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Cody Johnson Adds Nearly One Billion Worldwide Streams to Career Total to Wrap 2021

“Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story” Receives Film Awards
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 14, 2021) – Platinum-selling COJO Music/Warner Music Nashville recording artist Cody Johnson wrapped up a remarkable 2021 with his two final concerts in Las Vegas last week. In the last 12 months, Johnson, who MusicRow predicts “just might be the future of real country music,” has released a critically acclaimed, award-winning feature-length documentary (Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story), two celebrated albums (Human The Double Album and A Cody Johnson Christmas), his most successful single debut at country radio with “’Til You Can’t”, added to is his RIAA certifications, played sold-out concerts and more. In fact, Johnson increased his worldwide streams by nearly One Billion in 2021, growing from Two Billion to nearly Three Billion streams. 

This summer Johnson released his feature-length documentary, Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story, to rave reviews offering fans an intimate look into his real-life journey from the dusty rodeo arenas of rural Texas to some of the biggest musical stages in America. The film was submitted, selected, and presented at major film festivals around the country to expand and open its reach to new audiences garnering numerous prestigious awards at The Telly AwardsThe Wild Bunch Film Festival and The Wild West Film Festival. Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story launches on Amazon Prime now! 

Johnson’s touring success continued in 2021 with his ever-growing reputation as a must-see live performer and ‘hard driving entertainer’ (Billboard). Several of his headline 2022 concerts dates announced this month sold-out within hours and shows continue to be added to his calendar. Johnson will also appear on Luke Combs’ 2022 Stadium Tour next summer. For up-to-date touring information go to www.codyjohnsonmusic.com

When Johnson was recording his second COJO Music/Warner Music Nashville project, Human The Double Album, he had enough undeniably country songs in his arsenal to make not one but two albums. Instead of trying to pare down the selection, he decided to record all of them to offer a listening experience that feels like you’re at one of his unprecedented live shows. “I put the songs together in sequential order as if it was a set list, and I was going to play you this album live,” he shared. Human The Double Album debuted as the top country album the week of its release in October. It is available to stream and download on all digital music platforms (CLICK HERE) and the newly released vinyl is available at Johnson’s online store and at retailers everywhere. 

The debut single from Human,“’Til You Can’t”, continues its climb up the country airplay charts. Written by Ben Stennis and Matt Rogers, it’s the quintessential why-not-now song that will call Johnson’s loyal fans to action. This song continues to be a standout in consumption and streams, with more than 85 million global streams to date. 

Johnson’s first holiday album, A Cody Johnson Christmas, was released last month. The ten-song “release finds this Texas country purist singing seasonal songs hand-picked for sentimental value” Tennessean, plus two new original songs penned by producer Trent Willmon. Johnson and Willmon also created newly imagined arrangements for the beloved Christmas carols “Away In A Manger” and “Silent Night.” A Cody Johnson Christmas, is available to stream and download on all digital music platforms (CLICK HERE) and also at codyjohnsonmusic.com.

Notable 2021 achievements:
– Worldwide Streams increased from 2 Billion to nearly 3 Billion in 2021
– Ranked Top 10 on the country artist weekly streaming chart for 7 consecutive weeks following the release of Human The Double Album
– Johnson is averaging 20 million streams per week
– “Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story” Film Awards

Telly Awards
– Directing for Non-Broadcast (Silver)
– Editing for Non-Broadcast (Bronze)
– Biography for Non-Broadcast (Bronze)

The Wild Bunch Film Festival
– Best Director (Documentary)
– Shaun Silva – ‘Dear Rodeo’
– Best Rodeo Film
– Best Texas Documentary Film
– Best Score/Song (Documentary)
– Cody Johnson – ‘Dear Rodeo’

Wild West Film Festival
– Best Long Form Music Video

RIAA Album Certification
Ain’t Nothing to It- GOLD (COJO Music/Warner Music Nashville)

RIAA Independent Song Certifications

“Diamond In My Pocket” –GOLD & PLATINUM
“Wild As You” – GOLD
“Dance Her Home” – GOLD
“Me And My Kind” – GOLD

Photo ID (L to R): Trent Willmon (Producer, Ain’t Nothin’ to It), Missy Iredell (Sr. Dir. Artist Development, Warner Music Nashville), Cris Lacy (EVP A&R, Warner Music Nashville), Ben Kline (EVP/General Manager, Warner Music Nashville), Cody Johnson, John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, Warner Music Nashville), Shane Tarleton (EVP Artist Development, Warner Music Nashville), Howie Edelman (Durango Artist Management)- PHOTO COURTESY OF WMN
CODY’S INDEPENDENT SONG / RIAA CERTIFICATIONS

Red Stegall’s “Cowboy Gathering” Awards

PHOTO CREDIT: DURANGO ARTIST MANAGEMENT

Johnson takes home “First Saddle,”competition’s top award and the “Spirit Award.” Red’s “Cowboy Gathering” is a 30+ year tradition of cowboy music and poetry, cook-offs, team roping, rodeo competitions and more, that serves as a platform to offer scholarships and to celebrate the men and women who make a living working cattle.

Upcoming notable 2022 achievements and touring details: 

DATE CITY/STATELOCATION
1/21/2022HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KYBB&T ARENA **
1/22/2022TOLEDO, OHHUNTINGTON CENTER **
1/28/2022KNOXVILLE, TNKNOXVILLE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
1/29/2022PIKEVILLE, KYAPPALACHIAN ARENA **
2/3/2022CHICAGO, ILTHE RIVIERA THEATRE *
2/4/2022KALAMAZOO, WIWINGS EVENT CENTER **
2/5/2022MILWAUKEE, WIEAGLES BALLROOM *
2/18/2022CEDAR PARK, TXH-E-B CENTER AT CEDAR PARK **
– SOLD OUT-
2/19/2022NACOGDOCHES, TXNACOGDOCHES COUNTY EXPO
CENTER **
2/28/2022HOUSTON, TXRODEO HOUSTON –
COJO HEADLINING
3/12/2022DALLAS, TXDOS EQUIS PAVILION
TICKETS ON SALE DEC. 17
3/18/2022CORALVILLE, IAXSTREAM ARENA **
3/19/2022ST LOUIS, MOCHAIFETZ ARENA **
3/24/2022BRANDON, MOBRANDON AMPHITHEATER
3/25/2022TUSCALOOSA, ALTUSCALOOSA AMPHITHEATER
3/26/2022ORANGE BEACH, ALWHARF AMPHITHEATER
4/9/2022BATON ROUGE, LARAISING CAN’S RIVER CENTER
ARENA
5/1/2022INDIO, CASTAGECOACH FESTIVAL
5/21/2022DENVER, COEMPOWER FIELD
(LUKE COMBS STADIUM TOUR)
6/4/2022SEATTLE, WALUMEN FIELD
(LUKE COMBS STADIUM TOUR)
6/16/2022RALEIGH, NCRED HAT AMPHITHEATER
6/17/2022CHARLOTTE, NCCHARLOTTE METRO CREDIT UNION
AMPHITHEATRE
– SOLD OUT –
6/18/2022SIMPSONVILLE, SCCCNB AMPHITHEATRE
7/8/2022FORT LORAMIE,OHCOUNTRY CONCERT 2022
7/21/2022EAU CLAIRE, WICOUNTRY JAM
7/28/2022FRANKLIN, TNFIRST BANK AMPHITHEATER
7/29/2022HUNTSVILLE, ALVON BRAUN ARENA
7/30/2022ATLANTA, GAMERCEDES BENZ STADIUM
LUKE COMBS STADIUM TOUR
*Ian Munsick to open

**Easton Corbin & Ian Munsick to open

Houston Rodeo
Johnson will open the Houston Rodeo on February 28, 2022, with nearly 60,000 tickets sold to date.  

Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame– “Spirit of Texas Award”
Johnson will receive the Spirit of Texas Award at the March 3, 2022, at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame induction ceremony taking place in Ft. Worth.  Inductees include Patti Colbert, Wilson Franklin, Scharbauer Cattle Company, and Dr. Charles “Bud” Townsend.  

Texas Roadhouse Restaurants
Johnson’s music will be highlighted in the month of January as the “Featured Artist of Month” at more than 150 locations.  

ABOUT CODY JOHNSON:
Known for his explosive live shows and electrifying stage presence, COJO Music / Warner Music Nashville Platinum recording artist Cody Johnson has established a following of passionately loyal fans who regularly sell out shows across the country and have helped him accumulate nearly 3 billion streams worldwide. The recipient of multiple ACM and CMA Awards nominations, his RIAA certifications multiple Gold and Platinum-selling songs. Named one of NSAI’s 10 Songs I’d Wish I’d Written 2020 and ASCAP’s Most Performed Songs of 2019, the Platinum-selling, Top 10 single “On My Way To You” was featured on Johnson’s first major-label release, Ain’t Nothin’ to It, which skyrocketed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and all-genre Digital Sales charts. The LP reached Top 10 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and made history as the third-highest pre-added album of all time in the country music genre on Apple Music at the time of release and is now certified Gold.