Editors’ Notes Cody Johnson could’ve jumped to the majors some time ago. Nashville courted the East Texas musician after he amassed a reputation for boisterous concerts and authentic songwriting, both of which he captured across six self-released albums. But Johnson took his time. That makes getting to his major-label debut, Ain’t Nothin’ to It, feel more like a breeze and less like a battle. With four-on-the-floor drums and howling fiddle, he throws a rollicking good time on the roadhouse track “Honky Tonk Mood,” and invites his haters to take a seat on the intrepid backroads jam “Doubt Me Now.” He also stacks the album with sentimental fare, like sharing secrets to a long, happy life on the title track. (Hint: “There ain’t nothin’ to it.”) What brings it all together is Johnson’s award-winning voice. With a crystalline polish, he blends a traditional country sound with homegrown East Texas touches and fully leans into his breakthrough moment.

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Ain't Nothin' to It
1
3:22
 
Noise
2
3:09
 
Fenceposts
3
2:57
 
Understand Why
4
3:10
 
Long Haired Country Boy (feat. The Rockin' CJB)
5
4:17
 
Nothin' on You
6
4:20
 
Honky Tonk Mood
7
3:13
 
Monday Morning Merle
8
3:49
 
Y'all People (Dedicated to the "CoJo Nation")
9
3:08
 
Where Cowboys Are King
10
3:04
 
On My Way to You
11
3:33
 
Doubt Me Now
12
3:03
 
Dear Rodeo
13
4:14
 
Husbands and Wives (Live) [Bonus Track]
14
2:48
 
His Name Is Jesus (Live) [Bonus Track]
15
4:14
 

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