npressfetimg-4898.png

At sold-out Chaifetz, Cody Johnson makes a case for country music show of the year – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Music

Cody Johnson brought more than his bona fide country music to a sold-out throng of 8,000 fans on Saturday night.

He may as well have packed a pile of poker chips and served warning on every country act, real or pseudo, that plans a stop in St. Louis this year: He is all in with a show that will be hard to beat.

The crowd at Chaifetz Arena clearly would bet on CoJo. From the opening words of “Honky Tonk Hardwood Floors” to his speedy segue to “With You I Am,” the former Texas rodeo cowboy and prison guard had fans wrapped tightly around his finger — and pledged to give them “every ounce of sweat and energy out of my body” all night.

He delivered like Amazon — jumping around the stage, kicking like a colt for emphasis and pouring his strong voice into songs like “Dance Her Home,” “Son of a Ramblin’ Man” and “Me and My Kind.” Note to Nashville: Almost none of these songs can be heard on the radio, and yet fans sang along to nearly everything. Go figure.

People are also reading…

  • On heels of St. Louis ‘Bachelor,’ the next ‘Bachelorette’ is from O’Fallon, Ill.
  • Tipsheet: Braves add Olson, turn page on fan favorite Freeman
  • Cardinals throw rotation derby ‘wide open’ as Flaherty has shoulder inflammation treated, will start on IL
  • What’s the deal? While Cardinals finalize plan for Flaherty’s right shoulder, they sign Dickerson for lefthanded swing
  • French: A mysterious death leads to threats and insults from the mayor’s father
  • Germany to buy F-35s, upgrade Eurofighters in blow to Boeing
  • Editorial: Uncomfortable questions abound about the untimely death of Cora Faith Walker
  • A 13-year-old was driving the pickup truck that struck a van in Texas, killing nine people, says NTSB
  • Editorial: Hawley goes for the jugular against the first Black woman Supreme Court nominee
  • Mizzou prepared to hire Cleveland State’s Dennis Gates, pending Board approval
  • Media Views: Baseball broadcasts will be Buck-less for first time in decades. Joe Buck discusses his big move.
  • Cora Faith Walker, a top St. Louis County official and former state lawmaker, dies at 37
  • The bat, man: Cardinals Goldschmidt swings new lab-designed, custom-crafted bat worth the weight
  • Hochman: Cardinals could come up short at shortstop in 2022
  • Cardinals’ Flaherty heads for exam on right shoulder, misses second day of workouts

As the show was nearing the last 30 minutes, Johnson perched on a stool near the stage front and described how he had been performing in pain for four or five years, …….

Source: https://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/reviews/at-sold-out-chaifetz-cody-johnson-makes-a-case-for-country-music-show-of-the/article_a3e0461b-512b-59ca-8e5a-23bd2dc4d532.html

RSS Feeds

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts