Red Dirt pioneer Cody Canada is getting a tribute album released in his honor, courtesy of The MusicFest at Steamboat, which held a tribute concert for him earlier this year at the annual festival.
Titled The Years: A MusicFest Tribute to Cody Canada & The Music of Cross Canadian Ragweed, the album featuresCross Canadian Ragweed covers from artists like Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen, Casey Donahew, Jamie Lin Wilson, Stoney LaRue, Parker McCollum, Courtney Patton, Bri Bagwell and more, along with a couple guest appearances from Cody himself.
“I never dreamed when I did my first Steamboat tribute that I’d be one someday. Humbled would be an extreme understatement. I consider myself a very lucky man. Thanks to John and all my pals for an amazing two nights. I love you all.”
In the past MusicFest has honored artists like Billy Joe Shaver, Guy Clark, Robert Earl Keen, Rodney Crowell, Townes Van Zandt and many others, so for MusicFest founder/producer John Dickson, adding Cody’s name to that list was a no-brainer:
“Cody Canada joins the ranks of some of the most influential musicians in our genre and rightfully so. His prolific song crafting can be heard and felt in the music being produced today. Cody’s stage presence has been and continues to be just as significant as he draws you in and takes you on a fun ride through the abundance of his extensive catalog of amazing rocking songs. Hearing his songs delivered via his peers (aficionados!) will provide yet another exceptional experience and personal connection to his music.”
The album is will be available on January 22nd, mark you calendars people.
Fun fact, we dreamed up our own little Cross Canadian Ragweed tribute album back in August, although we didn’t quite draw it up like they did for real.
The Years: A MusicFest Tribute to Cody Canada & The Music of Cross Canadian Ragweed” Tracklist:
1. Constantly – Parker McCollum
2. Bang My Head – Copper Chief (featuring Cody Canada)
3. Don’t Need You – Read Southall Band
4. Fightin’ For – Reckless Kelly
5. 17 – Jamie Lin Wilson (featuring Dierks Canada)
6. This Time Around – Randy Rogers
7. 42 Miles – Casey Donahew
8. Sick and Tired – Wade Bowen (featuring Jamie Lin Wilson)
9. Carney Man – Mike McClure
10.Breakdown – Bruce Robison
11.Alabama – Courtney Patton
12.Johnny’s Song – William Clark Green
13.On a Cloud – Doug Moreland
14.Run to Me – Bri Bagwell
15.Broken – Stoney LaRue (featuring Cody Canada)
16.Dead Man – Jade Marie Patek
17.The Years – BJ Barham of American Aquarium
Reckless Kelly’s cover of “Fightin’ For,” was released this past Friday, the first release from the project.
Cody himself also released a new song last week titled “I Wonder If The World Can Wait That Long.” The new tune was released as part of Bruce Robison’s The Next Waltz Volume 3 album, which is set to be released next Friday, November 27th.