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CODY JOHNSON PLAYS TO SOLD OUT CROWD AT NASHVILLE’S BRIDGESTONE ARENA

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Platinum selling hitmaker Cody Johnson brought magnetic energy to the stage on Friday night as he headlined Nashville’s Bridgestone before a SOLD-OUT crowd. 

Cody’s appearance becomes the most tickets sold by a male country artist in their Bridgestone debut.

“Cody Johnson achieves headlining country superstardom at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.”

The Tennessean 

“The Leather Tour” launched in mid-January and already boasts multiple sold-out dates on the books for 2024.

The Bridgestone concert was Cody’s first headline show in the venue, having previously sold-out shows at the Ryman Auditorium and First Bank Amphitheater during previous headline tour stops in Nashville.

Cody performed a nearly two-hour set before a crowd that never sat.

“God put me on this earth to make country music country music again.”

CODY JOHNSON

Brooks & Dunn and Randy Houser join Cody on stage with surprise performances. Kix & Ronnie performed the song they recorded with Cody on his latest album Leather, “Long Live Country Music.

Randy Houser, fresh off a flight from Australia, joined his good friend Cody during his encore of “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.”

Prior to the show Warner Music Nashville presented Cody with a Gold plaque for his Top 5 single “The Painter.” The song debuted at country radio with the biggest radio add date of Cody’s career and received high praise from outlets like Country Now, Holler Magazine, New York Times and Taste of Country to name a few. 

Cody also celebrated more RIAA certifications totaling an additional 17 million in sales and streams bringing in his total career certifications to 46.

“THE LEATHER TOUR” 2024

2-2       Nashville, TN | Bridgestone Arena | SOLD OUT

2-9       Wichita, KS | Intrust Bank Arena | SOLD OUT

2-10     N. Little Rock, AR | Simmons Bank Arena

2-16     Sunrise, FL | Amerant Bank Arena

2-17     Jacksonville, FL | Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena SOLD OUT

3-10     Plant City, FL | Florida Strawberry Festival +

3-15     Indianapolis, IN | Gainbridge Fieldhouse

3-16     Birmingham, AL  | Legacy Arena @ BJCC | SOLD OUT

3-22     Worcester, MA | DCU Center

3-23     Baltimore, MD | CFG Bank Arena

4-12     Lexington, KY | RUPP Arena

4-13     Memphis, TN | FedEx Forum

4-20     Georgetown, TX | Two Step Inn Festival

4-25     Boise, ID | ExtraMile Arena |SOLD OUT

4-26     Spokane, WA | Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena

4-27     Tacoma, WA | Tacoma Dome

5-2       Calgary, AB | The Scotiabank Saddledome

5-4       Abbotsford, BC | Abbotsford Ent & Sports Complex

5-17     Des Moines, IA | Wells Fargo Arena

5-18     Fargo, ND | FARGODOME

5-31     New Orleans, LA | Smoothie King Center

6-1       Panama City Beach, FL | Gulf Coast Jam+

6-13     Bloomington, IL | Tailgate N’ Tallboys+

6-14     N. Lawrence, OH  | The Country Fest+

6-29     Kennesaw, GA  | Fifth Third Stadium

7-11     Ft. Loramie, OH | Country Concert @ Hickory Hills Lakes+

7-13     Chicago, IL | Windy City Smokeout+

7-19     Brooklyn, MI | Faster Horses Festival+

7-20     Monticello, IA | Great Jones County Fair+

8-2       Camrose, AB | Big Valley Jamboree+

8-3       Saskatoon, SK | Sasktel Center

8-9       Oro-Medonte, ON | Boots & Hearts Music Festival+

8-10     London, ON | Budweiser Gardens

8-17     Denver, CO | Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater

9-21     Charleston, SC  | Credit One Stadium “Cody & Friends”  SOLD OUT

+Cody Festival dates

LEATHER TRACK LISTING

  1. “Work Boots” (Jason Afable, Brett Beavers, Canaan Smith)
  2. “Double Down” (Jeff Hyde, Adam James, Clint Daniels)
  3. “Watching My Old Flame” (Kat Higgins, Wynn Varble, Clint Daniels)
  4. “That’s Texas” (Andy Sheridan, Erik Dylan, Wyatt McCubbin)
  5. “Dirt Cheap” (Josh Phillips)
  6. “Jesus Loves You” (Mark Holman, Chase McGill, Michael Hardy)
  7. “Whiskey Bent” (feat. Jelly Roll) (Adam James, Mikey Reaves, Rocky Block)
  8. “Leather” (Ian Munsick, Rivers Rutherford, Jeremy Spillman)
  9. “People In The Back” (Devin Dawson, Austin Taylor Smith, Mark Trussell)
  10. “Long Live Country Music” (feat. Brooks & Dunn) (Phil O’Donnell, Wade Kirby, Trent Willmon)
  11. “The Painter” (Kat Higgins, Benjy Davis, Ryan Larkins)
  12. “Make Me A Mop” (Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Alan Shamblin)

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.

MusicRow predicted Cody “just might be the future of real country music” as his career has skyrocketed with four celebrated albums, Leather, Human The Double Album, A Cody Johnson Christmas and Cody Johnson & The Rockin’ CJB Live, and an award-winning feature-length documentary “Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story.”

 He has 46 career RIAA certifications, a Pandora Billionaire Award and over 6 billion global streams.

His numerous industry honors include recognition as a CMT Artist of The Year, three CMT Music Awards wins, two CMA Awards and being named “Best New Country Artist” at the iHeart Music Awards.

His television appearances have entertained fans on the Today Show, the Kelly Clarkson Show and the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in addition to outstanding live tv performances at the iHeart Music Awards, the ACM Awards, CMA Awards, CMT Giants honoring Vince Gill, and the CMT Artist of the Year Special.

Cody’s stellar 2023 CMT Music Awards performances included hit “Human” and featured him as a lead vocalist on a show-stopping all-star tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd featuring a stacked lineup of music royalty including Cody, Billy Gibbons, Chuck Leavell, Paul Rodgers, Slash & Warren Haynes, alongside LeAnn Rimes and Wynonna Judd.

On the CMA Fest 2023 special Cody and Reba McEntire delivered a knock-out rendition of “Whoever’s in New England.”

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