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Jamey Johnson

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  • Born: Enterprise, AL
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://www.jameyjohnson.com
  • Recent Activity: 04.30.10 Found some Key West native in my beard
  • Jamey Johnson

  • Jamey Johnson


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Singer/songwriter Jamey Johnson is just as comfortable mopping up the tears on the barroom floor with an old Hank Williams-style ballad as he is tearing the roof off with a honky tonk juggernaut. The Alabama native and former Marine rose to the top of the Nashville food chain through blood, sweat, and tears. Being raised in a devout and deeply musical family helped the new traditionalist find his voice, but it wasn't until he moved to Music City that the world began to take notice. After laying low for nearly a year, he began appearing at songwriter nights, where he met other writers. As his peers began securing publishing deals, they would ask Johnson to sing on their demos. In 2002, mutual friend and songwriter Randy Hardison turned producer/songwriter Buddy Cannon on to Johnson -- the two became close friends and allies after Hardison's death later in the year. Johnson's next convert was publisher Gary Overton, who signed the budding songwriter to EMI. In April of 2005, Johnson signed a record contract with BNA and released his debut, The Dollar, in January of 2006. After a tour supporting the album, he was dropped from the label. He and his wife separated, then divorced, sending Johnson into seclusion for a year before he re-emerged, renewed and ready to begin work on a new album. Two major labels showed interest, but it was the Universal imprint Mercury that signed the artist and released his album That Lonesome Song in August of 2008. The first single off the album, "In Color," reached number nine on the Billboard Country chart, followed by "The High Cost of Living," which peaked at number 34. The album was certified gold. At the 2009 Country Music Association Awards, Johnson won Song of the Year for "In Color," and was nominated for various other honors. He followed up his success with an ambitious double album called The Guitar Song in the fall of 2010, preceded by the single "Playing the Part." The album, its singles and videos, gained nearly universal critical acclaim and sold exceptionally well, particularly for a double album. Johnson followed it in the fall of 2012 with LivinÂ’ for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran, which featured a slew of guests including Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Leon Russell, and Kris Kristofferson.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
11.10.16 Von Braun Center Concert Hall Huntsville, AL US
11.11.16 Anderson Music Hall Hiawassee, GA US
11.12.16 Minglewood Hall Memphis, TN US
11.17.16 ASU Convocation Center Jonesboro, AR US
11.19.16 Downstream Casino Quapaw, OK US
12.10.16 U.S. Cellular Center Asheville, NC US
01.28.17 Harrah's Cherokee Cherokee, NC US


  • 04.30.10 Found some Key West native in my beard
  • 04.24.10 I'll have sweet, sweet, sweet mental revenge.
  • 04.24.10 Ever get your beard caught in your ear?
  • 04.22.10 Ten friends, limo, armor truck, couple security is all it took to deliver new album to record label
  • 04.19.10 Centerfold Of the Rolling Stone.
  • 04.14.10 Nothing was better than you. That is until Miss Honkytonk Badonkadonk came walking by.
  • 04.14.10 Just found a guitar pick in my beard. Safe hiding spot.
  • 04.13.10 My beard is a student of the William Lee Golden School of Hair
  • 04.13.10 Hanging with 2 bit ladies. I would soak up some Key West sun but they are blocking my view.
  • 04.13.10 Just found a boiled peanut in my beard
  • 04.10.10 Pop music? Yeah my pop loved playing real music, like Hank Williams, Sr.
  • 04.10.10 Fellow Traler Park Member Jerrod Niemann makes his Opry Debut tonight.