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Cody Johnson Headlines The American Rodeo 2023!

March 11 Performance – Cody Johnson

Teton Ridge is proud to announce Cody Johnson as this year’s The American Rodeo halftime show on Saturday, March 11, 2023. Better known as CoJo, he’s known for his energetic performances and electrifying stage presence. Johnson, a former professional rodeo athlete, will be going back to his Texas roots at the Globe Life Field in Arlington for this year’s American Western Weekend. 

Photo Credit: Cody Johnson
Photo Credit: Cody Johnson

In December, Cody released Cody Johnson & The Rockin’ CJB Live which was recorded in the middle of back-to-back sold-out shows. In what’s been described as a virtual concert, listeners get to experience the live show over and over again. The album boasts fan favorites, including his current radio single, Human. MusicRow touted it as “a perfect performance like “’Til You Can’t”, but this (“Human”) stunning meditation on frailty and mistakes is just as breathtaking. This man is dusted with the glitter of superstardom.”

“The American is a one-of-a-kind event that offers fans a unique choice – to cheer on rodeo’s finest, champion athletes, or root for the underdog “contenders” chasing a $1 MILLION bonus – through every rodeo, roping, and riding effort! All combined with star-studded music, a western cultural festival, and more.” According to Teton Ridge, “the Contender Tournament Events, formerly known as Qualifiers, from across the country will have widely expanded opportunities at events reaching from coast to coast, running July 2022 through February 2023. The new Contender Tournament events feature larger payouts, culminating in three Regional Final events, with winners advancing onto The American Contender Finals and ultimately, THE AMERICAN Rodeo.”

January kicked off CoJo’s 2023 headlining tour with the entire first month of shows selling out. On tour at select locations with special guests Randy Houser and Jesse Raub Jr, and CoJo will be on the road all over the United States, New Zealand, and Australia through the end of August. Cody is currently nominated at the upcoming iHeart Awards as “New Country Artist” (March 27) and “Support/Special Guest Act of the Year” at the Pollstar Awards (February 22). CoJo’s “‘Til You Can’t” wins Best Country Song at the 2023 Grammys for his first-ever win. For tickets and more information on his tour go to

Photo Credit: Cody Johnson
Photo Credit: Cody Johnson

March 10 Performance – Darius Rucker & Sheryl Crow

After the inaugural Performance Horseman on Friday, March 10 at Globe Life Field there will be performances by multi-platinum recording artists, Darius Rucker and Sheryl Crow. There will also be a special opening set by Ghost Hounds. Darius Rucker is a three-time Grammy award-winning singer. Before Rucker stepped into country music, he was the lead singer of the multi-platinum and Grammy award-winning band “Hootie & The Blowfish”. Sheryl Crow is known for her classics, “If It Makes You Happy”, “All I Wanna Do”, and “Strong Enough”. Crow is a nine-time Grammy award winner, has sold over fifty million albums and is one of the leading female artists of all time. This will be an evening filled with legendary talent from these top artists.

March 9 Performance – Maren Morris

After The American Contender Tournament Finals on March 9 at Globe Life Field stay tuned because there will be a performance after by award-winning and multi-platinum artist, Maren Morris. She’ll be making her triumphant homecoming as she’ll be performing in her hometown of Arlington, Texas. Morris is full of sheer talent as she is one of the leading voices in music today. She’s armed with one-of-a-kind vocal stylings and songwriting chops, honest lyrics, and an undeniable presence.

Photo Credit: Maren Morris
Photo Credit: Maren Morris

About The American Rodeo 2023

The American Rodeo is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a move to Globe Life Field! In a completely reimagined format, fans can expect the same rodeo action taken to the next level for the 2023 event taking place March 8-11. The American is touted as the “Crown Jewel of Rodeo™,” and this year there will be so much more to enjoy than just one day of western sports action.

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