Chilifest Artist of the Day: Cody Johnson Band

Cody-Johnson-4-630x420Alright folks, it’s the week of Chilifest! Each day this week, I’ll be highlighting a different artist for Saturday’s Chilifest 2014 lineup, along with a little info about them on why you have to make SURE you’re there for the show!

Today, it’s none other than stars on the rise, the Cody Johnson Band!

Cody’s an east Texas boy who’s songs are real to him. He steers clear of doing a cliche song just for the sake of doing a cliche song. All of his tunes give you an insight to who Cody is as a singer and as a person. His latest album¬†Cowboy Like Me is full of songs about where he is in his life right now. You can hear the influence of his wife in many songs on the record. He prides himself on his songwriting, but isn’t afraid to do someone else’s song if it still fits with who he is.

One of his bigger hits is “Ride With Me” that was written by Zane Williams. If you didn’t know that, it’s a song you would swear Cody wrote himself, because it’s so fitting to his sound and his life.

After spending the last two years in the Friday night stage, Cody and the boys will be kicking things off Saturday at noon. Their high energy show is sure to get that early crowd in the mood to party for the rest of the day. They are probably the most country of the bands out there, but don’t let that fool you, they can rock out like few others can when they get on the stage. You’ll find yourself dancing and moving along to the music, even if you don’t know any of the words to the song.

I had a chance to catch up with Cody before his last show in town at Hurricane Harry’s:

Don’t be surprised if you see a #KCCO shirt being worn by at least one of his bandmates on stage or if you see the band walking around the fans after their set! Speaking of his band, check those guys out on Twitter and give them a hard time before Saturday

Check back tomorrow as I’ll highlight Fightin’ Texas Aggie ROGER CREAGER!

We’ve still got your Chilifest tickets that you can win, but if you want to guarantee you’re at the show, go online to buy your tickets now at chilifest.org.

When you’re at Chilifest, we’ve got your chance to win $500 AND an autographed guitar from the Chilifest artists! Swing by the Candy 95 tent and take your selfie!