Cody Johnson is a proud Texas native, having grown up in tiny Sebastopol, a community of less than 500 residents. Along the way, Cody shared stages with the likes of some of Texas' most well-known musicians, including Pat Green, Corey Morrow and Wade Bowen, who he says were all very welcoming and shared important insight and advice that helped him get to where he is today.

Cody tells us exclusively that he owes a lot to those Texas-based artists. “I cut my teeth there. If all this stops and this is the ceiling, as big as it gets right here, I'm still gonna go play, and I don't care if people call me a Texas musician till the day (I die). I'm sure George Strait and Miranda Lambert don't really care if you call them that either, you know what I mean? But it's a school. It's a very hard school, and if you go through it, it's like you graduate to that level of where those guys respect you, and that means a lot. It means the world. All those guys opened so many doors for me. You know, I feel like if I don't push my career as far as I can possible push it I'm really taking them for granted, the time that they spent trying to help me.”

Cody is certainly making those artists proud with his success, as his debut single, “On My Way To You,” sits in the Top 15 and climbing on the country charts.

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