Cody Johnson Announces New Single “The Painter” Is Dropping Next Month, Confirms Deluxe Album ‘Leather’ Coming This Fall

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New Cody Johnson is coming SOON.

The Texas cowboy revealed a little while back that he had a 24-track deluxe album called Leather on the way, and he just confirmed that it will be out this fall, sometime in November or December.

In an interview with iHeart Radio’s Spencer Graves, CoJo confirmed that he also has a new single coming to country radio soon called “The Painter,” which will be out everywhere on August 14th:

“So August 14th, we have a new single going to radio, it’s called ‘The Painter.’

This fall, I’m not sure if it will be November or December, the first part of my deluxe album will come out, and I’ve been secretly behind everybody’s back recording a 24-track deluxe album.”

He also mentioned a concept album was in the works called The Cowboy Sessions, which is nothing but covers of old cowboy songs by Marty Robbins, Willie Nelson, George Strait and plenty more.

That is, quite literally, music to my ears…

“Doing a concept album called ‘The Cowboy Sessions,’ and it’s nothing but old cowboy songs, like Marty Robbins, Willie Nelson, so the entire record is just covers.

I’m covering Chris LeDoux, I’m covering George Strait, I’m covering Tom T. Russell and all this stuff and I’m like, that’s kind of close to what you’re saying.”

And possibly most interestingly, Cody says that he’d like to eventually record a bluegrass, gospel, and even full-blown rock album.

He added that there are a few tracks on Leather that he included strictly to play at his live shows, which are because he simply wanted to, though it’s all going to be country as hell in true CoJo fashion:

“But in my future, I think a bluegrass album, I think a gospel album, give you really fun full-blown rock album… There’s 24 tracks on this album. The album’s called ‘Leather.’

But when I recorded it, that’s a gospel song, those three songs are recorded just for my live show, whether they ever go anywhere.

That’s because I wanted to. That’s because it’s so country I wanted to, that’s because it’s so country nobody else would cut it. These songs right here we’d probably put on the radio.

Because that’s what we’re here to do is make country music. And I think that’s what’s gonna separate us from a lot of people.”

Cody also confirmed a while back that the record includes a duet with Carrie Underwood, which I’m sure will be incredible seeing as they’re two very strong and talented vocalists who can sing absolutely anything.

It might even have a Jelly Roll feature, too…

Cody most recently put out another double album, Human: The Double Album in 2021, which produced the multi-week #1 hit “‘Til You Can’t.”

You can watch the full interview here:

@mrspencergraves @Cody Johnson talks his new single and future albums with us! #fyp #foryoupage #spencergravesshow #cojonation #1025thebull ♬ original sound – Spencer Graves

And speaking of Cody covering cowboy songs and singin’ a little George Strait, I’ll just leave this here…


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