Flashback Friday Song: “In Color” by Jamey Johnson
The best thing about country music is the stories it tells and the fact it's so relatable. That's exactly why people love "In Color" by Jamey Johnson.
Jamey's first taste of radio success came in late 2005-early 2006, when he hit the top 15 with a father/son song, "The Dollar." He wouldn't chart another until "In Color" in 2008, which would become his first and only top 10 single -- peaking at number seven on the Mediabase country chart.
"In Color" paints the picture of a man showing his grandson the pictures that describe his life.
The way the lyrics are crafted into the song's message is nothing short of phenomenal. Jamey wrote the song with fellow artist James Otto and Lee Thomas Miller. It was off Jamey's That Lonesome Song album.
"In Color" swept the "Song of the Year" category at the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association awards in 2009.
I don't think it's an exaggeration to say "In Color" is one of the best country songs of the 2000's.
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