There was plenty of real country music in Nashville last night when Cody Johnson brought his Leather tour to Bridgestone Arena, along with hitmaker Justin Moore and stone-cold-country up and comer Dillon Carmichael.
But those weren’t the only friends CoJo brought along with him.
When you play a show in Music City, it’s pretty much required that you have some surprises and special guests up your sleeve. And Cody blew the roof off of Bridgestone Arena when he surprised the crowd with two country music legends: Brooks & Dunn.
While introducing the duo, CoJo assured the crowd that everything coming from the stage was actual, live music – unlike many artists:
“How many of you know what tracks are? Anybody know what that is? For those of you that don’t know, tracks are whenever there’s somebody sitting over there on a computer and they’re playing stuff that’s not really going on on stage.
I come from the honky tonks. I come from the bars and the dance halls. There ain’t no tracks on my stage. This is seven guys working our ass off to play real country music for you up here today.
I know a couple other guys that worked their ass off growing up playing in the bars and the honky tonks.
Their names are Brooks & Dunn.
I’ve strived my whole career to try to keep country music alive because of these two men right here and how they influenced me.”
Kix and Ronnie then joined Cody onstage for a performance of “Long Live Country Music,” their duet from CoJo’s latest album, Leather.
And the sold out, record crowd at Bridgestone Arena loved every second of it: