A new album on the horizon for Jamey Johnson

Article by Shenieka Russell-Metcalf

Jamey Johnson has set a release date of Oct.16th for his new album Livin’ for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran.

This 16-track album was produced by Buddy Cannon and Dale Dodson. The album pairs Johnson with musicians such as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Leon Russell, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, George Strait, Ronnie Dunn, Ray Price, Asleep at the Wheel, Elvis Costello, Bobby Bare and Lee Ann Womack.

The late, great Mississippi legend Hank Cochran was a prolific songwriter who has written songs recorded by Patsy Cline, George Strait, Elvis Presley, Loretta Lynn and Reba McEntire, just to name a few.

“If I had to dream up somebody like Hank to influence songwriters, I couldn’t have done a better job,” said Jamey. “That’s what he was — not just for me, but for Willie and for a lot of people — just a helpful friend. If he knew you needed help with something, he could help you. He was there. And that’s what I want to be for the people in my life, same as Hank. He influenced me, not only as an artist and songwriter, but also as a person.”

Revisit Jamey’s hit ‘In Colour’ :

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