Jeff Johnson doesn't watch reality TV. He didn't even own a television until this year. So his participation in this season of the Norwegian reality show "Alt for Norge" is a bit of a head, err ... beard-scratcher. Johnson grew up on near the family farm in Horace, N.D., the youngest of eight children in a stoic, Scandinavian family. For 20 years he has owned his own graphic design company, Replace Inc., in Minneapolis, where he lives with his wife and sons. But travelling 4,000-plus miles to Norway only brought him closer to his rural roots.
To find a song that was so close to their heart, the members of Lady Antebellum had to look outside of their comfort zone. Heck, they had to look outside the U.S. The chart-topping country group reached across the Atlantic Ocean, pulling their current hit, “Compass,” from Norway. “We write so much of our material that whenever we hear something that feels like a Lady A song, we immediately all go, ‘We’ve got to get this out there,’” says the group’s singer/guitarist, Dave Haywood.