Jamey Johnson’s apparently become Randy Travis’ horse caretaker

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Jamey Johnson is one of those guys I desperately wish would release some new music. Unfortunately, apart from his 2012 album Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran, the bearded one has been pretty quiet. 

Oh sure, he's still playing loads of shows, but there doesn't seem to be any sign of new music to come. 

So what has Jamey been up to all this time besides playing lots of shows? Well apparently he's been working hard at watching videos about training horses.

Turns out that after Randy Travis' major health issues last year, Jamey promised that he'd take care of his horses for him. 

Jamey Johnson and LeAnn Rimes make some rowdy and beautiful music together

"I never expected to have that particular fascination, but I guess it kind of took over me," Johnson recently told The Tennessean. "Randy had that stroke a year ago and he's not able to get out and work his horses anymore and I told him I'd do my best to learn how to do that and get out there and work them, so they at least get some exercise and have somebody riding them and teaching them things."

"(Helping other people) is what I've always done," Johnson said. "What else is life?"

Fans can next catch Jamey when he plays The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, WI this Friday, June 13.