Monday, April 20, 2009 – Jamey Johnson went gold with "That Lonesome Song," his second album, commemorating 500,000 in sales. The record spent 20 weeks inside the top 10 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. The album was initially only for sale on the internet until Luke Lewis, Chairman of Universal Music Group Nashville, heard the music and signed Johnson to a major label deal.
"A gold record is one of the only awards that truly comes from your fans," said Johnson. "They just made our album relevant to country music."
"That Lonesome Song" was released on Mercury Records on Aug. 5, 2008. Johnson took home the ACM Song of the Year award for his hit single In Color. This was Johnson's second win in the ACM Song of the Year category. He previously won in 2006 for Give It Away, recorded by George Strait. Johnson will perform that song as a duet with Lee Ann Womack on George Strait's Artist of the Decade special which will air on May 27 at 8 p.m. eastern/Pacific on CBS.