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The Sioux Empire Fair proud to welcome CODY JOHNSON with Jacob Bryant to the Sioux Empire Fair on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The show is FREE with paid fair admission on the Campbell’s Main Stage! Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 - 12, and free for children ages 5 and under. VIP area tickets are $20 per person per day and will be on sale Wednesday, July 15th at the Sioux Empire Fair Box Office in the Armory on the north end of the fairgrounds.
With more than one billion career on-demand streams, ACM New Male Artist of the Year nominee Cody Johnson has clearly established a rabid following of loyal fans who thirst for his authentic brand of country music. The aptly named “COJO Nation” purchased half a million concert tickets in one calendar year and regularly pack out shows across the country. Johnson sold out 45+ shows in 2019 alone including a sold-out show at the historic Ryman Auditorium and RODEOHOUSTON for the second consecutive year.
Johnson’s first major release on COJO Music / Warner Music Nashville, Ain’t Nothin To It skyrocketed to No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Country Albums and All-Genre Digital Sales charts. Also reaching Top 10 on Billboard 200, it became the third-highest pre-added album of all time in the country music genre on Apple Music at the time of release. Johnson’s “On My Way To You” has been RIAA certified Platinum and marks his first Top 10 hit at country radio.
The country star is known for his explosive live shows and electrifying stage presence. Even prior to signing a joint venture with Warner Music Nashville, Johnson’s independently released project reached No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 11 on the Billboard 200 Chart. Johnson has been named one of The Tennessean’s “Nashville’s Next Stars,” MusicRow’s “2019 Next Big Thing,” iHeartRadio’s “Artists to Watch in 2019,” and highlighted on Pandora’s “Artist to Watch 2019” playlist. Johnson is currently on Miranda Lambert’s Wildcard Tour, spanning coast to coast throughout the spring.
Joining Cody Johnson is Jacob Bryant. Growing up in the rural North Georgia mountains down a three mile dirt road, Jacob Bryant picked up his first guitar at eight years old. Behind his blue eyes and charming smile lies a past of hurt, addiction, a divorce and so much more that fueled his songwriting and pushed him to track some of his most popular biographical anthems including “Save My Soul,” “This Side of Sober,” “Pour Whiskey on My Grave” “Best Part Of Me Is You” & “Sometimes I Pray”.