Jim Casey talks with Cody Johnson about:

  • growing up in the small town of Sebastopol, Texas
  • learning the drums from his father at a young age
  • the advantage of having a background in drums
  • being surrounded by gospel music from his family members
  • early musical influences, from Elvis to Billy Joe Shaver
  • gaining respect from his Texas/Red Dirt contemporaries like Wade Bowen, Cory Morrow and Cody Canada
  • releasing six independent albums
  • signing a major-label record contract with Warner Brothers Nashville in June
  • having success with his major-label debut single, "On My Way to You"
  • releasing his upcoming major-label debut album, Ain't Nothing to It, on Jan. 18, 2019
  • making music that translates to his live show
  • working with producer Trent Willmon
  • covering Charlie Daniels' "Long Haired Country Boy" on the new album

Show Participants:

  • Cody Johnson

  • Jim Casey, NCD editor in chief

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