With lyrics such as “A picture’s worth a thousand words / but you can’t see what those shades of gray keep covered / you should’ve seen it in color,” Jamey Johnson’s crew says his music is “real, down to earth…he wrote it and he lived it.”
Johnson’s most prominent single, “In Color,” which has sixteen million views (and counting) on YouTube, is a song about family, the past, and connections made through photographs.
His other music videos include “Mowin’ Down The Roses” and “Playing The Part”, which features a man in a gorilla suit dancing down the streets of Los Angeles. Yes, really.
Johnson began his career writing songs for artists such as George Strait. Co-writing Strait’s 2006 “Give It Away”—which peaked at number one on the Billboard country charts— jump-started Johnson’s musical career and resulted in signing to Mercury Nashville Records.
With five albums and two singles under his belt buckle, Jamey Johnson’s music reaches all ages. His music can be compared to Hank Cochran—for whom Johnson created a tribute album in 2012—and modern day artists such as Miranda Lambert and Eric Church.