Johnson releases "The Painter"
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Johnson releases "The Painter"

Friday, August 4, 2023 – Cody Johnson will release the first single, "The Painter," off a forthcoming album due out later this year, on Aug. 11.

"The Painter," written by Benjy Davis, Kat Higgins and Ryan Larkins and produced by Trent Willmon, will impact country radio on Aug. 14.

"My favorite lyric in 'The Painter' is 'for every wall I built, she saw a canvas.' If there's anything that describes my marriage with my wife, Brandi, it's that line," said Johnson. "And that's why we've been together for 15 years."

"I hope my fans are encouraged to take the time to appreciate the people they have around them. The ones who make their life beautiful and bring all the beautiful colors to their world when it could just be black and white and dark. Remember them and tell them you love them."

"The Painter" is the follow up to Johnson's double platinum-selling and Grammy winning "Country Song of The Year" two-week number one single "'Til You Can't" and the Top 5 hit "Human" both included on his "Human The Double album" from October 2021.


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