Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2009 Jamey Johnson earned a gold album for "That Lonesome Song"?

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Jamey Jonhson.

  • As a teen, he drank beer and played country songs at the grave of Hank Williams Sr.
  • He served eight years in the Marine Corps Reserves and was discharged the same week his unit was ordered to Iraq.
  • He moved to Nashville where he ran a construction business before finding success in country music.
  • He released his debut album, They Call Me Country, in 2002.
  • He signed with BNA records and released The Dollar in 2005. Shortly after the release, the label dropped him, he divorced his wife, and he spent a year in seclusion to write songs.