Jamey Johnson gets vinyl treatment
Friday, January 16, 2009
– Mercury Nashville is set to release an LP version of Jamey Johnson's Grammy nominated album "That Lonesome Song" on Jan. 27. Since its release in 2007, the CD has spent 8 weeks in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart. Johnson has sold about 275,000 units of the release, his second.
Country labels rarely release music on vinyl. Lost Highway Records, the home of Hayes Carll, has been the most consistent in doing so.
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