Cody Johnson Asks Fans for Prayers After Being Placed On Three-Week Vocal Rest

Cody Johnson has been placed on vocal rest after a recent run of tour dates.  The country star took to…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 30, 2021


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Cody Johnson; Photo by Jay Trevino

Cody Johnson has been placed on vocal rest after a recent run of tour dates. 

The country star took to social media to share the news with fans on Tuesday (June 29). 

“Coming off the road after an incredible weekend to some not so exciting news. Unfortunately, my ENT Dr. of over 8 years has put me on vocal rest for the next three weeks. God willing, this will be an isolated incident, and as of right now, there is no concern about long-term damage,” Johnson wrote. “However, I would appreciate y’all keeping me in your prayers for a safe and speedy recovery. I can’t wait to get back out there doing what I love. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.”  

According to his official website, Cody Johnson’s next scheduled tour date is slated for July 23 at the Night in the Country Music Festival in Yerington, Nevada. 

Earlier this month, Johnson announced plans to play more than 40 U.S. shows beginning in June. After recently playing two sold-out shows at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium, Johnson will visit various cities around the country, including Boise, ID, Kent, WA, Jonesboro, AR and more. 

Joining the Texas native on select dates of the tour will be Easton Corbin and Ian Munsick. 

“There are few feelings more amazing than being on stage with my friends in front of all our fans,” Johnson previously shared of his return to the road. “I can’t tell you how excited the whole gang is to finally be back on the road playing country music for you.”

Cody Johnson will release a brand new 18-track double album this fall. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.