Special NFR weekend show to also feature performances from

Chris Janson and Drew Parker

Tickets on Sale Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m. PT at AXS.com

LAS VEGAS (May 30, 2023) – 2022 CMT Artist of the Year Cody Johnson, with support from fellow chart-topping artists Chris Janson and Drew Parker, will perform a special NFR weekend show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Dec. 8, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

CoJo Fan Club members will have access to a pre-sale starting Wednesday, June 7 at 10 a.m. PT. Live Nation and AXS customers will have access to a pre-sale starting Thursday, June 8 at 10 a.m. PT. All pre-sales will end Thursday, June 8 at 10 p.m. PT. Tickets starting at $45 (not including applicable service charges or fees) go on sale Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m. PT at AXS.com.

About Cody Johnson

Country superstar Cody Johnson has earned multiple ACM and CMA Awards nominations as well as numerous RIAA platinum and gold singles and album certifications that now tally 14. Johnson’s worldwide streams increased by nearly one billion in 2021, growing from two billion to over 3.7 billion streams, averaging 35 million streams per week.

“’Til You Can’t” landed as his first #1 radio single taking the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts and is a RIAA Platinum and gold certified single. The song remained at the top for two consecutive weeks; five weeks in Canada; 9x #1 on Billboard Hot Country Songs six weeks in a row; Top 20 on Billboard’s all-genre Hot 100 chart; multi-week Country Aircheck #1 radio single; #1 spots on SiriusXM’s HOT 30 Weekend, the MusicRow CountryBreakout chart and Shazam’s Country Chart. To date, “’Til You Can’t” has logged over 330 million global streams and counting since its release with nearly two million U.S. track equivalents to date.

At the close of 2021, his 18-track double album Human received tremendous media praise making “best-of” year-end lists with All Music (Favorite Country Albums of 2021, Human), Billboard (15 Best Country Songs of 2021, “’Til You Can’t”), Holler (Country Records of the Year, Human), New York Times (Best Album of 2021, Human), Saving Country Music Best Mainstream Country Albums of 2021, Human), Taste of Country (Best Country Albums of 2021, Human and Top Country Songs of 2021, “’Til You Can’t”), Yardbarker’s (Country Music’s Biggest Breakout Stars of 2021) and more.

Human follows his first major-label release, Ain’t Nothin’ to It, which skyrocketed to No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Country Albums and All-Genre Digital Sales charts, also reaching Top 10 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. It also made history as the third-highest pre-added album of all time in the country music genre on Apple Music at the time of release and has since been certified Gold.

About Chris Janson

Chris Janson, proud member of the Grand Ole Opry and multi-platinum songwriter and artist, is part of country’s new breed. In touch with the lighter side of life with self-penned No. 1s “Fix A Drink,” “Good Vibes,” and the triple platinum “Buy Me A Boat,” as well as the more thoughtful truths of “Done,” “Things You Can’t Live Without,” and the CMA Song of the Year nominee and ACM Video of the Year “Drunk Girl.” Both “Boat” and “Girl” were named to the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s prestigious “Songs I Wish I Wish I’d Written” list, which is why artists like Tim McGraw (“Truck Yeah,” “How I’ll Always Be”), Justin Moore (“Off The Beaten Path”), Cody Johnson (“Let’s Build A Fire”), and the iconic Hank Williams Jr. (“God Fearin’ Man,” “Those Days Are Gone”) reach for Janson’s songs for their own projects. Beyond his artistry are his live shows, where all that heart-on-the-four-wheeler songwriting meets the fans where they come to rock. Rolling Stone proclaimed him “a live legacy in the making,” and Janson is a frequent presence at the nation’s biggest country festivals, tours, and unexpected sit-ins. For a man known for his outdoors lifestyle and collaborations with Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, making music from his own life has established the harmonica-forward multi-instrumentalist the go-to guy for young country for the last decade. Janson is currently headlining his 2023 tour while his BMLG debut single, “All I Need Is You,” is his most-added radio hit to date.

About Drew Parker

A two-way singer-songwriter, Warner Music Nashville’s Drew Parker’s co-written hits include Luke Combs’ Gold certified “Lonely One,” Platinum certified “1,2 Many” (featuring Brooks & Dunn), BMI Song of the Year winner “Forever After All” and the GRAMMY-nominated Platinum Number One, “Doin This” – plus Jake Owen’s Gold-certified Number One, “Homemade.” Racking up more than 80 million career streams with gutsy anthems like “While You’re Gone,” Parker remains committed to carving out space for “regular country folks” in the mainstream, and it’s never mattered what everyone else was doing. The follow up to his While You’re Gone EP from 2020, his new EP At the End of the Dirt Road finds Parker staying true as always, and continuing to lead country’s back-to-basics revival. But while success has made his roots in Nashville deeper than ever, not everything is the same. Now a father and feeling the weight of that blessing, his latest work reflects a new, more mature personal chapter.

About Live Nation Las Vegas

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Maroon 5, Usher, Lady Gaga, Aerosmith and Bruno Mars at Dolby Live at Park MGM; Erika Jayne and Santana at House of Blues; Garth Brooks, Sting and Rod Stewart at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; The B-52s, ZZ TOP, Earth, Wind & Fire, FOREIGNER, Styx and Chicago at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas; and Kelly Clarkson, The Chicks, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including Allegiant Stadium, T-Mobile Arena, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Michelob ULTRA Arena, the Pearl at Palms Casino Resort, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and more. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on Facebook, Instagram and follow us on Twitter.

About MGM Grand Garden Arena

The MGM Grand Garden Arena is home to concerts, championship boxing and premier sporting and special events. The Arena offers comfortable seating for as many as 16,800 with excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and sound. Prominent events to date have included world championship fights between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson as well as Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez as well as Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao; and concerts by The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, George Strait, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, U2, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Jimmy Buffett and the Barbra Streisand Millennium Concert. The MGM Grand Garden Arena also has been home to annual events including the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, the Latin GRAMMY Awards, iHeartRadio Music Festival, Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Championship and Frozen Fury NHL pre-season games hosted by the Los Angeles Kings.

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