Johnson announces debut for '19
Monday, October 1, 2018
– Cody Johnson announced today he would make his Warner debut on Jan. 18, 2019 with "Ain't Nothin' To It."
The album marks his major label debut and is the follow up to his independent release, "Gotta Be Me," in 2016.
The lead single off the album "On My Way to You" is on the charts. Johnson once again tapped producer Trent Willmon. The songs on the album were not released.
On Oct. 10, the music video for "On My Way To You" will simultaneously premiere on CMT and People.com.
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It's not always easy to put your finger on why a particular artist moves you emotionally. It can be due to smart, Elvis Costello-like wordplay, or Vince Gill-esque instrumental greatness. Cody Johnson's "Ain't Nothin' To It" doesn't always shine with exemplary poetic couplets, nor striking musicianship. This is not to say the lyrics and music aren't bad, either. No, it's just that Johnson's authentic country voice is ultimately what makes the first ...
The sixth independent release from Southeast Texas singer/songwriter Cody Johnson is hit and miss. There are some good tunes that recall the '90s era work of George Strait, but there are some weak songs and most tracks are saddled with over-production from Trent Willmon.
The opening title track is one of the stronger tunes, reminiscent not only of Strait, but a touch of Hank Williams as well, with Johnson proclaiming an affinity for past country legends ("I cut my teeth on/Those ...