Jamey Johnson’s unapologetic forwardness and true-to-life lyrics make him CMNB’s favorite male artist for the month of April.
Jamey Johnson: Celebrated songwriter, proud father, and now, country legend in the making. In a recent airing of CMT Crossroads, Jamey is seen palling around with country music legacy Shooter Jennings, and it’s easy to tell he’s already a part of this good ole boy’s network. He is natural, approachable, and truly genuine.
Jamey Johnson is currently causing an alarming stir in Nashville. His debut album “That Lonesome Song” has gained critical acclaim across all the major country music networks and blogs, and die-hard country music purists have given Jamey their hard-earned seal of approval. But the road wasn’t always so easy. Jamey’s first run at success came shortly after leaving his 8 year stint in the US marines. A young husband and new father, Jamey landed a contract with EMI records in 2005, who then put out his first single “The Dollar”. The single was a hit, and Jamey hit the road. But as rumors of partying and debauchery painted a picture of a country music rebel, both the label and his marriage became casualties.
Already an accomplished songwriter with hits like “Give it Away“, made famous by George Strait catapulted his name through the Nashville circles like a fireball. At the same time another of his tunes was picked up by Trace Adkins and flew up the charts as well. But is “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” a claim to success that he’d rather not share? In many interviews the 80’s rock band Cheap Trick bemoaned the success of “I Want You To Want Me” stating that they hated the song and only wrote it as a joke. So imagine their disappointment when it became their flag-waving hit song? I doubt it since Jamey kept the real good tines all to himself. Once “In Color” hit radio airwaves he was instantly acheiving the respect and admiration normally reserved for seasoned veterans of Music Row.
The future for Jamey Johnson is looking bright. He was already the Xbox Live Artist of the month, allowing fans a chance to play with or against him tonight on NASCAR 09. He is also nominated for 4 awards in the upcoming ACM ceremony later this month AND he will be showcased alongside other stars like Alan Jackson, and Brooks & Dunn paying tribute to George Strait in an ACM honorary special for Artist of the Decade, which airs May 27th.
Until then, take a peek at Jamey Johnson singing at the St Judes Storytellers Jam
You can also catch Jamey on his summer tour:
04.09.2009 George’s Majestic Lounge Fayetteville AR
04.10.2009 Shooters Bar and Grill Texarkana TX
04.11.2009 WinStar Casino – ShowPlace Theatre Thackerville OK
04.16.2009 Clutch Cargo’s Pontiac MI
04.17.2009 Roberts Stadium Evansville IN
04.18.2009 G-29 Memorial Union Ames IA
04.23.2009 Murphy’s Nite Life Florence SC
04.24.2009 The Foundation Performing Arts Center Spindale NC
04.25.2009 Suwannee River Jam Live Oak FL
05.07.2009 Cancun Cantina Hanover MD
05.08.2009 Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino – Wolf Den Uncasville CT
05.09.2009 Prospectors Steakhouse Mount Laurel NJ
05.10.2009 Club Paradise Blasdell NY
05.11.2009 Lilac Festival Rochester NY
05.13.2009 Paradise Rock Club Boston MA
05.14.2009 Birchmere Alexandria VA
05.15.2009 Music City of Wake Forest Wake Forest NC
05.21.2009 Dixie Dance Hall Beaumont TX
05.22.2009 Atwood Music Festival Monticello MS
06.04.2009 BamaJam / Bama Jam Enterprise AL
06.06.2009 Crosby Fair and Rodeo Crosby TX
06.27.2009 Country Fest Cadott WI
06.28.2009 Country USA Oshkosh WI
07.11.2009 Davis County Fair Bloomfield IA
07.16.2009 Jamboree in the Hills St. Clairsville OH
07.17.2009 Old Settler’s Park Rockton IL
07.19.2009 Mayo Park Rochester MN
07.23.2009 Country Jam USA Eau Claire WI
07.24.2009 North Iowa Fair Mason City IA
07.25.2009 WestFair Amphitheatre Council Bluffs IA
08.09.2009 Clayton County Fair National IA
08.14.2009 Rooks County Fair Stockton KS
08.16.2009 Knox County Fair Bloomfield NE
08.21.2009 Iowa State Fair Des Moines IA
08.22.2009 Missouri State Fair Sedalia MO
09.17.2009 Oklahoma State Fair Oklahoma City OK
09.27.2009 Eastern States Exposition West Springfield MA
10.05.2009 Coshocton County Fair Coshocton OHCountry Music Photo Gallery
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