Johnson shows "Leather"
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Johnson shows "Leather"

Friday, September 22, 2023 – Cody Johnson is set to release his third COJO Music / Warner Music Nashville studio album, "Leather," on Nov. 3.

The 12-track album was produced by Trent Willmon.

"This round of songs, I have to say, is the best round of songs I have ever recorded, and I feel like that's the way it should be," Johnson said the songs "Work Boots" written by Jason Afable, Brett Beavers and Canaan Smith, and "Watching My Old Flame Go Out" by Kat Higgins, Wynn Varble and Clint Daniels.

"The Painter" was the first single.

"Leather" is the follow up to 2019 "Ain't Nothin' To It" studio album and 2021's "Human The Double Album."

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