Jamey Johnson is a decorated songwriter and artist, having a hand in George Strait’s hit “Give It Away” as well as a number one of his own with “In Color”. His latest is The Guitar Song.
In your songwriting process, do you usually write the lyrics first?
Jamey Johnson: I can’t even describe that with any degree of intelligence. It’s all kinds of ways. I mean, you never know how a song’s gonna approach you just like a blessing from heaven does, you know, or about the same way a car jumps out of nowhere and t-bones you at an intersection. You never know how a song is going to come to you. They just do. Sometimes they run you over and sometimes they’re standing there politely waiting on you.
from this interview