LA TIMES - Jamey Johnson Feature
Jamey Johnson follows country music outlaw brethren up the charts
Some lyrics by the Alabama singer-songwriter, who has a double CD out, trace his path to success.
By Randy Lewis
September 28, 2010
A depressed gorilla walks into a bar. Likes the band he finds there playing to an audience of two: the bartender and one passed-out patron. Dances a happy dance, promptly befriends the lead singer and exits one happy ape.
If that doesn't sound like much of a punch line, it's because the scenario is no joke — just the whimsical story line for a new music video being shot in Hollywood last week for country singer Jamey Johnson's forthcoming single "Playing the Part." The bouncy number is one of 25 songs on the Alabama singer and songwriter's ambitious new double album, "The Guitar Song," which entered Billboard's latest country albums chart at No. 1 and came in at No. 4 on the overall pop album listing.
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