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Jan. 6, 2009 — One of the most honest and personal albums of 2008 belonged to Jamey Johnson, and it’s little surprise that That Lonesome Song ended up one of the favorite releases among critics.
In fact, the number of outlets that listed the disc among the best of projects of the year is staggering. His supporters included Rolling Stone, The Houston Chronicle, The New York Times, American Songwriter, The Dallas News, Spin, The Washington Post, The Nashville Scene, USA Today and Paste. And that’s just a partial list.
"That’s humbling," Jamey says. "It’s the best word I can use to describe it, is it’s humbling. We go around and play our shows for these audiences and when they start singing [the songs] back to us, it’s mesmerizing. It’s like being in church and hearin’ the congregation singin’ your song back to you. It’s somethin' that they really believe in, it hits ‘em at a spiritual level. I can’t say how much I appreciate that."
Jamey’s already begun work on a follow-up album. Meanwhile, "In Color" — the first single from That Lonesome Song — is currently ranked at No. 10 on the USA Today Mediabase country singles chart.