Nashville (March 21, 2022) – Platinum-selling hitmaker Cody Johnson proves he can as he lands the first #1 radio single of his career this week with the meteoric rise of “’Til You Can’t” taking the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts. To date the song has logged over 200 million global streams since its release. In another first, Johnson will make his debut appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on April 8 to perform the single.
The RIAA certified, gold-selling “’Til You Can’t,” written by Ben Stennis and Matt Rogers, is the debut single from Johnson’s Human The Double Album. The song also reached the #1 position on Billboard’s airplay, streaming and sales-based ‘Hot Country Songs’ chart in February as well as #1 spots on SiriusXM’s HOT 30 Weekend, the MusicRow Country Breakout chart and Shazam’s Country Chart. Watch/listen to fans react to it in concert HERE and see the official music video HERE.
The #1 success follows a remarkable week for Johnson that included three sold-out concerts, the reveal he will join the Zac Brown Band for two stadium shows this summer on July 15 & August 18 on their “Out In The Middle Tour,” the announcement of his participation in a Merle Haggard tribute show at the Grand Ole Opry on April 6, and his first-ever CMT Awards (Monday, April 11 on CBS) nominations in three categories- Video of the Year (“’Til You Can’t”), Male Video of The Year (“’Til You Can’t”), and CMT Digital-First Performance of the Year for “Dear Rodeo” from CMT Campfire Sessions. Vote HERE.
“To be nominated for a CMT award is an honor by itself, but to be nominated for THREE is an incredible honor!,” shared Johnson. “I’m so proud of everyone involved in these incredible songs that gave me the opportunity to be nominated. Let’s keep country music alive y’all!”
Johnson’s 2022 tour continues its successful route across the U.S. this coming weekend with shows in Brandon, Mississippi, Tuscaloosa and Orange Beach, Alabama. After his sold-out show at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis Post the Post-Dispatch touted, Johnson ‘made a case for country show of the year… pouring his strong voice into songs.’ Tickets for the tour may be purchased at codyjohnsonmusic.com.
The tour announcement with Zac Brown Band comes on the heels of Johnson’s Rodeo Houston performance where he became the third performer ever to sell out opening night following records set in previous years by Garth Brooks (2018) and George Strait (2017). With a crowd of 70,554 cheering fans, Johnson launched the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s ™ 90th anniversary season after a forced hiatus in 2020 and 2021 due to the global pandemic. It was his fourth Rodeo performance.
On April 6, Johnson will participate in the “Opry Salutes Merle Haggard” show which will be filmed to air as a Saturday night Opry Live later this spring on the Opry’s television broadcast home, Circle Network, Circle All Access Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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. In the last year, 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), delivered two celebrated albums (Human The Double Album and A Cody Johnson Christmas), sent his most successful single to country radio with gold-selling “’Til You Can’t”, added more RIAA platinum and gold singles and album certifications bringing his career total to 12 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 over Three Billion streams.
Johnson’s new album Human The Double Album has received tremendous media praise making the ‘best-of’ lists with All Music (Favorite Country Albums of 2021, Human), Billboard (15 Best Country Songs of 2021, “’Til You Can’t), Holler (Country Records of the Year, Human), New York Times (Best Album of 2021, Human), Saving Country Music Best Mainstream Country Albums of 2021, Human), Taste of Country (Best Country Albums of 2021, Human and Top Country Songs of 2021, “’Til You Can’t), Yardbarker’s (Country Music’s Biggest Breakout Stars of 2021) and more.