Jamey Johnson grew up in a strict religious household, so it came as a surprise to his parents when he started playing music at an early age. By junior high, Johnson was adept at playing a variety of instruments and had music theory down pat. After an eight-year stint in the U.S. Marine Reserves, Johnson moved to Nashville to concentrate on music. Although he had a variety of day jobs, Johnson played music at night and eventually made contact with a circle of friends who got him "regular" work singing on their demos. Eventually Johnson signed to BNA and in early 2006 released his debut, The Book. With a hit single ("The Dollar") under his belt, Johnson hit the road -- and partied hard. Things started to unravel, first when his wife divorced him and then further when his record label dropped him. Lost and in shock, Johnson cut himself off from friends and family and became a recluse, writing smash hits for George Strait ("Give It Away") and Trace Adkins ("Honky Tonk Badonkadonk") to pass the time. In 2008, Johnson returned to the spotlight with the release of his sophomore effort, That Lonesome Song, a battered collection of songs dealing with loss, growing pains and regret.
Jamey Johnson Concert Films
Life & Songs Of Kris Kristofferson
Runtime: 1 hr 30 minThe Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson concert film includes performances from the historic, one-night concert event on March 16, 2016 at the Bridgetsone Arena that honored the songs of one of the most beloved musical heroes of our time, considered a true songwriters’s songwriter. Produced by Blackbird Presents blackbirdpresents.com
One More For the Fans: Celebrating The Songs & Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd
Runtime: 1 hr 44 minLynyrd Skynyrd, One More For The Fans, was filmed on November 12, 2014, as an extraordinary collection of artists came together at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA to perform and celebrate the songs of Lynyrd Skynyrd, one of the most influential bands of our time. This unique concert event centered around performances by Lynyrd Skynyrd and features music legends and young talent culled from multiple genres including Classic Rock, Country, and Americana.
Artists include Trace Adkins, Alabama, Gregg Allman, Blackberry Smoke, Cheap Trick, Charlie Daniels, Peter Frampton, Gov’t Mule, Warren Haynes, John Hiatt, Randy Houser, Jason Isbell, Jamey Johnson, Aaron Lewis, moe., O.A.R., Robert Randolph and Donnie Van Zant. Highlights include a unique rendition of “Travelin’ Man” with Johnny Van Zant singing along with an archival video of his late brother, Ronnie, performing, as well as a rousing rendition of “Sweet Home Alabama” with Skynyrd inviting the entire star-studded line-up up on stage. Produced by Blackbird Presents blackbirdpresents.com
Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings
Runtime: 1 hr 18 minOn July 6, 2015, a collection of music’s legendary outlaws and rising superstars came together for a once-in-a-lifetime concert in Austin, Texas, to celebrate the life of country music legend Waylon Jennings. The concert included performances by Willie Nelson, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kris Kristofferson, Toby Keith, Alison Krauss, Kacey Musgraves, Ryan Bingham, Jamey Johnson, Lee Ann Womack, Shooter Jennings, Buddy Miller, Jessi Colter, Robert Earl Keen, and Bobby Bare. Produced by Blackbird Presents blackbirdpresents.com
We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash
Runtime: 1 hr 18 minWe Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash was recorded live on Friday, April 20, 2012 at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX. The special concert and 80th-birthday tribute to Johnny Cash featured incredible artists like Brandi Carlile, Buddy Miller, Jamey Johnson, Kris Kristofferson, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Willie Nelson, and many others.
Grits and Hits
Runtime: 18 minJoin Mississippi girl Samantha Landrum, as she shows you how to nail those down-home Southern recipes while bringing you up-close and personal with your favorite country stars. From homemade blueberry pound cake to chart-topping anthems, Grits and Hits is a direct hit for the country lifestyle.
50 Years Of Hits
Runtime: 1 hr 53 minIn 2004, George Jones celebrated 50 years as a country music legend with a tribute concert recorded for PBS's SOUNDSTAGE program. Hosted by Reba McEntire, the concert presents live performances of Jones's greatest hits by 20 country luminaries, including Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Kenny Chesney, and Martina McBride.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 52 minIn a record-shattering career, Tim McGraw has sold over 40 million albums, dominated the charts with 30 Number One singles and received three Grammys, among other countless awards. The 2009 release of his tenth studio album, Southern Voice, represents a new level of depth and intensity for the seasoned country artist, showcased on this episode of Soundstage. With a commanding stage presence, McGraw croons out his reflective and haunting new songs “If I Died Today” and “I’m Only Jesus.” Other show highlights include “Live Like You Were Dying,” “Good Girls” and “Still.”
Night Train To Georgia
Runtime: 1 hr 25 minIn April 2013, MULTI-PLATINUM country star Jason Aldean made history in his home state when he became the first artist to ever hold a concert at the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium, playing to a sold out crowd of over 66,000 fans in one of the most defining moments of his career. Now, in his live concert film, JASON ALDEAN: NIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA, he gives fans the opportunity to witness the high-energy, state of the art show first-hand. The 18-song set list showcases 10 of his No. one songs including; She's Country; Big Green Tractor; My Kinda Party; Take A Little Ride, and offers a rare glimpse behind the scenes from the time he and his team begin the planning stages of this show right up to the moment he takes the stage. Also featured in the 90 minute film are personal interviews from Aldean, footage from his record-breaking Fenway Park and Wrigley Field stadium shows held in Summer 2013 as well as appearances by Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan and Ludacris as each of them join Aldean on songs they've recorded together.
Pass The Jar
Zac Brown Band
Runtime: 1 hr 56 min"Not only is this a stellar recording of a nearly flawless performance, but it's also peppered with star-studded cameos and a few cover songs of the household-favorite variety. More importantly, it reveals Zac Brown and his band in their most comfortable and confident element — the live setting. Nothing against Brown's recorded material, but after hearing this October 30, 2009 concert from Atlanta, there's really no argument that Brown and band prefer the stage to the studio. The fawning ""Whatever It Is"" opens the set with rootsy instruments twanging and grinding under Brown's good ol' boy drawl, but you can almost hear the high-fives in the crowd following an excellent cover of the Band's ""The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."" They do similar justice to a barn-burning rendition of ""The Devil Went Down To Georgia."" Kid Rock lends his graveled growl on a Zippo-hoisting version of Marshall Tucker Band's ""Can't You See"" and it's great to hear Shawn Mullins pipe in on the Jimmy Buffett-esque ""Toes,"" though it's Little Big Town's lush harmonic panorama on the heartwarming ""Colder Weather"" that shines brightest here."
Real Live Performances
Runtime: 13 minIf the heart of Country Music is the song, the soul is the concert. Nash TV puts you in the front row for the best live performances around; from small town throw-downs to big city spectaculars, we’ve got you covered!
Making of Welcome to the Fishbowl
Runtime: 40 minCMT takes you behind the scenes and into the studio with Kenny Chesney as he makes his brand new album, Welcome to the Fishbowl. Get an intimate glimpse at this superstar at work.
Runtime: 58 minWaylon Jennings became a country star doing it Nashville's way, but he became a legend doing things his way. Nashville Rebel showcases 18 performances from the iconic outlaw country singer’s career, from 1970 to 1984.
Runtime: 48 minPrecious Memories is the thirteenth studio album, and the first gospel album by American country music artist Alan Jackson. It was released on February 28, 2006 on the Arista Nashville label. Unlike his previous albums, this is a side project composed of traditional gospel songs. Although no singles were released from it, Precious Memories earned a Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 43 minTravis Tritt has dominated the charts for a decade performing the kind of country music that men identify with and females swoon" over. In this Soundstage concert, he wows the audience performing favorites such as "Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde," "Great Day to Be Alive," and "Anymore."