Tuesday, February 1, 2011
– Jamey Johnson received two nominations from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including Album of the Year for "The Guitar Song" and Vocal Event of the Year.
"The triumph of a gold-selling double album is shared by my family, my friends/band mates/producers, my staff, my label, my booking agents, my publishers, my management, my publicists, my handlers, my wranglers, my fans, my dog, Willie's braids and that beautiful brunette in Toledo," Johnson said. "Thanks all for the hard work and dedication. You all deserve each accolade. And thanks to the Academy voters for the recognition."
Johnson also received an ACM nomination in the category of Vocal Event of the Year for his performance with Colt Ford of Cold Beer.
"If working with Colt in the studio was a ball, touring with him on the road with The Grascals and Hank Williams, Jr. was several balls," Jamey says. "He's a unique artist in a day where uniquity is not usually rewarded. I'm proud to be nominated alongside my friend."
Johnson is a two-time winner in the ACM Song of the Year category, taking home trophies in 2009 for In Color and 2007 for Give It Away, recorded by George Strait.
"The Guitar Song" was produced by Arlis Albritton, Dave Cobb and The Kent Hardly Playboys, all of whom received nominations as well in the Album of the Year category. In addition, two members of The Kent Hardly Playboys received individual nominations. Jim "Moose" Brown is nominated for Top Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year, and "Cowboy" Eddie Long is nominated for Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year.
Johnson is currently on tour with Kid Rock.