Jamey Johnson pic courtesy of UMG Nashville
Most people who like country music seem to like Jamey Johnson. He's old school and a great singer with a distinctive sound, he cowrote Honky Tonk Badonkadonk, and has an epic beard.
What's not to like?
Well an Alabama jury may just be able to answer that question.
Back in June I had told you about how a few country singers might have to testify in an Alabama gambling corruption trial.
Well turns out there was one more singer who wasn't mentioned in the original list of country stars....Jamey Johnson.
Turns out Jamey's been annoying the jury for nearly five weeks now - or at least one of his songs has been.
Nearly every single day for five weeks straight the jury has had to listen to portions of Jamey's hit In Color because the song just happened to be Ronnie Gilley's ring tone on his cell phone, a cell phone that was wiretapped and has been used as evidence during the trial.
So for over a month sometimes multiple times a day the jury, the judge, the attorneys, the defendants, and anyone else in the courtroom has had to listen to In Color on repeat.
Lobbyist Jarrod Massey had to testify and said he was getting tired of hearing the tune.
Defense attorney David McKnight said, "We agree on that."
Let's just hope the government doesn't get wind that country music seems to work as a torture device when used on repeat.