Jamey Johnson biography


Jamey Johnson is one of the most popular US country singers, as well as being the author of songs that he performs himself. In addition, he is the co-author of popular Singles written for Merle Haggard, Joe Nichols, Willy Nelson and others. Johnson is an eleven-time Grammy nominee, and a winner of several prestigious awards from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. This singer was admired by The New York Times, The Washington Post and other well-known publications.

Johnson was born in 1975 in the city of Enterprise in Alabama. He became interested in country songs in childhood. He grew up listening to the work of musicians such as Alabama and Alan Jackson. After leaving school, Johnson attended college for two years, then served in the Marine Corps for a further eight. While in the infantry, he began performing as a singer-songwriter. At this time, he made friends with the famous musician Greg Parkin and producer Buddy Cannon. This helped him conclude his first songwriting contract.

By 2005, Johnson signed a contract with BNA Records. However, after several years he was excluded from the BNA Records label. He divorced his wife at the same time. After this run of bad luck it was finally his time to shine. His career went uphill.

All of his released albums are very popular. For example, the 2008 album went platinum, and the songs from “The Guitar Song” received no less than two awards. The 2012 album was also loved by the public – it was pronounced the best album of the year. In 2014, he released another album, “The Christmas Song”, with 5 songs that quickly gained popularity. His most famous songs are: “The Dollar” and “In Color”.

Several years later and nothing has changed. Jamey Johnson continues to write country songs. He released the songs “If I Was Over You” in 2015, and “The Ghost of Macon Jones” and “Spirit Rider” in 2018. He performs often and pleases his fans both with his old hits and with new ones.

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