nothin’ but horse rich and cash poor . . . to making my way in this business and building solid work relationships and dear friends, to the successful sports agent who is gregarious, good looking, and fun. It seemed to make sense.

“I still believe in love and I still want to believe in what marriage stands for,” she continues. “I ask for the understanding, patience, and kindness from my fans and friends out there . . . as we go through this difficult time. Please allow us to heal. . . .

“This journey I am on is far from over . . . and through these ups and downs, I strive to learn to be a better person, a better friend, and a better artist,” she adds. “They say the best songs come out of heart break. Well . . . if that’s true, my best is damn sure yet to come.”

Heidi's complete blog post can be found at

The couple has no children and no decision has been made as to whether either Heidi or Bill will remain in their shared home in Franklin, Tenn.


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