This acoustic swamp-blues number is the title track from American Country artist Jamey Johnson's fourth studio album. The song is sung from the unusual perspective of two pawnshop guitars hanging on a wall. One, which has been owned by various country legends is voiced by Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson. Johnson represents the other, which has led a more modest life, having laboured in small town barrooms. In spite of their different backgrounds, the pair commiserate with each on how they both crave to return to the stage.
The Guitar Song is a 25-song double album with thematically linked sets of songs divided into two parts; a 12-track CD; titled "Black Album" and a 13-track CD titled "White Album". Johnson explained his reasoning behind the double disc record, saying "The original idea was always to do a double album. It is an album that is a tale. The first part is a very dark and sordid story. Then everything after that is progressively more positive, reassuring and redemptive."