CoJo Music/Warner Music Nashville Platinum recording artist Cody Johnson is releasing more new music today with “Let’s Build A Fire” and “Driveway” from his forthcoming double album (LISTEN HERE).
“‘Let’s Build A Fire’ and ‘Driveway’ are the perfect two songs to get geared up for the fall season,” says Johnson. “I’m very fortunate to have been able to cut both of these tracks. I was even able to play my grandfather’s old J45 on ‘Driveway,’ which is a special memory I’ll never forget.”
Written by Warner Music Nashville label-mate Chris Janson and Mitch Oglesby, “Let’s Build A Fire” sizzles from start to finish. It welcomes back the crisp nostalgia of fall and its significance as a much-needed reprieve from the oppressive heat of summer. He slows things down for “Driveway,” a reflection on what matters most in his life. Written by Lindsay Rimes and Matt Rogers, it paints a beautifully simplistic picture of a life well lived.
Earlier this week, Johnson also released a brand-new clip (WATCH HERE) from his forthcoming documentary, Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story, in theaters nationwide next Tuesday (8/10). Due to popular demand, 25 new cinemas and 30+ showings have been added for a total of 239 theaters featuring the film across the country with fans eager to learn more about Johnson’s real-life journey from the dusty rodeo arenas of rural Texas to some of the biggest musical stages in America. With guest appearances by Reba McEntire, Navy Seal Chris Kyle’s widow Taya (Kyle), Houston Ranch’s James Barton, along with Johnson’s wife Brandi (Johnson), his producer Trent Willmon, his pastor Randy Weaver and his high school teachers, Johnson opens up about how his years on the rodeo circuit fortuitously prepared him for his life as a country star.
Every emotion Johnson felt over the past 20 years – whether he was standing in the back of the chute at the rodeo or singing about it in front of 75,000 fans – is captured vividly in this film, with all the highs and lows that come from the dreams you cling to and the dreams you ultimately let go.
“I think oftentimes a cowboy isn’t something you do, as much as it is who you really are inside,” said Johnson.
Tickets for Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story are available at www.codyjohnsonfilm.com