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Jamey Johnson Pays Tribute To George Jones With His Rendition Of “Still Doin’ Time”

Jamey Johnson Honors George Jones With Cover Of “Still Doin’ Time”
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George Jones has indeed achieved the fame that’s hard to beat with his long list of hit records – after all, he has one of the most distinctive and iconic voices in country music. And while he’s been gone from our lives for many years, his songs live on in our hearts. 

It’s no longer surprising why tributes from hundreds of artists keep pouring in for the country music legend. One such artist was Jamey Johnson!

In 2011, Johnson performed a show for the troops based at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, and he decided to entertain them with an all-acoustic version of The Possum’s “Still Doin’ Time.” With the help of two guitarists beside him, Johnson showcased how powerful his voice can be – which truly mesmerized the entire audience. 

You can tell the crowd enjoyed Johnson’s performance as some of them couldn’t help but give a few hoots and hollers.

A Song About Paying The Price

Written by John Moffatt and Michael P. Heeney, “Still Doin’ Time” tells the story of a man paying the price for cheating on the love of his life. Ever since she left him, he’s been a prisoner of alcohol who cannot escape. And he knows he still has a long way to go.

The song was released in 1981 as the first single from George Jones‘ album, Still the Same Ole Me. Its story rang true to critics and fans that it ranked No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart – where it stayed on top for a week.

And Jamey Johnson’s rendition of “Still Doin’ Time” truly stands out among others, as he makes the heartache, disappointment, and guilt evident in his voice. See it for yourself in the video below.

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