Matthew McConaughey Directs Jamey Johnson Video
September 28, 2010 at 9:19 AM (PT)
MERCURY/NASHVILLE artist JAMEY JOHNSON enlisted the help of his friend actor MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY for his new music video “Playing the Part.” MATTHEWS directed the video, which was shot in HOLLYWOOD last week. Originally JOHNSON wanted MATTHEW to make a cameo in the video but after several discussions he asked him to direct the video, since he had so many ideas for the concept. McCONAUGHEY also acts in the video.
JOHNSON first met McCONAUGHEY backstage at the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS in 2009 in LAS VEGAS. Since that first meeting, they became close friends and a few months later McCONAUGHEY’s girlfriend, CAMILA ALVES, secretly asked JOHNSON to perform at McCONAUGHEY’s 40th birthday celebration.
MATTHEW told the LOS ANGELES TIMES about JAMEY: “With a lot of artists, their art is one thing and they're another but there is no separation between JAMEY’s music and him. JAMEY doesn't perform, he's just who he is. His music is about real life: hard, honest, and funny. His subjects are simple and universal but his point of view on them is where he's a poet - like his first person point of view as the heartache in his song ‘Heartache.’ He sings about and paints pictures of places we've all been before but the way he sees them is his and his only.”
For more on JAMEY JOHNSON, visit www.jameyjohnson.com.