Saturday, April 27, 2019

Press Release
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019

For Immediate Release
Contact: Treena Parvello, 520-342-2905
Matt Smith, 520-321-1111

CODY JOHNSON TO PERFORM AT THE DIAMOND CENTER ON APRIL 27

TUCSON, Ariz. — Country star Cody Johnson is coming to Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment’s Diamond Center on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Tickets start at $27.50 and go on sale starting Feb. 2. Tickets can be purchased through Star Tickets and at Desert Diamond Casino’s Rewards Center. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m.

Growing up in Sebastapol, Texas, Cody Johnson was first influenced by the music he heard from the honky tonks across the Trinity River. He learned drums and guitar and started writing songs while still in junior high. It wasn’t until later, when he hit the rodeo circuit, that he made his first album, selling self-financed CDs from his pickup as he chased the elusive eight-second dream. But broken bones and the cost of competition took their toll, and he eventually ditched life as a rodeo pro who played music on his off days to become a prison guard in Huntsville who played clubs on the weekends. The crowds began to grow, and he pieced together a string of hits on the Texas music charts and snagging the Texas Regional Radio Music Award as Male Vocalist of the Year.

In 2018, Johnson won Texas Regional Radio’s Male Vocalist again, while adding Album of the Year for “Gotta Be Me” and his single “Wild As You.” By then, he had already completed work on “Ain’t Nothin’ to It,” showing the full range of Johnson’s talents, from the acoustic tack of “Fenceposts” to the ultra-sexy “Nothin’ On You” to the rockin’ country blues of “Honky Tonk Mood.” Particularly revealing are his vocal performances on the thoughtful, album-launching title track and in “On My Way To You,” the classic-country ballad that emerged as the first single.

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