Cody Johnson is an American country music artist from Sebastopol, Texas. He was home schooled as a child and introduced to music by his parents. His father taught him to play guitar. He formed a band in high school and competed in the Texas State Future Farmers of America (FFA) talent contest.
After graduating he worked in Hunstville, Texas at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. While in Hunstville, Johnson met drummer Nathan Reedy and with his father Carl Johnson on bass formed the Cody Johnson Band. They recorded the demo, “Black & White Label,” soon after.
Johnson began selling self-recorded CDs out of his car while spending three years on the bull-riding rodeo circuit. He self-released his debut album, “Six Strings, One Dream,” in 2009. It featured the singles, “Nobody to Blame,” “Pray for Rain” and “Texas Kind of Way.”
Johnson earned the Texas’ Regional Music Awards New Male Vocalist of the Year in 2011 and recorded his second album, “A Different Day.” The LP was recorded in Nashville with Nashville-based producer and fellow Texan, Trent Willmon.
A new album, “Cowboy Like Me,” was self-released in 2014.