The title cut from Cody Johnson’s recently-released Warner Brothers album Ain’t Nothin’ to It is a slow, fiddle and pedal steel-enhanced song where a father gives advice to his son about how to keep a marriage healthy and take care of a family for a lifetime. The song’s refrain of “ain’t nothin’ to it” comes with a knowing twinkle in dad’s eye; of course there’s plenty to it and dad knows his son will have to, as everyone does, face some tough times as life plays out.
Right now there are no tough times and only twinkles for Johnson’s fans as the country music star is touring behind Ain’t Nothin’ to It, bringing his live show to fans throughout North America through mid-September. About halfway through the tour, Johnson will perform June 28 in Lake Charles, LA at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles Hotel & Casino (Tickets). Lake Charles is known as Louisiana’s “Gateway to Cajun Country,” a place where music and dancing get the party started on a daily basis, so CoJo Nation will have a terrific time at the Lake Charles show. Johnson will also appear on the opening day of Stagecoach 2019, Apr. 26 in Indio, CA at the Empire Polo Club (Tickets).
Johnson, a native of Huntsville, TX, has gotten plenty of love from the state’s Texas Regional Radio Report; the organization named him New Male Vocalist of the Year when he was just getting started back in 2011, then three years later they named him Male Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. More recently he’s been honored by Brooks & Dunn with a guest spot on their upcoming (Apr. 5) Reboot album, while his own Ain’t Nothin’ to It hit #1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart. Many of this summer’s shows will find Johnson sharing the bill with Luke Combs and there will also be a show where Cody opens for George Strait Aug. 17 in Foxborough, MA at Gillette Stadium (Tickets).
Johnson has switched things up a bit with Ain’t Nothin’ to It; while he had primarily recorded his own songs in the past, songwriters like Chris Stapleton, Radney Foster and John Osborne of the Brothers Osborne contribute songs to the new record. Johnson also covers the Charlie Daniels Band oldie “Long Haired Country Boy” on the new effort along with a take on Roger Miller’s “Husbands and Wives.”
For more information on Cody Johnson including a complete list of tour dates go here.