Cody Johnson Put on Vocal Rest, Cancels Next Three Weeks of Tour

by Jennifer Shea
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Country star Cody Johnson has some disappointing news. His ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor has put him on vocal rest for the upcoming three weeks, which means his tour will have to go on hiatus.

Johnson was scheduled to play a handful of festivals, like the Night in the Country Music Festival, along with arena and amphitheater shows, from July 23 to Dec. 3. He will now be spending a month resting his voice. He plans to resume the tour once his three weeks are up.

Johnson tweeted the news in a statement on Tuesday. He asked his followers for their attention before sending out the statement in all caps.

“COJONation!” Johnson wrote. “Coming off of the road after an incredible weekend to some not so exciting news. Unfortunately, my ENT Dr. of over 8 years has put me on vocal rest for the next three weeks. God willing, this will be an isolated incident, and as of right now, there is no concern about long-term damage. However, I would appreciate y’all keeping me in your prayers for a safe and speedy recovery. I can’t wait to get back out there doing what I love. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.”

Cody Johnson Recently Released Two New Singles

This month, Johnson came out with two new songs, “Til You Can’t” and “Longer Than She Did.” The tracks, which Johnson released on June 11, coincided with the beginning of his 2021 tour. The tour has so far included two sold-out shows at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on June 18 and 19, per Taste of Country.

Johnson reportedly has a double album release planned for later this year. He is releasing songs off the album in the lead-up to the album’s release.

The songs feature universal themes and life lessons that will resonate with most audiences. And in a press release trumpeting the singles’ release, Johnson hinted that he’ll be dropping more songs in the months to come.

“I chose to record ‘Til You Can’t’ first because of the positivity in the message of the song,” Johnson said in a statement announcing the song’s release. “In our world today, we could use more positivity. Second, because of how dynamic the melody was; I took it and ran with it. I hope y’all enjoy! There’s more to come, so stay tuned each month until October!”

Watch the lyric video for “Til You Can’t” here: