Emerging Country Artist of the Week: Cody Johnson

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Cody Johnson is one of Texas country’s brightest stars.   

In a sea of party songs and hip-hop influenced pop, one may start to wonder where all the authentic country went. If you’ve been missing what greats like George Strait brought to the table, look no further than Cody Johnson.

Johnson and his air-tight band have been building a steady following in the Texas country scene for years, and now they’re ready to bring their brand of authentic country to national audiences that are hungry for traditional sounds lacking in pop radio.

We caught up with Johnson to talk more about his burgeoning career and why he thinks the Lone Star State is poised to become the new home for country music.

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What separates Texas country from Nashville? 

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What’s the best thing about playing in the Lone Star State? 

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How does your experience as a bull rider influence your work?

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What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you while on tour?

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Who’s your favorite living musician?

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What do you think about what’s on the radio today?

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Would you leave Texas to pursue a career in Nashville? 

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What’s your guilty pleasure song?  

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