Jamey Johnson Honors George Jones With Performance Of “Tennessee Whiskey”
Where has this been all my life?
Written by Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove, “Tennessee Whiskey” was originally recorded by David Allan Coe in 1981 and then again by George Jones in 1983.
But years before Chris Stapleton ever graced a microphone with “Tennessee Whiskey,” Jamey Johnson performed his own incredible version in 2011, honoring George Jones during his 80th birthday celebration at the Grand Ole Opry.
And just a few short years later, in 2015, Chris Stapleton would go on to put the song back on the map when he included his own bluesy version on Traveller.
His version has since EXPLODED to go 6-times platinum, earning over 6 million in combined streams/sales and selling over 1.9 million copies in the US alone.
And for my money, Jamey can stand with the best of them.
Jamey Johnson Is A Member Of The Grand Ole Opry
Jamey Johnson has officially made his last guest appearance at the Grand Ole Opry.
The next time he steps out into the circle, it will be as the newest member of the country music institution.
Jamey was surprised with the news during his appearance tonight at the Opry, when Bill Anderson pointed out that Johnson had been making “5 or 6” guest appearances on the show for 17 years – and that this one would be his last.
Knowing what was coming, Jamey joked:
“I’ve been kicked out of a whole lot of places in my life.”
Of course it was quite the opposite of being kicked out, and the crowd roared as Johnson received his long-overdue invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry.