Born July 14th 1975 in Enterprise, Alabama Johnson first broke through into the mainstream of country listening with his well received single “The Dollar.” The story song became a country radio hit in 2006 and started his progression into the spotlight.
Johnson has since written and recorded a Song of The Year winning tune called In Color that also received accolades not only from radio airplay but also from it’s inclusion on the album “That Lonesome Song.” The album was lauded by many country aficionados as one of the best albums of 2008 for it’s biting lyrics and dark real-life songwriting performed in the voice of it’s well worn songwriter.
In fact, songwriting is where most of Johnson’s fame is founded as he is often remembered for his notorious Song of The Year acceptance speech at the CMA Awards for his writing of the song “Give It Away” for George Strait.
More recently Jamey Johnson’s tribute album to Hank Cochran called “Living For A Song” received a coveted four star rating from Rolling Stone magazine.
Jamey Johnson records for Mercury Records Nashville and published updates at his website http://JameyJohnson.com