‘Yellowstone’ TV: Here’s Why We Need to See Country Star Cody Johnson on the Paramount Series

by Halle Ames
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All in favor of country music star Cody Johnson appearing on the western drama Yellowstone, raise your hand.

Raises every limb and yells at anyone who doesn’t.

But really, though. Can we make this happen? He is perfect for the show. Here is why.

First off, our beloved CoJo is a country singer, just like Walker’s character. With a voice like hot Texas honey butter, he is arguably just as good live as he is in the studio.

This alone should be a massive draw for Yellowstone producer Taylor Sheridan, who casts Ryan Bingham due to his musical background. Once he found out that Bingham also has a history on the back of a horse, he threw him into the show.

But, if you need more convincing that Cody Johnson would be the perfect addition to the Yellowstone ranch, here is a major draw.

Cowboy Cody Johnson

Cody Johnson is a cowboy through and through. Growing up in a small town in Eastern Texas, Johnson began riding horses and, eventually, bulls. Our very own rodeo king.

To combine the two loves, he has a beautiful and emotional song called “Dear Rodeo,” where he talks about his years in the sport. The music video also shows highlights of a young Cody Johnson competing.

“The minute that I went to my first high school rodeo here in this arena, I fell in love with the whole show, the whole thing. I just wanted to be a part of it someway, somehow. Looking back on it now, I think the bull was just a representation of something I was looking for. I didn’t know then that, but that was going to lead me to the things I’ve done now.”

Nowadays, Cody Johnson appears at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and the Houston Rodeo alongside other legends like George Strait and Brooks & Dunn.

He is basically Rip Wheeler, but with the voice of an angel.

According to Cody Johnson’s website, “Johnson hit the rodeo circuit and made his first album during that time, selling self-financed CDs from his pickup as he chased the elusive eight-second dream.”

However, numerous injuries and the price of the sport took their toll. He became a prison guard and played music on his off days. Word got around that Cody Johnson’s on the come up and his shows started selling out. The 33-year-old quit his job and pursued a career in music full time.

So, back to what we were saying, just let us know where the petition link is to make this happen, and I’ll happily sign—# CoJoForYellowstone.