Cody Johnson Calls Out Fake Country: “If That’s Country Music, I’ll Kiss Every One Of Y’all’s A**”

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Cody Johnson is an electric performer and an avid supporter of our military members and first responders, but more importantly, he’s never been one to mince words about what he believes in.

Especially, when it comes to his reverence for country music.

Performing last at the Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater in College Station, Texas, back in 2019, CoJo drew a hard line in the sand on the whole, “Old Town Road” conversation.

“If that’s country music, I will line up after this show and kiss every last single one of y’all’s ass. Don’t be mad at me just because I’m standing for something.

I ain’t saying it ain’t a good song, it’s a great song, but it’s not country music, call it what it is. Stand for something.”

The crowd roared with approval.

“I can prove to every last one of y’all that that’s not a country music song with one chord on this guitar.”

He strummed the opening riff of “Friends In Low Places.”

“Lil Nas my ass, let me do that again..”

He launched into one helluva country music medley featuring Garth Brooks, George Strait, Waylon and Willie, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Chris LeDoux, and Johnny Cash.

“Country Music Doesn’t Sound Like Country Music Anymore”

Cody Johnson’s never been one to mince words.

He’s called out Hollywood for trying to force their opinions on the rest of us just because of the blue check mark next to their name on Twitter.

And during an appearance on our podcast last year, Cody called out executives in the country music industry for not even knowing Merle Haggard songs.

Well at a recent show, Cody had some more choice words on the state of mainstream country music while introducing his latest single, “Til You Can’t.”

“I saw somebody with a sign back there that said ‘Save Country Music.’

Can we all agree on something? Country music doesn’t sound like country music anymore.

It is my life’s mission to change that.”

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock