Jamey Johnson Debuts Video for “In Color”

Brody Vercher | May 19th, 2008

  1. Zach
    May 19, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Yes! I’m a big fan of Jamey Johnson’s new song and I enjoyed the video. The color flow is perfect. He’s coming to perform here next month with a variety of other artists, and while I appreciate his song writing ability more than his singing ability, I’m definitely excited to see him.

  2. Funk
    May 19, 2008 at 10:24 am

    I just saw Johnson’s video this morning. It was on CMT in the background as I worked and it was the song that perked up my ears first. I looked up to see a life-worn man sitting on a stool and though I didn’t recognize him, his face made it seem he was worth listening to. Then the colors washing over him made me pay more attention to the words. Seems like close to perfect video presentation.

    I want Willie braids! I didn’t win here, so where can I get them? I teach large university courses and I play many different kinds of music as students come in and leave. Willie is always on a few days out of semester and I want to wear Willie braids on my shaved head on the days when I play him!

  3. Brady Vercher
    May 19, 2008 at 10:33 am

    I thought the “In Color” video was just okay. It’s a rather obvious trick and who’s going to want to watch the video more than once or twice rather than just listen to the song?

    Funk, we got the Willie braids at Lone Star Music.

  4. Rick
    May 19, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Shaun Silva (the lucky guy who married Shannon Brown) did a really nice job with that video. The wave of color effect was really cool. Jamey is a fine “real country” artist who obviously doesn’t target songs for radio and instead just writes the best songs he can. There were times when mainstream country radio appreciated such talent and traditional styles, but not so much these days. “In Color” is currently at the # 43 position on the Mediabase 24/7 country singles chart, so it will be interesting to see how well it does. Its not pop-y and rock-y and shallow, so its got a real uphill climb ahead at Top 40 country radio..

    I wonder if a YouTube video will show up of Sarah Buxton and Keith Urban doing the duet on “Stupid Boy” at the fundraiser concert? I was hoping to see that during the ACM show……

    Favorite comment from the ACM New Star Showcase review regarding Taylor Swift: “Swift’s star qualities are more about her sparkling stage presence and the way the crowd responds to her.”
    That’s a nice way of saying she can’t sing very well.

  5. Kelly
    May 19, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Man, that is a good lookin’ kid! I bet he looks just like his daddy!!

  6. Matt B.
    May 19, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Thanks for the mention. We’ll have the site live soon!

  7. Due West
    May 19, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Thanks for the shout out!

  8. Lanibug
    May 19, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    I remember the first time I heard In Color and I like the video a lot — and I have never been a big fan of his but this song is turning me his direction….

  9. Lucas
    May 19, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    I don’t want to sound stupid here, but wasn’t Jamey off a label for a while? But I’m totally diggin’ the ZZ Top look. I like his back to country’s roots Hank Jr.-ish style. Probably not the most commercially successful way to go, but a great way to go none the less! I’d say I’d buy the CD, but I need that money right now.

    Who’s complaining about cell phones? If you’re good, people pay attention – if they think you’re awful, they don’t. Enough people sending that cell phone pic around is good viral marketing in my opinion. I don’t actually own a cell phone, I’m ridiculously behind the times, I know.

    That little guy is definitely going to get real braids like that one day, I can just tell. The next Willie? Any predictions?

    Social Distortion… in country!? Don’t make me cry.

    Love the tribute. The awesome thing about that song, automatic cheers during the first line no matter what. There’s still nobody that can get that cool Sinatra-esque sound to the voice though.

  10. KC
    May 19, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    I like the Jamey Johnson video. I think it fits the song really well without being over the top. I hadn’t heard of Jamey until the song was reviewed on here and now the video made me even more interested in his music.

  11. Pierce
    May 20, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    I would actually have liked to see a little more emotion out of Jamey in the video… it seems like even when the song reaches its peak, Jamey’s emotions are the same… theres no build-up.

    Not a bad video though… pretty predictable, but it delivers.

  12. Jenna Vercher
    May 20, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    I love me some Jamey Johnson!!!

  13. Matt B.
    May 21, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Jamey Johnson is a great artist (FYI “That Lonesome Song” is off of iTunes and now the radio version for “In Color” is available to download).

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