Cody Johnson: How He Proposed To Wife Brandi
Cody Johnson’s “The Painter” is the ultimate love song for his wife of fifteen years, Brandi. With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, Cody shared with us how he proposed to his wife in Nashville.
Johnson told us, “This might be really cheesy. I’ll tell you how I proposed to my wife. On our first date, I took her to a Texas Roadhouse here locally, and we sat in a booth and I was just so in love, and I could not wait to make her my wife. A year later to the date, we parked in the same spot, went to the same booth, and when we walked back out to the truck to leave, I got on a knee and asked her to marry me, and it was pretty special.”
He added, “But I’ve done more romantic things just for the record; I’ve done a lot of stuff just in case my wife is listening.”
Cody told us of “The Painter,” “My favorite lyric in ‘The Painter’ is ‘For every wall I built, she saw a canvas.’ If there’s anything that describes my marriage with my wife, Brandi, it’s that line. And that’s why we’ve been together for 15 years.”
In a recent interview, Johnson discussed his philosophy on playing concerts. He said, “We play this show like it’s the last show we’re ever going to play. This is the show we get remembered for. I hit the stage with the exact same mentality and the exact same intensity every single night. Because we’re not guaranteed tomorrow, you gotta play it like it’s the last one.”
He added, “You gotta play it with the same intensity as if you’re never going to get to do it again. Now, after the fact, we can be like, ‘Man, that was cool,’ but when you’re in the moment, leave no doubt, leave nothing behind, make sure they remember your name.”
Cody’s “The Leather Tour” will be hitting dates in the US and Canada now through the middle of August.