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Jamey Johnson – Living For A Song (A Tribute To Hank Cochran): What was the point?

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  1. November 14, 2012    

    woah there fella. what do you mean “what was the point”. . that’s a damn good album. it’s got Merle Haggard in it for gods sake!

    ….. or am i totally missing something? 😮

  2. November 14, 2012    

    What was the point?
    There’s nothing fresh about his take on the songs.
    Just Jamey covering Hank.
    16 times.
    No thanks.

    • November 14, 2012    

      yeah, it’s a tribute. i mean, what was he supposed to do, hire Slash to throw in some tasty licks on “Make The World Go Away”?

      The way i see it, he’s doing Hank justice. There are a TON of living JJ fans out there today, not many Hank fans. . and the ones that are alive probably don’t have wifi or itunes at their nursing home. He’s bringing light to classic songs that have recently been forgotten by many and bringing them to a new generation with some kick ass guest singers.

      and making some sweet dough off of it too 😀

      am i defending JJ too much? maybe. . . will i stand down? NEVER!!!!

  3. Straggler42 Straggler42
    November 14, 2012    

    To pay tribute to one of the greatest country songwriters of all time. I think the album title answers the question. Nothing spectacular, but I think a solid country album.

  4. Andy Andy
    November 15, 2012    

    If anything hopefully it will enlighten a few mainstream country fans. The people at Savingcountrymusic can probably relate to that. But other than that, if I’m going to listen to a Hank song, I’m going to listen to the original–not JJ.

    • November 15, 2012    

      exactly. Not Jamey Johnson doing 16 covers.

      • Straggler42 Straggler42
        November 15, 2012    

        This is nothing new though. Merle has done full albums covering Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams. Cash did an album convering Hank Williams. Waylon did an album covering Hank Williams. It’s a pretty common thing. But I agree, Waylon singing Hank Williams made me just want to listen to Hank Williams.

        • November 17, 2012    

          Did Merle, Cash or Waylon do it as their second album?

          • Kelly d Kelly d
            November 20, 2012    

            This is Johnson’s fifth album….

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