Cody Johnson; Photo Courtesy of CMA/ABC
Cody Johnson; Photo Courtesy of CMA/ABC

Cody Johnson To Have Full-Circle Moment Performing At 2023 American Rodeo In Texas: “I Can’t Wait To Get To Globe Life Field”

Cody Johnson will perform at the 2023 American Rodeo in Texas this March! Johnson will play an extended half-time show on March 11, 2023, at Globe Life Field.

The American Rodeo is part of American Western Weekend, which consists of four nights of sports and entertainment. The American Rodeo serves as the finale of the nationwide rodeo Contender Tournament and is part of the Teton Ridge American western brand.

President of Teton Ridge Sports Joe Loverro reacted to Johnson being named as the event’s half-time performer, saying the “‘Til You Can’t” singer is “exactly what the American Western Weekend celebrates.”

“Cody Johnson’s passion for the cowboy way of life and love of western sports is exactly what The American Western Weekend celebrates and we are thrilled to announce his headlining performance,” Loverro said. “The addition of Cody to The American Rodeo is an example of how Teton Ridge is committed to enhancing the fan experience, welcoming truly iconic names in the entertainment realm and bringing fans closer to the action at Globe Life Field,” he added.

Johnson expressed a similar sentiment about getting to perform during the big event’s festivities.

“The American Western Weekend is one of the greatest celebrations of western heritage there is. To be a part of honoring the cowboy ways and the top athletes in rodeo is exciting and I can’t wait to get to Globe Life Field,” he shared.

Getting to perform at the event is extra exciting and will serve as a full-circle moment for Johnson, who once worked the rodeo circuit as a bull rider. In an interview with Country Now, Johnson gushed about the opportunity, labeling the American Rodeo as “such a special, unique rodeo.”

“I’ve been a big fan of The American Rodeo since it started. I’ve been able to attend a few times and usually every year we wind up on the couch sitting and watching it all day long cause it’s such a special, unique rodeo.”

“The fact that contenders get to qualify their way up to get to compete on such a large level for such a large amount of money, it’s a huge, huge deal not only for the rodeo world, but the pro-rodeo world as well. To give people a chance to compete against the people that they watch on the Cowboy Channel and things like that, it’s an incredible incentive for rodeo,” he told the outlet.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Having previously worked the rodeo circuit and being such a big fan of the American Rodeo, Johnson promised to make his performance as high energy and fun as possible. He also hinted at his song “Dear Rodeo” being included in the set list for his performance.

“When you’re playing something like The American Rodeo, a song like ‘Dear Rodeo’ always sticks out and is special to me because, you know, there’s not a fan in the crowd at The American Rodeo that didn’t dream of being at the stage of getting to compete at that level in rodeo. Every cowboy and every cowgirl has always wondered what it’s like to put that gold buckle on and I was one of those people. So that song, ‘Dear Rodeo,’ it has more meaning when you’re playing something like The American Rodeo,” Johnson explained.

Despite having a successful music career, Johnson still enjoys competing in roping events at rodeos. According to Taste of Country, he plans to compete at the Ariat World Series of Team Roping Events in Las Vegas, saying it’s more than just a “hobby” for him.

“It’s in my blood. I have to do it someway, somehow,” he said.

In addition to gearing up for his big performance at the American Rodeo in March, Johnson just released his live album, Cody Johnson & The Rockin’ CJB Live.

To purchase tickets to see Johnson perform at the American Rodeo, click HERE.

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