Cody Johnson Reveals His New Album Features A Duet With Carrie Underwood

“[Underwood] such a pro and everybody that she surrounds herself with are all very professional as well,” Johnson shared in a recent interview.

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Posted on March 28, 2023

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Cody Johnson, Photo Courtesy of Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Cody Johnson; Carrie Underwood, Photo Courtesy of Jeff Johnson

A Cody Johnson and Carrie Underwood duet? It’s happening! 

During a recent interview on CMT Hot 20 Countdown with Cody Alan, Johnson revealed that he recorded a duet with Underwood for his forthcoming new album. 

“I actually just recorded a duet with her yesterday for my new album coming out,” Johnson told Alan. 

He went on to praise Underwood and her team.

“So, getting to know her, man she’s such a pro and everybody that she surrounds herself with are all very professional as well. And I don’t mean this to sound bad, but it’s kind of hard to compete with that,” he said. 

Carrie Underwood Is Very Selective On Who She Chooses To Duet With

Underwood recently co-hosted Country Countdown USA alongside Lon Helton and Underwood revealed that she’s often pitched duets and is very selective on who she chooses to sing with.

“We get requests every week, and it has to make sense,” Underwood shared at the time. ”Musically it has to make sense. Timing is important.  Sometimes I don’t get why they would ask me.  I don’t make any sense with that person.  But it’s all good.  I feel like it’s a compliment.”

Cody Johnson; Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for CMT; Carrie Underwood, Photo Courtesy of Jeff
Cody Johnson; Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for CMT; Carrie Underwood, Photo Courtesy of Jeff

Johnson And Underwood Are Vying For The Coveted Video Of The Year Award

Before their duet is released, Johnson and Underwood are both vying for the coveted Video of the Year trophy at the 2023 CMT Music Awards.

Underwood, who holds the title of the winningest artist in CMT Music Awards history, is nominated for the video for “Hate My Heart,” while Johnson is nominated for his “Human” music video.

Both artists are set to perform during the 2023 CMT Music Awards, co-hosted by Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini, and airing Sunday, April 2 (8:00 pm – 11:00 pm ET/PT) on CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.*

Johnson is confirmed to be performing “Human,” while details surrounding Underwood’s performance remain unknown.

Cody Johnson; Photo Courtesy of iHeartRadio Music Awards/FOX
Cody Johnson; Photo Courtesy of iHeartRadio Music Awards/FOX

The news of the duet comes after Cody Johnson was named Best New Country Artist at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Monday, March 27.

The Texas native also delivered a performance of his chart-topping hit, “‘Til You Can’t,” as part of a Best New Artists’ medley performance, which spanned across all genres of music.

“‘Til You Can’t” is featured on his second major label album, Human: The Double Album, which arrived on October 8, 2021. The project also features the singles “By Your Grace” and his latest single, “Human.”

Cody Is Working On His New Album

In February of 2022, Cody Johnson shared a photo from the recording studio, teasing fans that he working on new music. 

“COJONATION! I know y’all know what this means,” he captioned the photo, which features Johnson alongside producer Trent Willmon and audio engineer Jack Clarke.

Cody Johnson Previously Revealed Plans To Release Three New Albums

In addition, Johnson previously shared that he would be releasing three albums between 2022 and 2023.

“I just got through recording a live album, we recorded six shows and put it together,”  Johnson told The Nash News in July of 2022. Johnson has since released the aforementioned live project. Cody Johnson & The Rockin’ CJB Live arrived on December 2, 2022.

“There is nothing I enjoy more than getting to play live shows with this band,” Johnson shared in a statement. “We’ve travelled a lot of miles in the last 15 years and lived a lot of life together. This record is allowing us to deliver a live concert directly to the fans.”

“I go back next month to record a new project and as soon as that project is done, I’m going back to record another project that I’ve got lined up,” Johnson added.

Carrie Underwood Will Soon Return To Las Vegas

Meanwhile, Underwood recently wrapped her wildly successful The Denim & Rhinestones Tour.

Next up, the eight-time GRAMMY winner will make her return to Las Vegas for her Reflection: The Las Vegas Residency. Taking place at Resorts World Theatre inside Resorts World Las Vegas, the show features a career-spanning set list and one-of-a-kind production. 

Carrie Underwood; Photo Courtesy of Jeff Johnson
Carrie Underwood; Photo Courtesy of Jeff Johnson

Additionally, the Oklahoma native is still riding on the success of her latest album, Denim & Rhinestones, however, she recently surprised fans with the release of a brand-new track, “Out Of That Truck.” The song is her first-ever “truck song” and is available to stream now.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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