Jo Johnston

Born: May 19, 1931 Ozark, AL

In 1963, Jo had her first of more than 100 compositions published in Chicago with Brandom Music.  She opened her own publishing business in 1972, Elenjay Publishing. She is also the President of the recording company, Apache Records.  Jo has composed and authored, published and recorded three national military songs.  "Above The Best", the national theme song for U.S. Army Aviation; "Dragon Soldiers," the Chemical Corps' national theme song; and the U.S. Corps of Engineers national theme song, "Essayons"  In 1988, Jo received the Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service medal for writing "Above The Best". This medal is the second highest award given to civilians.

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

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