BNA recording artist and Epiphone player Jamey Johnson was in Nashville last week performing songs from his upcoming BNA debut project. Our own Will Jones, a.k.a., Dr. Epiphone, had this to say about the show which took place at Music Row club "On The Rocks": “I’ve heard Jamey sing for years and always thought he was great, but tonight I was honestly blown away. By the way, his EJ-200CE sounded FABULOUS!”

Jamey begins a radio tour August 1st that is expected to continue into November. Touted as Jamey Johnson's Honky Tonk Bed & Breakfast, this radio tour won't be anything like the "run-of-the-mill",  "there-we-did-it" tours that radio stations are accustomed to. With two tour busses, Jamey's hitting the road in style. "I can't tell you everything we're gonna be doing - that'd give away the surprise. But I can tell you that one of the busses might be a traveling bar." - JJ

While on the tour Jamey will have his Epiphone EJ-200CE which he has affectionately nicknamed "Ole Maple". The guitar has quite a story behind it. Jamey and some fellow musician’s were visiting Hank Williams graveside one night in Montgomery Alabama, when the strap slipped off the guitar and it fell on to the headstone. The resulting crack is still on the guitar today. Rather than getting it repaired, Jamey realized what an honor it was to have a little “Hankdamage” on his guitar and left it as is! Many of his original songs were later crafted on the guitar, undoubtedly with a little inspiration from you-know-who! For more information about Jamey, visit

Jamey Johnson with “Ole Maple” his legendary EJ-200CE.

The “Hankdamage” on Jamey’s EJ-200CE


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