For this week's DP&S edition, I'm not gonna lie, I'm not feeling very creative today, so I'm having trouble coming up with a topic. So I'm just gonna focus on another one of my favorite artists.
A military veteran, the best song writer of my generation IMO, a great voice, and I refer to him as the second coming of Waylon Jennings.
This week's focus will be on none other than Jamey Johnson
I know most of you have heard his song, "In Color" which is the best song of the 2000's, any genre as far as I'm concerned. If you haven't, I HIGHLY recommend checking it out. I won't be including it on this blog because it's his most famous song, and I want to give some of his otheongs some recognition.
And, other than the one Waylon jennings remake I'm going to post, Jamey wrote every song on this blog. In fact, ansong he sings that isn't a Waylon Jennings or Hank Williams remake, he wrote it.
I would love some feedback, so please comment letting me know what you think after listening.
Let's cut the BS and get down to the music.
High Cost of Livin
This is m favorite song Jamey sings, and I really think this song will appeal to most of the users of this site. This song is about his drug addiction before he made big in Nashville. He traded his job, his land and his wife for cocaine and a hooker. It's a serious song, and his voice is perfect for te song. If you only listen to one song, make it this one.
Stars in Alabama
This is a song about him talking to his mama while he's out on the road tryin to make it big in Nashville. His mom tells him whay God put stars in Alabama. Hs mom doesn't want the fame to go to his had, and if he doesn't make it, he always has a home in Alabama.
The Door is Always Open
This is the Waylon Jennings remake I mentioned earlier. As most of you know, Waylon Jennings is my favorite singer of all time, and normally, I'm not a fan of remakes, but if anybody is gonna remake a Waylon song, there's nobody better than Jamey to do it. This song is why I think of him as the secod coming of Waylon. He's the only one out there today with a voice to do Waylon jennings' songs with no backlash.
Between Jennings and Jones
This is another song about the struggle to the top. I like the timeline involved in this song. It starts out with people saying his music style was between (Waylon) Jennings and (George) Jones. A the end, if you're looking for his albums, ou can find them between Jennings and Jones.
The title of the song says it all. He's done everything there is to do with many women, but he can't ever seem to make one stay. They're all crazy, but with any luck he'll take one home tonight.
That Lonesome Song
I can relate to his song better than most songs that I listen to. From the beginning where he wakes up with whiskey eyes and an ashtray breath, to going on for so long long only to discover he was wrong, and in the end, the song he's been humming is a song nobody has written, and it's a sad long one(not the actual song he's singing). Great piece of song writing here.
Redneck Side of Me
This song is about how he's never chopped tobacco, made moonshine, rode a bull etc, but his redneck side comes out when he gets on the stage and sings all night long. It's the only son I included from his "The Dollar" album.
Thanks for listening, and remember, feedback would be greatly appreciated.