Cody Johnson Recorded A Duet With Carrie Underwood

The song will appear on Johnson’s forthcoming album.

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Lauren Jo Black

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March 28, 2023

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Cody Johnson; Getty Images for iHeartRadio, Carrie Underwood; Photo by Jeff Johnson

A Cody Johnson and Carrie Underwood duet? It’s happening! 

During a recent interview on CMT Hot 20 Countdown with Cody Alan, Johnson revealed that he recorded a duet with Underwood for his forthcoming new album. 

“I actually just recorded a duet with her yesterday for my new album coming out,” Johnson told Alan. 

Cody Johnson; Photo by Erika Goldring, Getty Images
Cody Johnson; Photo by Erika Goldring, Getty Images

Johnson Praises Underwood

He went on to praise Underwood and her team. 

“So, getting to know her, man she’s such a pro and everybody that she surrounds herself with are all very professional as well. And I don’t mean this to sound bad, but it’s kind of hard to compete with that,” he said. 

Underwood recently co-hosted Country Countdown USA alongside Lon Helton and Underwood revealed that she’s often pitched duets and is very selective on who she chooses to sing with.

Carrie Underwood; Photo by Jeff Johnson
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Jeff Johnson

“We get requests every week, and it has to make sense,” Underwood shared at the time. ”Musically it has to make sense. Timing is important.  Sometimes I don’t get why they would ask me.  I don’t make any sense with that person.  But it’s all good.  I feel like it’s a compliment.”

Facing Off At CMT Music Awards

Before their duet is released, Johnson and Underwood are both vying for the coveted Video of the Year trophy at the 2023 CMT Music Awards. 

Underwood, who holds the title of the winningest artist in CMT Music Awards history, is nominated for the video for “Hate My Heart,” while Johnson is nominated for his “Human” music video. 

Performing At CMT Music Awards

Both artists are set to perform during the 2023 CMT Music Awards, co-hosted by Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini, and airing Sunday, April 2 (8:00 pm – 11:00 pm ET/PT) on CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.*   

Johnson is confirmed to be performing “Human,” while details surrounding Underwood’s performance remain unknown. 

The news of the duet comes after Cody Johnson was named Best New Country Artist at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards on Monday, March 27.

The Texas native also delivered a performance of his chart-topping hit, “‘Til You Can’t,” as part of a Best New Artists’ medley performance, which spanned across all genres of music.

“‘Til You Can’t” is featured on his second major label album, Human: The Double Album, which arrived on October 8, 2021. The project also features the singles “By Your Grace” and his latest single, “Human.”

New Album

In February of 2022, Cody Johnson shared a photo from the recording studio, teasing fans that he working on new music. 

“COJONATION! I know y’all know what this means,” he captioned the photo, which features Johnson alongside producer Trent Willmon and audio engineer Jack Clarke.

In addition, Johnson previously shared that he would be releasing three albums between 2022 and 2023.

“I just got through recording a live album, we recorded six shows and put it together,”  Johnson told The Nash News in July of 2022. Johnson has since released the aforementioned live project. 

Cody Johnson & The Rockin’ CJB Live arrived on December 2, 2022.

“There is nothing I enjoy more than getting to play live shows with this band,” Johnson shared in a statement. “We’ve travelled a lot of miles in the last 15 years and lived a lot of life together. This record is allowing us to deliver a live concert directly to the fans.”   

“I go back next month to record a new project and as soon as that project is done, I’m going back to record another project that I’ve got lined up,” Johnson added.

Meanwhile, Underwood recently wrapped her wildly successful The Denim & Rhinestones Tour. Next up, the eight-time GRAMMY winner will make her return to Las Vegas for her Reflection: The Las Vegas Residency. Taking place at Resorts World Theatre inside Resorts World Las Vegas, the show features a career-spanning set list and one-of-a-kind production. 

Carrie Underwood - REFLECTION The Las Vegas Residency; Photo by Denise Truscello
Carrie Underwood – REFLECTION The Las Vegas Residency; Photo by Denise Truscello

The Oklahoma native is still riding on the success of her latest album, Denim & Rhinestones, however, she recently surprised fans with the release of a brand-new track, “Out Of That Truck.” The song is her first-ever “truck song” and is available to stream now. 

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.