Down-And-Dirty Country Roots
Glower power: Down-and-dirty country roots help Jamey Johnson's career bloom
By Chris Richards
NEW YORK -- One of the greatest country singers of our time lives beneath a mountain of hair and bramble of beard worthy of the Old Testament or the 1970s -- the whiskey-soaked glory days of Waylon and Willie, Cash and Hag.
And while he's been championed as an outlaw in the grand tradition of those hard-living Nashville nonconformists, Jamey Johnson would like to take a moment to spit on his reputation: "There ain't anything more outlaw about us than being double-parked out here in New York City."
Laugh. It's a joke. He's only terrifying most of the time.
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