Chris Janson and Jamey Johnson - "Footlights" Chris Janson joined Jamey Johnson on the Opry stage for a memorable performance of Merle Haggard's "Footlights". The song, written in 1975, was inspired by the death of Haggard's longtime friend, Lefty Frizzell, who is best-known for his hit song "If You've Got The Money (I've Got The Time)".
Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is “one of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to the Washington Post. He is one of only a few people in the history of country music to win two Song of the Year Awards from both the CMA and ACMs. His 2008 album, That Lonesome Song, was certified platinum for 1 million in sales, and his 2010 double album, The Guitar Song, received a gold certification.
In addition, he won two Song of the Year trophies for “Give It Away” and “In Color,” both from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. He has received tremendous praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal and other publications, many of which have hailed his albums as masterpieces.
In 2012, the Alabama native released his fifth studio album, a tribute project to late songwriter Hank Cochran. The Grammy-nominated Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran paired him with Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Ray Price, Elvis Costello, George Strait, Vince Gill and Merle Haggard.
In 2013, the Nashville Scene’s 13th annual Country Music Critics’ Poll named it the year’s best album. (Two years earlier, the same poll named Jamey's The Guitar Song as the year's best album, and Jamey as best male vocalist, best songwriter and artist of the year.)