Cody Johnson Wins World Series Of Team Roping Qualifier In Texas

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Country Music Star Cody Johnson Wins World Series of Team Roping Qualifier, Moves On To Finale In December

Country singer Cody Johnson won a huge team roping event in Hamilton, Texas, earlier this month. Just goes to show he truly does live out the lyrics of his song “Dear Rodeo.”

Johnson won two awards for his music in 2023. He won CMT Performance of the Year for “‘Til You Can’t” at the CMT Music Awards, and also won Best New Country Artist at the iHeart Radio Music Awards.

Additionally, “‘Til You Can’t” songwriters Ben Stennis and Matt Rogers won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song.

Now, Johnson is starting 2024 with another big win, but not in the music scene. The singer continues to participate in rodeo events, and recently scored a big win in a team roping qualifier.

Johnson And His Event Partner Roped Three Head Of Cattle In A Combined Time Of 26.53

Rodeo Daily reports that Johnson and his partner Ricky Oliver won the Mathews Land and Cattle World Series of Team Roping Qualifier. The event was held from February 15-February 18 in Hamilton, Texas.

Johnson and Oliver worked together to rope three head of cattle in a combined time of just 26.53 seconds. Johnson worked on the head side, while Oliver worked on the heel side.

The pair received a prize of $13,060. They’ll now advance to the World Series of Team Roping Finale, which is set for December 7-December 15. That event will be held at the South Point Hotel and Casino Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Johnson is not a newcomer to the rodeo world. He rode bulls at a professional level as a teenager.

But Johnson eventually left that world behind, and pursued music full-time. He later reflected on his rodeo past in his song, “Dear Rodeo,” which he recorded as a duet with Reba McEntire.

Johnson shared more about his history in his 2021 documentary, titled Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story.

Cody Johnson wins team roping event after previously leaving the rodeo world behind. He reflected on his rodeo past in his 2021 documentary "Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story"
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My documentary ‘Dear Rodeo’ kind of tells that story,” Johnson told Bobby Bones during an interview in August 2022. “I was bitter for a long time [about rodeo] because I wasn’t good enough to make it, so I didn’t watch it. I was pretty immature about the whole thing. I’m at a different place in my life now … that’s what we do every day, is rope, and train horses, and work cows.”

Now, Johnson has experienced newfound success in the rodeo world as a team roper. Congratulations to him and Oliver on their recent win!

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