September 4, 2009 — Trace Adkins gave a then relatively-unknown Jamey Johnson's career a boost when he recorded "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," a song Jamey co-wrote. And just before he was set to record Jamey's song "In Color," Jamey asked Trace if he could keep it for his own CD. Trac e said yes.
It's clear the tall crooner knows a good song when he hears one. He tells Dial-Global he's not an artist that only listens to songs by proven writers.
"Brand recognition doesn't mean anything to me," he says. "The products that I use in my daily life, I don't care if they have a great brand name or not. It doesn't matter to me. And so, what I mean is, I don't care where the good song comes from. It can come from a hog farmer in Arkansas. If it's a good song I'm gonna cut it. And in some cases (I) have created monsters - in the case of Jamey Johnson," he laughs. "That boy's gone completely crazy ... seen him lately?"