Jamey Johnson has started his own record label, Big Gassed Records, and to celebrate, he's giving fans a free download of a brand-new song, 'Alabama Pines.'

"It was January 1, 2000, and I had just moved to Nashville," Johnson recalls on the label's website. "Two pickup trucks of old, second-hand furniture, two Japanese Akitas I had recently busted out of the Montgomery humane shelter, and my best friend Luke Garner and I were loading into my new place -- a duplex in the Hermitage. My New Year's resolution was already fulfilled. Everything that had happened after that was bonus. 'Alabama Pines' is my love letter to the time and place from whence I came."

Johnson says his new label will allow him to make and release music on his own terms.

“What I’m looking to do is supply my music to my fans. That way we don’t have to keep ‘em waiting four years for another album,” he explains. “We don’t have to figure out where we can slide in in the line. We just do it.”

The free download of 'Alabama Pines' is available here.