Cody Johnson Talks Small-Town Texas Roots, Success as an Indie Artist, New Single, Upcoming Major-Label Debut Album & More

Cody Johnson Talks Small-Town Texas Roots, Success as an Indie Artist, New Single, Upcoming Major-Label Debut Album & More

Jim Casey talks with Cody Johnson about:

  • growing up in the small town of Sebastopol, Texas
  • learning the drums from his father at a young age
  • the advantage of having a background in drums
  • being surrounded by gospel music from his family members
  • early musical influences, from Elvis to Billy Joe Shaver
  • gaining respect from his Texas/Red Dirt contemporaries like Wade Bowen, Cory Morrow and Cody Canada
  • releasing six independent albums
  • signing a major-label record contract with Warner Brothers Nashville in June
  • having success with his major-label debut single, “On My Way to You”
  • releasing his upcoming major-label debut album, Ain’t Nothin’ to It, on Jan. 18, 2019
  • making music that translates to his live show
  • working with producer Trent Willmon
  • covering Charlie Daniels’ “Long Haired Country Boy” on the new album

Show Participants:

  • Cody Johnson
  • Jim Casey, NCD editor in chief

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Jake Owen to Co-Star in Movie With Casey Affleck and Dakota Johnson

Jake Owen to Co-Star in Movie With Casey Affleck and Dakota Johnson

Jake Owen has landed his first acting gig in the upcoming movie, The Best Friend. Jake revealed the news on the recent BobbyCast podcast, saying, in part, “It’s exciting man, I’ve been kinda dipping my tail into lots of different things, but I was really surprised to get this [role]. And I’ve never been one…

Listen to Maren Morris’ Uplifting New Single, “Girl”

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Maren Morris released an uplifting new single, “Girl,” on Jan. 17. The new tune is the lead single from Maren’s upcoming album, which will follow her 2016 award-winning major-label debut album, Hero. Penned by Maren, Sarah Aarons and Greg Kurstin, who also produced the song, “Girl” features the encouraging chorus: “Girl, don’t hang your head…

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