Jamey Johnson Gathers Two ACM Nominations
Jamey Johnson has received two nominations from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including Album of the Year for The Guitar Song.
"The triumph of a gold-selling double album is shared by my family, my friends/bandmates/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," Jamey says. "Thanks for the hard work and dedication. You all deserve each accolade. And thanks to the Academy voters for the recognition."
Jamey also received an ACM nomination in the Vocal Event of the Year category for his performance with Colt Ford of "Cold Beer."
Regarding the collaboration, the country artists says, "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." He goes on to say, "He's a unique artist in a day where uniquity is not usually rewarded. I'm proud to be nominated alongside my friend.
An ambitious 25-song double album, The Guitar Song has been gathering award nominations and praise from the media since its release.
The album recently received two Grammy nominations - Country Album of the Year and Best Male Country Vocal performance for "Macon." Additionally, The Guitar Song was ranked No. 5 on Rolling Stone's Best Albums of 2010.
Last week, the Nashville Scene's 11th annual Country Music Critics' Poll named The Guitar Song the best album of 2011 and also named Jamey Artist of the Year, Best Male Vocalist and Best Songwriter.
For more information about Jamey Johnson, visit his official website.