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After a beautifully moving stripped down performance on TODAYof its lead single “On My Way To You,” Cody Johnson’s first major label album Ain’t Nothin’ To It aims to debut at the top spot on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. Described as a “contemplative ballad…with a spare but spacious sound that evokes the wide-open expanses of the Lone Star State” by Rolling Stone, “On My Way To You” is rapidly approaching Top 20 at country radio having already reached over 30 million streams and selling nearly 300,000 track equivalents.

With Pandora predicting that the album is “sure to swell the ranks of his CoJo Nation fan base, with plenty of his own material and personality,” Ain’t Nothin’ To It was the third-highest pre-added album of all time in the country music genre on Apple Music. Rolling Stone praises the way Johnson “transitions easily into the heart of the Nashville machine on his new album” with Taste of Country boldly declaring “you’re not likely to find a more consistent album in 2019.”

Prior to his CoJo Music / Warner Music Nashville partnership, Johnson made history as the first independent artist to sell out Rodeo Houston. Having sold over 75,000 tickets and over $250,000 in merchandise, he will be headlining the stadium for a third time on March 15. The Texas native has also already completely sold out his very first Ryman Auditorium headlining show; four months in advance of the May 4th date (see a full list of tour dates below).

Johnson entered 2019 with his name on several Artist to Watch lists including The Tennessean’s Nashville’s Next Stars, MusicRow’s 2019 Next Big Thing, iHeartRadio’s Artists to Watch in 2019, and Pandora’s Artist to Watch 2019 playlist. YouTube also selected “On My Way To You” for their Artist on the Rise trending program with the music video quickly approaching 3 million views.

Cody Johnson Tour Dates:

1/25 – Ballpark Village – St. Louis, MO
1/26 – Baxter Arena – Omaha, NE
1/31 – Sanctuary Events Center – Fargo, ND
2/01 – Black Hills Stockshow – Rapid City, SD
2/02 – The Pub Station – Billings, MT
2/08 – Canton Memorial Civic Center – Canton, OH
2/09 – Wings Stadium – Kalamazoo, MI
2/12 – Dixie National Rodeo – Jackson, MS
2/15 – Huntington Center – Toledo, OH
2/16 – 1st Summit Arena – Johnstown, PA
2/21 – Rosemont Theatre – Rosemont, IL
2/22 – Bluebird – Bloomington, IN
2/23 – Boondocks – Springfield, IL
2/28 – PBR Louisville – Louisville, KY
3/01 – The Bluestone – Columbus, OH
3/02 – Cotton Eyed Joes – Knoxville, TN
3/15 – Rodeo Houston – Houston, TX
3/16 – Spring Break on the Coast – Corpus Christi, TX
3/21 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
3/23 – The Plant – Dothan, AL
3/29 – Midland County Amphitheater – Midland TX
3/30 – South Plains Fair Park Coliseum – Lubbock, TX
4/12 – Tortuga Music Festival – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
4/26 – Stagecoach Festival – Indio, CA
5/03 – Blind Horse Saloon – Greenville, SC
5/04 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
5/10 – McLane Stadium – Waco, TX
5/11 – Nacogdoches County Civic & Expo Center – Nacogdoches, TX
5/16 – Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/17 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
5/18 – The Norva – Norfolk, VA
5/25 – Whitewater Amphitheater – New Braunfels, TX
5/26 – Whitewater Amphitheater – New Braunfels, TX
5/30 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
5/31 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
6/22 – Chesapeake Energy Arena – Oklahoma City, OK
7/05 – Greeley Stampede – Greeley, CO
7/11 – Volvo Car Stadium – Charleston, SC
7/12 – Verizon Amphitheater – Alpharetta, GA
7/13 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
7/20 – Wild Hare Country Festival – Canby, OR
7/27 – Country Fan Fest – Tooele, UT
8/01 – Sunfest Country Music Festival – Lake Cowichan, BC, Canada

About Cody Johnson:

With an independent catalogue five albums deep and over 450 million on-demand streams, Cody Johnson has established a rabid following of loyal fans who thirst for his unique and authentic brand of country music. The aptly named CoJoNation regularly flock to sold out shows and purchased over 350,000 hard tickets in one calendar year. The former rodeo bull rider, turned prison guard, turned budding country star is known for his explosive live shows and electrifying stage presence. Prior to signing a joint venture with Warner Music Nashville for his current album Ain’t Nothin’ To It, Johnson independently released an indie project that skyrocketed to No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 11 on their All-Genre 200 Chart. His current and first major label single “On My Way To You” is heading toward Top 20 on the U.S. Country radio charts.

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