Jamey Johnson in Country Weekly
Jamey Johnson sets memories to music in his touching new video
by Bob Paxman
Jamey Johnson's new single, "In Color," tells the poingnant story of a man looking back at his life through black-and-white photographs. So, when it came time to film the video for the song, Jamey knew exactly where to find the perfect set decoration.
"I drove back to Columbus, Ga., where most of my family lives, and ransacked my grandmother's cigar box that's full of old black-and-white family pictures," Jamey recalls in his pronouncerd Southern drawl. "My uncle sat me down and told me all the stories behind every photo. I hijacked them back to Nashville, and we used those pictures in the video."
Jamey, who had a previous hit with "The Dollar" and wrote Trace Adkins' smash "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," is now releasing "In Color," a song Traced originally wanted for himself. "This was the one that my new label wanted me to come out with," Jamey explains, "and Trace was nice enough to let me have it back."
Now, Jamey has a picture-perfect video to go along with the single. "The video gets the story told," he says. "That's what we wanted."