Cody Johnson Sees Things In Color In Sweet Tribute To His Wife, Brandi, On New Single “The Painter”

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Cody Johnson simply does not miss.

His new single “The Painter” is out today, which is a sweet love song where he describes how the lady in his life always sees things in beautiful color, even when he might only see black and white.

She lights up his life with bright, warm shades and gives him a new perspective on love, and I can easily see this one becoming a very fast fan-favorite.

Written by Benjy Davis, Kat Higgins and Ryan Larkins, Cody says that even though he didn’t write “The Painter,” the lyrics perfectly capture his feelings towards his wife Brandi and how he feels about her:

“My favorite lyric in ‘The Painter’ is ‘for every wall I built, she saw a canvas.’ If there’s anything that describes my marriage with my wife, Brandi, it’s that line.

And that’s why we’ve been together for 15 years. I hope my fans are encouraged to take the time to appreciate the people they have around them.

The ones who make their life beautiful and bring all the beautiful colors to their world when it could just be black and white and dark. Remember them and tell them you love them.”

“The Painter” is the first single from Cody’s Leather deluxe album coming this fall, and is also his next single at country radio.

Cody Johnson Confirms Deluxe Album ‘Leather’ Coming This Fall

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.

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

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