The9513.COM - Coverage of Jamey's GOLD Party
Brody Vercher | May 21st, 2009 Email Share
Universal Music Group Nashville chairman Luke Lewis has been selling records for 35 years and he says Jamey Johnson achieving gold status for That Lonesome Song, which was celebrated at a BMI party on Tuesday, is the proudest moment of his career. When asked what mark he’s trying to leave on country music, Johnson responded:
I know that what all of us should be striving for is to make country music the family that it used to be and not this competitive sport that it’s turned into these days.
“For me it’s an honor, as an artist, to have other artists at this party with us today. You know, friends that are not focused on, ‘How did he get a gold album when I don’t have a gold album?’ Just friends. Everybody comes out to celebrate it together. To me, that’s what it’s supposed to be like. We’re all in this together. I think by the time it’s all said and done, nobody’s going to remember who sold more records or who had the most No. 1’s. Hell, half of the No. 1’s today, you’re not going to remember the song 20 years from now. So in the grand scheme of things, what’s it going to matter? I think what’s going to matter is relationships when we get old and gray.