Hello Cody, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you dive into country music as your career?
I’m 18 and just graduated highschool this year. I’m an avid outdoorsman. I like to spend my time fishing, hunting and riding trails on my side by side.
What was one of the first country concerts you ever attended?
The first country concert I attended was Kenny Chesney at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA.
What is the background story behind your latest single “This One’s on Me?”
“This One’s On Me” was written for my uncle who is in the Military. I was headed to Nashville for one of my co-writes and I was brain storming ideas to write about. I had just learned my uncle was being deployed for his last assignment before he retired and I wanted to write a song just to say thank you for everything you have done over the last 25 years. Really, the song has turned into a thank you to all of our Military no matter what branch they are in.
How would you describe your music in 3 to 5 words?
I think I can just describe my music in one word – relatable. I want to write songs that everyone can relate to.
What is your recording process like when creating new music?
When I go in to the studio, I imagine how my song is going to turn out. Having the right producer working with me on the final recording is so important. I need someone that I can really be honest with if something isn’t turning out how I imagined as well as someone who is as excited as I am when we get it right. It’s always a laid back and awesome time.
Is there anything else new coming up with your music?
The pandemic has really put a damper on the fairs, festivals and shows I had booked this year, but like everyone else, I’m trying to make the best of what’s going on. I have several songs recorded and/or ready to go to the studio, so I am really looking forward to pushing forward with those songs and continuing to write new songs.
What a few of your favorite venues or events to play at? I love playing at music festivals. When you perform at a music festival, everyone is there to have a great time and listen to music. The crowd is always full of energy and that energy plays into the show.
What is one of your favorite quotes?
One of my favorite quotes is “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
I just want to say thank you for letting me be part of the DixieDee Blog and featuring my new single “This One’s On Me.” Also, be sure to follow me on social media and check out my #CoversWithCody series online.