If you were up early Friday morning (Aug. 10) odds are you got a chance to see Cody Johnson’s National television debut. Johnson the self-proclaimed ‘god fearing, hard working, beer drinking, fighting, loving cowboy’ was true to his roots dress in a plaid button-down, straw cowboy hat, and cowboy boots.
After ten years of hard work in the rodeo, honky tonks and even a brief stint as a prison guard, Johnson knows making music and performing is what he was put on the Earth to do. And he sure is good at it! He spoke to the newscasters about growing up surrounded by music and how it was just something they did. He explained it wasn’t a dream he thought he would chase until he saw Garth Brooks perform right there in the same city he was in, New York City, during his epic Central Park performance. “I don’t know if I thought I could do that, but I thought ‘Man I sure want to’,” he told them. Watch a clip from the interview on here on Fox.
Johnson performed his new single “On My Way to You” in front on hundreds of ‘CoJo Nation’ fans. He lovingly sang the words he wrote for his wife into the microphone, most of the times with his eyes closed – giving off a strong sense of emotion to each word. Johnson was accompanied by his band (2 guitarists, a drummer, and a violinist) which he loving calls ‘the future farmers of America’.
In true cowboy fashion, Johnson ended the performance with a tip of the hat and the words ‘God Bless Y’all’. Within hours of this performance, Johnson’s new single hit #1 on iTunes. Take a listen to his new song below.
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