By Maxim Mower
The man affectionately known as ‘CoJo’ teased his Jelly Roll link-up earlier in the year, with the Texan tantalisingly promising that “you'll see something from us very soon”.
‘Very soon’ has turned out to be November 3, when Cody Johnson's new album is released - unless, of course, Cody and Jelly decide to drop their duet, ‘Whiskey Bent’, ahead of the full project.
One of the genre's most iconic duos, Brooks & Dunn, will join Cody Johnson for ‘Long Live Country Music’, while Leather will also include the previously released singles, ‘The Painter’, ‘Watching My Old Flame’, ‘Work Boots’ and, most recently, ‘That's Texas’.
Excitingly, a slew of never-heard-before tracks have made their way onto the Leather tracklist, including ‘Jesus Loves You’, ‘Double Down’, ‘People in the Back’, ‘Make Me A Mop’ and ‘Dirt Cheap’.
We presume the latter is not a - very unexpected - cover of Brian Kelley's 2023 single of the same name, but it seems we'll have to wait until November 3 to be 100% certain...
One notable omission from the Leather tracklist is Cody Johnson's long-awaited Carrie Underwood collaboration, which the ‘Til You Can't’ singer-songwriter referenced back in March.
This star-studded link-up is now expected to appear on the second half of Leather, which Cody Johnson has already confirmed will be a 24-song double-album.
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Featured photo by Laura Ord