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Jamey Johnson

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Jamey Johnson (born in Enterprise, Alabama) is an American country music singer-songwriter. Signed to BNA Records in 2005, Johnson made his debut with his single “The Dollar”, which reached a peak of #14 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. An album, also titled The Dollar, was released in 2006. Johnson exited BNA in 2006 and signed to Mercury Nashville Records in March 2008, releasing his first single for the label that month. In addition to his own material, Johnson has co-written three singles for Trace Adkins, as well as one each for George Strait, Joe Nichols and John Michael Montgomery.

Johnson was raised in Montgomery, Alabama. From an early age, he was influenced by country acts such as Alabama and Alan Jackson, the latter of whom he claims is the first act that he saw in concert. Johnson, after graduating high school, attended Jacksonville State University, the same university from which Alabama lead singer Randy Owen graduated.

Johnson then quit college after two years and served in the the Marine Corps Reserves for eight years. After exiting the Marines, he began playing country music in various bars throughout Montgomery; one of his first gigs was opening for David Allan Coe. By 2000, Johnson had moved to Nashville, Tennessee in pursuit of a career in country music. One of his first connections was with Greg Perkins, a fiddler who had played for Tanya Tucker and other artists. Perkins invited Johnson to sing as a duet partner on a demo tape; the other duet partner with whom he sang was Gretchen Wilson. Songs for which Johnson sang demos include “Songs About Me” (cut by Trace Adkins) and “That’s How They Do It in Dixie” (cut by Hank Williams, Jr. with Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, and Van Zant).

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  • bieljuca

    I need it and i need it now \/

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ROH_Fan

    His version of 'You Are My Sunshine' with Shooter and Twiggy Rameriz is Epic! wow

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • anthony94hines

    Whitecollarboy_ doesn't know it, but the Beatles are from the 60s.

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • WyldWoodFlower

    Living For a Song is the best album of 2012. Hands down.

    17 Oct 2012 Reply
  • bangBANG_urDEAD

    Band of Horses is joining Jamey Johnson on the Railroad Revival Tour this October. Stream their brand new album Mirage Rock here so you know some of the lyrics for your show! ;) www.bandofhorses.com

    28 Sep 2012 Reply
  • BamBam__

    I agree with the David Allan Coe comparisant, he's not quite as crazy but his voice definitely has that tone and drawl

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • bmocon13

    Jamey Johnson did a song with Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson for 4/20. Words cannot describe, http://rollmeup.willienelson.com/

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • JGMcGowan

    Jamey has replaced David Allen Coe for a new generation of Country \ Folk fans.

    21 Nov 2011 Reply
  • ZombiePsyche

    Damn! He's great!

    17 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Gohel

    @whitecollarboy_ Seriously ? Oh wait, you're a fan of Coldplay, Muse, Jenny Lewis, Lady Gaga & Katy Perry... Wait until puberty.

    5 Aug 2011 Reply
  • bolenti

    Not a fan of country music but "The guitar song" album is a masterpiece both for the songwriting and the recording & mixing.

    2 Jul 2011 Reply
  • benadlard

    Great stuff

    1 Jun 2011 Reply
  • ilwil88

    how does he make a album that would fly off shelves in the 70's and yet is still relevant today? Don't care what you old heads say, he's up there with the greatest ever, and reminds me why everme he puts something out.

    12 Apr 2011 Reply
  • whitecollarboy_

    This guy was all over 'best of' lists, but he sounds like shit my mom listens to.

    11 Apr 2011 Reply
  • radeeo-917

    this guy is amazing live. i was lucky enough to see him with kid rock in greenville s.c. last night, one of the best concerts i've been to in years.

    14 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Saveall

    He deserves multiple Grammys tonight. Let's see if it actually happens!

    13 Feb 2011 Reply
  • strajnic

    What a blue eyes he has!

    14 Jan 2011 Reply
  • welshcake1

    A-maz-ing!!! How come this guy is not mega famous? How come I only just heard about him? The most beautiful music I have heard in a very long time...

    3 Jan 2011 Reply
  • guowa

    fantastic album!

    30 Dec 2010 Reply
  • boozec

    Interesting...

    25 Dec 2010 Reply
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