Texas singer Cody Johnson latest single Dear Rodeo is an earnest pull from his 2019 album ‘Ain’t Nothing To Do’.
In Dear Rodeo, Johnson laments on the ups and downs of a career as a rodeo rider. Despite the extreme concept, Johnson sells the heart of the song and it comes across as relatable.
Speaking to Taste Of Country in a radio interview recently, Cody Johnson revealed the full story behind Dear Rodeo.
“When I first wrote the song, and I started playing it, it was a little bittersweet. Because I put down something that I would say was probably the most intimate and vulnerable I’ve ever been. But then, after a while, you start to see the change. It’s like, you know what, this has a bigger message. It’s about more than rodeo — it’s about inspiring people to know that failure doesn’t have to define you.” Said Johnson.
“That’s a huge message for me; that’s what’s changed my life. Now I tear up whenever I play it because I look back and go, you know what, if I hadn’t been through that, if I hadn’t gone through those things and failed, I wouldn’t have the career and the drive and the mentality that I have now.
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