Cody Johnson is Actively Searching for Songs Written in The ’90s for Next Album
It appears that Cody Johnson is on the hunt for songs, not just any songs though. The Texas native is looking for older country songs, specifically songs that were written in the 1990s. Johnson is actively looking to unearth gems from a different time in Country Music.
According to Billboard, when Johnson's management, Durango Management, held an event to find songs for him, current hit makers didn't even get invited. "Instead, writers such as Mike Reid ("Stranger in My House"), Jim McBride ("Chattahoochee"), Michael P. Heeney ("God Must Be Busy") and Aaron Barker ("Love Without End, Amen") — writers whose work in the 1980s, '90s and 2000s made them the darlings of the NSAI at the time."
Johnson's affinity for a more traditional country sound is no surprise, so why wouldn't you attempt to tap into something actually written in a different era.
Billboard goes on to report that "Durango A&R executive Scott Gunter specifically asked for songs that were written before 2000."
We can't wait to hear what they found. Whoever thought of this deserves a raise.