Cody Johnson made waves when his recent record Gotta Be Me made it to No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The Texan did it all without the help of a record label, even though he had plenty of offers.
Now, Johnson premieres his music video for the debut single off that record, “With You I Am”. The syrupy sweet love song pays homage to the woman in Johnson’s life who makes him just that much better. “Who’s that guy with a smile as wide as the Rio Grande?” Johnson asks. Spoiler alert: It’s him.
The video features a sentimental mix of live footage and Johnson’s real-life family.
It’s not hard to hear how much Johnson’s wife and child influence his music, and now, in this video, we can all see it, too. His beautiful wife Brandi and daughter Clara get tons of screen time as the muses to Johnson’s craft.
Johnson actually met Brandi in a Texas honky tonk and told her he’d marry her before their first dance ended. (True story, and there’s a song on the album semi-inspired by it).
Johnson released Gotta Be Me in August, receiving great fanfare for his combo of new and traditional sounds ever since.