JAMEY JOHNSON RECEIVES TWO ACM NOMINATIONS, INCLUDING ALBUM OF THE YEAR

GRAMMY-NOMINATED ALBUM CONTINUES TO RECEIVE ACCOLADES

Nashville, TN – Jamey Johnson has received two nominations from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including Album of the Year for The Guitar Song, the most-lauded country album of 2010.

Jamey Johnson Playing Guitar

“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 all 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 category of Vocal Event of the Year for his performance with Colt Ford of “Cold Beer.” “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,” Jamey says. “He’s a unique artist in a day where uniquity is not usually rewarded. I’m proud to be nominated alongside my friend.”

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COLT FORD GARNERS FIRST ACM NOMINATION

Ford’s Collaboration with Jamey Johnson Earns Nomination

Colt Ford by an American Flag

Nashville, Tenn. (Tuesday, February 1, 2011) – Upon hearing the news of his first ever ACM Awards nomination in the Vocal Event of the Year category for his collaborative single, “Cold Beer,” with friend Jamey Johnson, Average Joe’s Entertainment’s Colt Ford had anything but an ‘average’ reaction.

“I never dreamed I would get a nomination for anything,” said Ford in response to the news. “I just wanted to make a good song with my friend Jamey. I am so humbled to even be mentioned with the amazing artists in this category. I promise no one is more grateful than me!”

Ford is best known for his on-stage antics that have Pollstar heralding him “country’s


newest rising star” raving, “Colt’s show isn’t a gimmick; he’s not putting on a persona and there are no flying monkeys.”

Ford has had huge success on his independent label, Average Joe’s Entertainment, spawning two studio albums–Ride Through The Country (2008) and Chicken and Biscuits (2010)–both which have gone on to sell over 370,000 copies and 470,000 downloaded tracks collectively. It has been the success of those albums that has helped lay the foundation for a now thriving record label home to Josh Gracin, Brantley Gilbert, Corey Smith and more.


Nominated single, “Cold Beer,” is featured on Ride Through The Country, and was produced by Shannon Houchins, Jared Scuillo, and Justin Spillner.
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JAMEY JOHNSON’S 25-SONG DOUBLE ALBUM THE GUITAR SONG CERTIFIED GOLD

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Critically Acclaimed Project Earns Two Grammy Nominations

Jamey Johnson Sitting With Guitar on Porch

Nashville, TN – Jamey Johnson’s critically acclaimed 25-song double album, The Guitar Song, which received two Grammy nominations including the prestigious Country Album of the Year, has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.

“My dream already came true,” he says.  “All I ever wanted was just to get to ride around and it’s cool when things like that happen along the way.  Because those are the things I never thought I could achieve. Whether or not it’s gold or platinum or hell, diamond for that matter, it wouldn’t surprise me anymore. I’ll just keep doing what I do. I wake up every day and go play some more country music and have another drink.”
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