Jamey Johnson gets Hollywood treatment
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
– Jamey Johnson is getting the Hollywood treatment. Matthew McConaughey directed his first music video for Johnson's song Playing the Part.
The song is the lead single from Johnson's 25-track double album, "The Guitar Song," which debuted in first last week on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and 4 on the Billboard 200.
Johnson first met McConaughey backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2009 in Las Vegas, right after winning the Song of the Year trophy for In Color. McConaughey told Johnson he had been listening to his "That Lonesome Song" CD and quoted some lines. Upon that first meeting, they became close friends and a few months later McConaughey's girlfriend, Camila Alves, secretly asked Johnson to perform at McConaughey's 40th birthday celebration.
When discussions began regarding the music video for Playing the Part,Johnson immediately called McConaughey to ask if he would make a cameo appearance. After several discussions, McConaughey decided he wanted to direct the music video since he had so many ideas for the concept. In the clip, McConaughey "plays the part" of director as well as actor.
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