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Jamey Johnson Scoffs at Pressure
March 4, 2009 — Jamey Johnson’s That Lonesome Song was one of the most acclaimed releases of 2008, picking up a Grammy nomination and earning Best Album honors in The Nashville Scene’s annual Country Music Critics Poll.
Jamey’s already begun recording a follow-up project, but he doesn’t feel any particular stress in trying to top Lonesome.
"Music is a journey; it's not a destination," he told The Tennessean. "I'm not looking at the next album as something that has to compete with or build on this one or has to be bigger. I'm not out to top this album. It is what it is, and it's the only time in my life that I'm ever going to write That Lonesome Song. It's done, and we will move on and write another country music album and see how it works, too."
In the meantime, Jamey will be doing some shows in Nashville this week to attract attention during the 40th annual Country Radio Seminar. He plays a free public concert at Fifth Avenue & Commerce at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, and he’ll chip in a second live show Thursday at 11 p.m. CT at The Stage. Holly Williams opens that performance, which will be streamed on Jamey’s website at www.jameyjohnson.com.
(Picture: GAC host Nan Kelley on the set of Top 20 Country Countdown with Jamey Johnson)