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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.

 

First up,

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.

 

Next,

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.

 

Next,

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.

 

Next,

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.

 

Next,

Women

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.

 

Next,

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.

 

And finally,

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.

September 7, 2011  10:54 PM ET

The only song of Jamey Johnson's I'm alreay familiar with is In Color.

Just checked out High Cost of Livin... Great lyrics.

I'll listen to a couple more when a get a chance.

September 7, 2011  11:02 PM ET

Pretty solid UH. JJ has a voice that reminds me of classic country singing. Not the typical music I listen to, but I can still appreciate it.

September 7, 2011  11:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The only song of Jamey Johnson's I'm alreay familiar with is In Color. Just checked out High Cost of Livin... Great lyrics. I'll listen to a couple more when a get a chance.

Thanks for listening to High Cost of Livin. I thought it would be a well liked song.

I'd love feedback on other songs you listen to as well.

September 7, 2011  11:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Pretty solid UH. JJ has a voice that reminds me of classic country singing. Not the typical music I listen to, but I can still appreciate it.

Thanks for listening.

September 7, 2011  11:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Pretty solid UH. JJ has a voice that reminds me of classic country singing. Not the typical music I listen to, but I can still appreciate it.

BTW, I heard you say that you don't like Bruce Springsteen. I was somewhat surprised by that, (other than that he is from New Jersey) I figured his style, passion and message would resonate with you.

Perhaps you haven't listened to a lot of his stuff (other than the popular radio tunes)?

September 7, 2011  11:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

BTW, I heard you say that you don't like Bruce Springsteen. I was somewhat surprised by that, (other than that he is from New Jersey) I figured his style, passion and message would resonate with you. Perhaps you haven't listened to a lot of his stuff (other than the popular radio tunes)?

I haven't listened to much of him other than his popular radio hits. I wasn't a fan of many of those.

Do you have any suggestions?

If so, I'll listen to them during my break tomorrow.

September 7, 2011  11:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I haven't listened to much of him other than his popular radio hits. I wasn't a fan of many of those.Do you have any suggestions?If so, I'll listen to them during my break tomorrow.

Yep, something off of each album

September 7, 2011  11:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I haven't listened to much of him other than his popular radio hits. I wasn't a fan of many of those.Do you have any suggestions?If so, I'll listen to them during my break tomorrow.

Damn, I like it all honestly. I'll do some youtube surfing and post a few here (if that is okay).

I saw him live about 5 years ago and it really blew me away. I saw him again a couple years ago and I gotta say, for a 60 year old guy, he brings energy and passion to his music like few I have ever seen.

September 7, 2011  11:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Damn, I like it all honestly. I'll do some youtube surfing and post a few here (if that is okay).I saw him live about 5 years ago and it really blew me away. I saw him again a couple years ago and I gotta say, for a 60 year old guy, he brings energy and passion to his music like few I have ever seen.

Post em here, that's fine with me. Easy access.

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September 7, 2011  11:33 PM ET



When I heard this one live, it blew me away.

September 7, 2011  11:35 PM ET

Here is a newer song that I like a lot.

September 7, 2011  11:36 PM ET

Okay UH, this a sampling of some of my favorites without posting too many of the radio hits.

I'm sucked into youtube now, so I may post one or two more, but hopefully you will enjoy these tunes.

September 7, 2011  11:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Okay UH, this a sampling of some of my favorites without posting too many of the radio hits. I'm sucked into youtube now, so I may post one or two more, but hopefully you will enjoy these tunes.

I'll tune in tomorrow afternoon.

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