Cody Johnson Wins First-Ever CMA Award Ahead Of 2022 Broadcast
Cody Johnson won his first-ever CMA Award on Wednesday morning when his “‘Til You Can’t” music video was crowned Music…
Cody Johnson; Photo by Erika Goldring, Getty Images
Cody Johnson won his first-ever CMA Award on Wednesday morning when his “‘Til You Can’t” music video was crowned Music Video of the Year ahead of the 56th Annual CMA Awards.
The news was announced on Wednesday morning during ABC’s Good Morning America, ahead of the live broadcast of the 2022 CMA Awards.
Country superstar Keith Urban performed live from downtown Nashville during the special GMA broadcast.
The Music Video of the Year trophy is awarded to the artist, Johnson, as well as director, Dustin Haney.
Produced by Trent Willmon and co-written by Ben Stennis and Matthew J. Rogers, “‘Til You Can’t” was the lead single on Johnson’s latest project, Human: The Double Album. The song became Johnson’s first No.1 and first multi-week No.1 when it reached the top of the charts earlier this year.
“I chose to record ‘Til You Can’t’ first because of the positivity in the message of the song. In our world today, we could use more positivity,” Johnson previously shared. “Secondly, because of how dynamic the melody was; I took it and ran with it.”
“‘Til You Can’t” is also nominated for CMA Single of the Year at the coveted awards show. While Johnson is up for Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year.
The Texas native will take the CMA Awards stage at Bridgestone Arena in Music City to perform the chart-topping hit.
Also nominated in the CMA Music Video of the Year category were “I Bet You Think About Me” (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) – Taylor Swift (featuring Chris Stapleton), “Longneck Way To Go” – Midland (featuring Jon Pardi), “Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell (with Lainey Wilson), and “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde.
During GMA, it was also revealed that Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde’s “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” claimed the title of Musical Event of the Year.
Winners in the remaining categories will be revealed tonight during the 56th Annual CMA Awards, broadcasting LIVE from Nashville on Wednesday, November 9 (8-11 pm EST) on ABC.
“Country Music’s Biggest Night” will be co-hosted by two-time CMA Entertainer Of The Year Luke Bryan and NFL superstar Peyton Manning.
Artists taking the CMA Awards stage include Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Bryan, Brandy Clark, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs, Caylee Hammack, HARDY, Cody Johnson, Elle King, Marcus King, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Ashley McBryde, Reba McEntire, John Osborne, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Katy Perry, Pillbox Patti, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, The Black Keys, The War and Treaty, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson, and Zac Brown Band.
Tonight’s CMA Awards presenters include Mookie Betts, BRELAND, Jessica Chastain, Jordan Davis, Sarah Drew, Cole Hauser, Tyler Hubbard, Wynonna Judd, Lady A, Rex Linn, Little Big Town, Parker McCollum, Reba McEntire, Ben and Erin Napier, Jeannie Seely, Michael Shannon, and Lainey Wilson.
Lauren Jo Black
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.