Taylor Sheridan could have had the star-studded cast list but presented the offer to the “‘Til You Can’t” singer too late. The 2022 CMT Artist of The Year honoree recently caught up with Hot 20 Countdown host Carissa Culiner to dish on the time he had to turn down the Oscar-winning director.
In a short clip, the rodeo-rider-turned-hitmaker played a rapid-fire game of “Star Search.” The TV personality sparked questions that are frequently asked on the internet. For instance, “Is Cody Johnson married?” “Is Cody Johnson related to Jamey Johnson? ” and more.
According to Google, many country music fans and TV junkies alike wonder if the country crooner has ever made a guest appearance in Paramount Network’s series “Yellowstone.” While the answer is no, the chart-topping track “Dear Rodeo” was featured in Season 4, Episode 9.
“No, but I should be,” he told Culiner. “Here’s the funny thing. Taylor Sheridan actually approached me about being in ‘1883.’ I couldn’t make it work because of my schedule. We were already booked,” he pointed out with disappointment.
Although Johnson respectfully declined, he confirmed that he would like to pursue acting in the future.
“Acting is something I really would like to do,” he declared. “I was in theater in high school. I feel like It would be fun to kind of dive into the whelm of playing the bad guy or being something the complete opposite of what I am in real life.”
He continued to address the critically acclaimed mastermind behind the action-packed binge.
“Taylor, figure it out,” he sad into the camera. “We got to do this, buddy. There needs to be a little bit more team roping on ‘Yellowstone,’” he added while referring to his personal cowboy skills.
Sheridan is known for recruiting country stars, as McGraw took on the role of James Dutton and Hill played his wife Margaret in the wildly popular sequel. Lainey Wilson was recently added to the buzz-worthy roster for Season 5 of “Yellowstone.” The singer-songwriter is set to appear as a musician named “Abby.”
The “Yellowstone” tracklist is filled to the brim with fan favorite songs from familiar names. For instance – Turnpike Troubadours [“Long Hot Summer Days”], Zach Bryan [“Condemned”], Sturgill Simpson [“Long White Line”], Tyler Childers [“Lady May”], Chris Stapleton [“Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore”], and more.
Although Johnson will not be making his grand cameo in the Season 5 premiere of “Yellowstone” on November 15, he will be present at the CMT’s Artist of The Year ceremony on Friday, Oct. 14 at 9p/8c on CMT.