Gotta Be Me

Gotta Be Me

by Cody Johnson, David Dorn Cody Johnson
Gotta Be Me

Gotta Be Me

by Cody Johnson, David Dorn Cody Johnson


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Like so many Texan country singers, Cody Johnson doesn't like to stray far from home. He's fond of hardwood honky tonk and sultry ballads that suggest another time, sounds that evoke many different eras of Texas country music. Gotta Be Me still manages to sound individualistic because Johnson imprints this album -- his fifth, and his second to make its way on the Billboard Country charts -- with a sense of personality. He's not forceful but he doesn't recede into the background, either. Johnson takes things easy, so easy that his solid songs can sometimes slip by without notice, but that's also the good thing about Gotta Be Me: it goes down easy, but further inspection reveals its sturdy construction.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2016
Label: Cojo Music
UPC: 0641444174829
catalogNumber: 7247
Rank: 21146


  1. Gotta Be Me
  2. Grass Stains
  3. With You I Am
  4. Half a Song
  5. The Only One I Know (Cowboy Life)
  6. Walk Away
  7. Kiss Goodbye
  8. Chain Drinkin'
  9. Wild as You
  10. I Know My Way Back (Clara's Song)
  11. Billy's Brother
  12. Every Scar Has a Story
  13. I Ain't Going Nowhere Baby
  14. I Can't Even Walk (Without You Holding My Hand)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cody Johnson   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar
David Dorn   Synthesizer,Piano,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
John Willis   Banjo
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Tammy Rodgers   Fiddle
Derek Wells   Electric Guitar
Scotty Sanders   Steel Guitar
Trent Willmon   Harmonica,Upright Bass
Brian Pruitt   Percussion,Drums
Steve Bryant   Bass Guitar
Dustin Miller   Background Vocals
Red Marlow   Background Vocals
Amber White   Background Vocals
Rob McNelly   Electric Guitar
Carl Johnson   Vocals
Justin Ostrander   Electric Guitar
Shelia Johnson   Vocals

Technical Credits

John Willis   Acoustic Treatments
Bart Busch   Engineer
Jack Clarke   Engineer
Trent Willmon   Producer
Lyndon Hughes   Producer,Engineer

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