EXAMINER.COM - Jamey Johnson Song Review
New Music Monday: Jamey Johnson - Macon
By Jessica Cornett
July 6, 2010
Southern born and southern bred, Jamey Johnson steps back to his roots by infusing a country-rock influenced musical number with "Macon." Middle of the Georgia pines, a loved one is left home alone while Johnson is far away on the road. Singing, "I got to get back to Macon, love all night," Johnson .
One of the highlights is the fast solo pedal steel guitar licks by Cowboy Eddie Long. Just as the song speeds up, Jamey Johnson puts an abrupt stop singing from the other point of view with, "Son you had your fun, then you get your butt back soon. You got to get back to Macon, love all night."
Jamey Johnson, along with the Kent Hardly Playboys, and special guests Jeremy Popoff and Little Big Town, made their debut with the song during the CMT Awards broadcast. It was deemed one of the top performances of the night amongst fans and critics.
Mix a song of simplicity lyric structure, guitar laced notes filled by Jason "Rowdy" Cope, Johnson's vocals that are smooth as Tennessee whiskey, then you have a perfect southern country song called "Macon."
Jamey Johnson is no stranger to Kentucky concert fans having performed at Renfro Valley, Louisville Palace Theatre, as well as breaking attendance records at 4th Street Live and Winchester's Daniel Boone Festival. He will be making a concert stop this month in Glasgow this Friday, July 9th.
Johnson has debut several songs off his new album, "Guitar Song" at several shows lately. Early indications from the live performances show that the album will be one of the hot commodities to pick up this fall.
"Macon" is available for purchase on I-tunes and Amazon.com
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