As Jamey Johnson gets ready to join Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown tour, he'll have to find small chunks of time to get his other projects done.

 He's writing and recording songs for his upcoming album. And, he's producing other projects.

Johnson did Willie's Throwdown tour last year, too. He says it's a connection to the country music he grew up listening to.

Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour starts May 27 in Philadelphia. It runs through the Fourth of July in Fort Worth, Texas for Nelson's annual picnic.

Jamey has made his mark early on the country music scene.  This video  is one of my favorites.