Cody Johnson is without a doubt the hottest act out of Texas right now, in fact earlier this month his music surpassed 1 billion streams. And, man is it great to see a national audience finally taking notice of one of Texas' best.

Nominees for the 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced this morning, and Johnson is among them. He will be going up against Jordan Davis, Russell Dickerson, Riley Green, and Morgan Wallen for NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR. It'll be a tough to pull out a win, all four of those guys have had more radio success than Johnson. But like Cody told us last week on Radio Texas, LIVE!, it's great to be nominated, however, regardless of what happens he's going to head back out on the road afterward and play another show.

And he know a thing or two about live shows, the success of his decade-and-a-half career is based largely on them. After selling out his night last year, 73,000+ tickets sold, he'll join rare company when he returns to play RODEOHOUSTON for the fourth straight year in March.

Good luck, Cody!

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