Nashville, TN –- May 27, 2016 (Press Release)--- Red-hot-country-dynamo Cody Johnson is scheduled to release a new full-length studio album, GOTTA BE ME, on August 5. The highly anticipated album is available for pre-order now at iTunes. Already causing a stir on music row, the indie sensation has been streamed a staggering 60 MILLION times in the last 18 months alone. In that short timeframe, Johnson has also sold over 400,000 tracks and racked up music sales of over $1,000,000 in the last twenty-four months.
With a career that has kicked into overdrive, Johnson is poised to make his highest chart debut to date with the release of GOTTA BE ME in August. The touring powerhouse is selling out venues nationwide, breaking attendance records and holding his own when competing for hard ticket sales against major label artists. In the last 24 months, Cody has played over 250 cities across the nation and sold more than 500,000 tickets. This recent trend has not only held the attention of labels on music row, it’s earned the respect of his peers who now want to team up with Johnson on the road.
GOTTA BE ME, is loaded with solid country instrumentation and winsome melodies. In the first minute alone Johnson paints himself as a cowboy, raised on outlaw country, who drinks too much, fights too much and won’t apologize for having an opinion. He’s authentic and sincere, with an on stage intensity that is reminiscent of Garth Brooks meets Chris LeDoux. GOTTA BE ME is a direct reflection of Johnson, his current, past and future. A prison guard, a rodeo-riding, husband, father, son and cowboy whose passion for life and music is infectious. Johnson inhabits his songs. He re-creates their emotions with a powerful, smoky baritone and an uncanny confidence.
He is a rising star whose performances and staggering ticket sales have turned heads from Nashville to NY and LA. In today’s country landscape, he stands out as unique, he is authentic, and fans can’t get enough of him.
Album available for pre-order now HERE.
For more information about Cody Johnson log onto:www.codyjohnsonmusic.com
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