Chris O’Kelley

Chris O’Kelley

Chris O’Kelley

Jamey Johnson actually did come to Nashville to be a songwriter and spent years doing it before he got his own record deal and started making music of his own.  Over the years Jamey has written songs for some of the biggest names in country music, like George Strait, Joe Nichols, Trace Adkins, and Willie Nelson!

It was on this date, September 30, 2006, that George Strait took “Give It Away“, a song written by Jamey Johnson to Number one on the Billboard Country Singles Chart.    It was George Strait’s 41st number one song breaking the record held by Conway Twitty for the most number one songs.  Conway had 40 at the time.  George now holds the records for the most number one country songs ever at 60.

Jamey’s only real comment on how big the song was: “It bought me my first house.”

Enjoy some of the songs written by Jamey Johnson.

  • George Strait-Give It Away

  • Jamey-Give It Away

  • Joe Nichols-Another Side Of You

  • Trace Adkins-Honky Tonk badonkadonk

  • Trace Adkins-I Got My Game On

  • James Otto-In Color

  • Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard-It's All Going To Pot

  • Trace Adkins-Ladies Love Country Boys

  • Jessie James-My Cowboy!

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