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CMT Premiere: Cody Johnson Reveals Struggle For Balance in New Video "Human"

Cody Johnson will be honored at the 2022 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR event that will debut 9p/8c Friday, October 14, on CMT.

Cody Johnson's journey to the spotlight has been an open book for the last year. He released "Human: The Double Album" and his documentary "Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story" in October 2021. The documentary covers his love of the rodeo and performing. The video for "Human," a song about growing into the best version of yourself, is the title track from his album, and its video – which lets fans into his private world even further – is out today.

"'Human' has been the most biographical song I feel like I've recorded to date," he said. "Having said that, this video is a very candid look into my life behind the scenes and the journey to strike a balance."

Johnson will be honored alongside Kane Brown, Carly Pearce, Luke Combs, Walker Hayes, Lainey Wilson and Alan Jackson at the 2022 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR event that will debut 9p/8c Friday, October 14, on CMT. The Texas native recently charted his first No. 1 song, "Til You Can't," and saw it go double platinum. He headlined a Nashville-area amphitheater, won two CMT Music Awards, picked up four CMA nominations and increased his streams by more than 1 billion in the first 10 months of 2022.

The "Human" video gives fans a look at the wild ride Johnson has been on, and he hopes fans feel like they know him better after they watch it.

"I hope when fans see this video they can relate," Johnson said. "We made sure to include some personal touches that I think they'll appreciate."

Songwriters Tony Lane and Travis Meadows wrote "Human," and Christen Pinkston and Wesley Stebbins-Perry produced the video and Dustin Haney directed it. Trent Willmon produced the song.

"My favorite memory of this video shoot was being on my horse, Booger, while filming in the river bottom," Johnson said. "He worked really well down there and gave us some great footage. There are few feelings better than that."

The final clip made Johnson emotional.

"Seeing the finished product made me really proud of the work that everyone put in," he said. "It is also a little nostalgic, reminding me how fast time is flying by."

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