Industry Ink: Cody Johnson, Jordan Davis, Tyler Braden, Brandon Davis
Cody Johnson’s Debut Album, ‘Ain’t Nothin’ To It,’ Earns Gold Certification
Cody Johnson’s debut major-label release from COJO Music/Warner Music Nashville, Ain’t Nothin’ to It, has officially been certified Gold by RIAA.
Upon its release in 2019, the album reached Top 10 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and made history as the third-highest pre-added album of all time in country music on Apple Music.
The Ain’t Nothin’ to It certification comes on the heels of the success of his COJO Music/Warner Music Nashville sophomore album, Human The Double Album, which debuted as the top new country album release last week. All 18 tracks topped half a million streams each in week one alone while the album itself has remained within the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top Country Album chart since release.
The lead single, “‘Til You Can’t,” is also climbing the country charts, earning more than 40,000 track equivalents this week alone.
Jordan Davis’ Goes Gold With Newest Single “Buy Dirt”
Multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Jordan Davis was presented with a plaque for his Gold-certified hit single “Buy Dirt,” featuring country superstar Luke Bryan.
Davis shared the moment with co-writers Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins, and his brother Jacob Davis. The track is currently the No. 4 streaming song in country music, amassing over 120 million streams to date. “Buy Dirt” has been in the Top 5 on the country songs chart for five consecutive weeks, No. 3 in track sales, and No. 14 on the country radio charts.
“Buy Dirt” received a nomination for Musical Event of the Year for the upcoming 55th Annual CMA Awards, marking the first CMA nomination in Davis’ career.
Tyler Braden Raises Funds For First Responders Through Inaugural Golf Tournament
Rising country recording artist Tyler Braden wrapped his first charitable golf tournament which raised money for National Fallen Fighters Foundation (NFFF) and Hungry Heroes. His Engine Co. 18 Golf Tournament amassed a total of $10,000 for first responders, veterans, and families of fallen heroes.
The day of festivities was followed by a night of live music presented by Nashville’s Whiskey Jam, where Braden played alongside friend Joey Hyde and singer-writer Randy Montana.
The Alabama native spent seven years as a firefighter and first responder, all the while working his way to Nashville. He has released several tracks as a major label recording artist on Warner Music Nashville, and was nominated for MusicRow‘s 2021 Discovery Artist of the Year.
TikTok’s Brandon Davis Signs With Big Yellow Dog Music
TikTok artist Brandon Davis has signed with Nashville-based label, artist development and publishing company Big Yellow Dog Music. Following the news, Davis has also released his first song through Big Yellow Dog Music, “The Kitchen,” available everywhere now.
Written entirely by Davis, “The Kitchen” comes after a near-death experience from a head-on car collision in 2019 when Davis, a father of four, realized the brevity of life. Following the accident, his wife Destiny encouraged him to pursue his love for songwriting and music, sharing his recordings on TikTok. Since then, Davis has seen success on TikTok with 1.5 million followers and 10.8 million likes.
“When Jacee Badeaux (Creative Director) brought Brandon to our attention, we knew we had to sign him,” says Big Yellow Dog Music co-owner and CEO Carla Wallace. “First, we loved his songs and his performance, but we all fell for his charm and his passion once we met the Chattanooga boy and his family, which consists of four kids, wow!”
Davis has a run of shows through the rest of the year in his local city of Chattanooga. He’ll also join artists like Caylee Hammack and Dylan Scott at Trucks & Tunes – Colorado in 2022.
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