Last week on Radio Texas, LIVE! Cody Johnson joined us to debut his brand new radio single "Dance Her Home." The song is so popular at his live shows that afterwards fans having been scouring the internet for it. The only place, until now, it could be found was on YouTube videos recorded at live shows.

Views of him singing it live number in the tens of thousand, all without radio play.

One of Texas brightest stars, and one of it's good guys, Cody Johnson is the next generation of Texas Music, hell country music. He doesn't do it by being flashy though, or making absurd statements. He doesn't sing gimmicky songs. The East Texas native does it with dynamic live shows, great music, and thoughtful lyrics.

We don't want to get ahead of ourselves, but does that sound like another young country singer outta Texas in the early '80s? Anybody?

For Johnson his music is not a regional thing. "I'm not necessarily Texas country music, I'm necessarily not Nashville Music," he says. "But I know that I believe in country music. And I'm gonna just keep doin' my thing."

And how about the current flux of pop and hip hop in country music? Johnson's stance is one of diplomacy, even graciousness. "Eventually country music is gonna be turned back to country music," he says, "but I love every bit of it and I'm proud to have my songs on the radio... Just to have my songs on the radio, that blows my mind."

His energy and drive are as infectious as his music. The new album Cowboy Like Me is due out in 2014. Download "Dance Her Home," now.

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