Johnson makes Billboard top 10
Sunday, January 27, 2019
– Texas country singer Cody Johnson will have the lone country disc on the Billboard top 10 when the charts come out on Tuesday.
Johnson's major label debut, "Ain't Nothin' to It," opens in ninth with almost 35,000 units (23,000 in album sales).
Johnson previously released his music on his own CoJo label. This time he is doing the release through Warner Nashville. He reached 11th with "Gotta Be Me" on Aug. 27, 2016 and 33rd with "Cowboy Like Me " on Feb. 1, 2014.
Future led the charts for the sixth time with "Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD" number one with 126,000 equivalent album units earned for the week ending Jan. 24,
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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 ...