Country Harmony in the Making: Cody Johnson’s Epic Dream Duet with George Strait

In a candid conversation with Music Mayhem and other media outlets, Cody Johnson revealed his ultimate dream duet partner – none other than the legendary “King Of Country Music” himself, George Strait. For Johnson, the prospect of collaborating with George Strait would mark the zenith of his illustrious career.

The chart-topping artist, who had the privilege of collaborating with Willie Nelson on his last record, shared his heartfelt sentiments. Johnson lamented that many of his musical heroes had passed away before he could realize his dream of sharing a song with them.

“If I had one person in the world, anyone that I can do a duet with, it would be Merle Haggard, and you know, he’s gone… It sucks for an old soul like myself, as far as country music, to know that someone as wonderful as him is not here anymore because I’d love to do a song with him,” Johnson confessed. “I’d really like to do something with Loretta Lynn, but I can’t do that either.”

Cody Johnson’s Dream Duet with George Strait

However, there is a glimmer of hope in Johnson’s musical journey. He shares a Texan heritage with George Strait and has covered some of the country icon’s hit songs, such as “You Look So Good In Love” and “Troubadour.”

In his upcoming project, aptly titled The Cowboy Sessions, Johnson intends to pay homage to George Strait once more, along with classics from artists like Marty Robbins, Willie Nelson, and Chris Ledoux.

In an exclusive interview with iHeartRadio’s Spencer Graves, Johnson spilled the beans on his new album, stating, “I’m doing a concept album called The Cowboy Sessions, and it’s nothing but old cowboy songs like Marty Robbins and Willie Nelson, so the entire record just covers. I’m covering Chris Ledoux, I’m covering George Strait. I’m covering Tom Russell and all this stuff.”

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The Ultimate Career Milestone: Cody Johnson’s Fantasy of Collaborating with George Strait

Despite George Strait’s well-known reluctance to engage in collaborations, Cody Johnson remains undeterred. He understands that George Strait, being the iconic figure he is, does things on his own terms. Johnson quipped, “George Strait is one of those guys that he doesn’t really do collabs. Like, he does what he wants when he wants because he’s freaking George Strait.”

However, he continues to reach for the stars, saying, “If I could ever get to do a cowboy song with George Strait, though, that might cap it off for me,” with an infectious smile.

Unveiling “Leather”: Cody Johnson’s Latest Musical Masterpiece Takes Center Stage

While fans eagerly anticipate a potential duet between Johnson and Strait, they can immerse themselves in Cody Johnson’s recently released eighth studio album, Leather. This 12-track masterpiece features collaborations with Jelly Roll and Brooks & Dunn, and the deluxe edition promises an eagerly awaited partnership with none other than Carrie Underwood.

Johnson shed light on the album’s inception, revealing that the idea for Leather sparked when his friend and collaborator, Ian Munsick, shared a song titled “Leather” inspired by his cowboy brothers. Johnson recalled, “He plays me this song called ‘Leather,’ and I said, ‘Buddy, what the hell was that?’

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He’s like, ‘I wrote it. I wrote it about my brothers. They’re cowboys,’ and I said, ‘What are you going to do with it?’ He’s like, ‘Well, I’m not really a cowboy, you know?’ I was like, ‘Give it to me.’ I said, ‘I’ll cut it,’” and the rest, as they say, is history.

“I said, ‘Not only will I cut it, I’ll name my album after it,’ and he said, ‘I didn’t know you were cutting a record,’ and I said, ‘Well, I didn’t either ’til right now,’ and so that’s literally what sparked Leather,” Johnson concluded, leaving us all eagerly awaiting the musical treasures contained within his latest work.

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