Taste Of Country: Willie Nelson Raves Over Jamey Johnson for ‘God’s Problem Child’

Nelson dropped by Sirius XM’s Music City Theatre in Nashville on April 4 for a one-hour segment about his forthcoming album, God’s Problem Child. Nelson shared the stage with God’s Problem Child producer and longtime friend Buddy Cannon.

One of the main focuses of the interview was the title track, “God’s Problem Child,” penned by Johnson and Tony Joe White. Nelson referred to the song as “one of the better ones” on the record as he and Cannon praised Johnson’s abilities.

“Jamey’s one of the best pickers and singers and writers we’ve got around today,” Nelson says. “When people ask me about some of the new guys coming up, I’ve always got to throw Jamey’s name out there because he’s that good.”

Cannon, who’s also worked with Johnson in the past, has similar feelings.

“He’s just the best new country songwriter that’s come along since Willie and Hank [Williams], since that wave came in back in the early ’60s,” Cannon says. “Jamey is the flag bearer for now. He’s just gifted. He’s a gifted songwriter and singer. This song, ‘God’s Problem Child,’ we cut the track and then Jamey sang on it, Tony Joe came in and sang on it and then as we were saying earlier, we had Leon [Russell] come in.”

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