Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 11, 2023, for The American Rodeo. This is the pinnacle of The American Western Weekend, a four-night, action-packed entertainment experience at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

The American Rodeo, the crowning moment of a months-in-the-making nationwide rodeo tournament, will feature an extended live half-time show from multi-platinum award-winning artist Cody Johnson on Saturday, March 11.

“Cody Johnson’s passion for the cowboy way of life and love of western sports is exactly what The American Western Weekend celebrates and we are thrilled to announce his headlining performance,” said Joe Loverro, President of Teton Ridge Sports.

The addition of Cody to The American Rodeo is an example of how Teton Ridge is committed to enhancing the fan experience, welcoming truly iconic names in the entertainment realm, and bringing fans closer to the action at Globe Life Field.”

Johnson’s Texas roots and former professional rodeo background have garnered him multiple award nominations and wins and over 4 billion career global streams of his music.

“The American Western Weekend is one of the greatest celebrations of western heritage there is,” said Cody Johnson. “To be a part of honoring the cowboy ways and the top athletes in rodeo is exciting and I can’t wait to get to Globe Life Field.”

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Over the course of the past year, Johnson, who MusicRow has predicted “just might be the future of real country music,” has released a critically acclaimed, award-winning feature-length documentary (Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story), delivered two celebrated albums (Human The Double Album and A Cody Johnson Christmas), sent his most successful single to country radio with the double platinum-selling two-week #1 single “’ Til You Can’t,” added more RIAA platinum and gold singles and album certifications to his awards, played sold-out concerts and more.

Cody's latest song "Human" is destined to become his next number-one hit.

Johnson was recently named a 2022 CMT Artist Of The Year, took home two wins at the CMT Music Awards and two first-ever wins at the 56th Annual CMA Awards for “Video of the Year” as well as “Single of the Year” for his multi-week No. 1 hit “’ Til You Can’t.” The song also received a GRAMMY nomination for the upcoming award show in February as the “Best Country Song.” On December 2, Johnson released a LIVE album with his longtime touring band, Cody Johnson, and The Rockin’ CJB Live.

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The enhanced week of western sports and entertainment gets underway at 9 AM CST on Wednesday, March 8 with The American Contender Tournament Wild Card. On Thursday, March 9 fans can watch at 6:45 p.m. as competitors put it all on the line at The American Contender Tournament Finals in hopes of advancing to Saturday.

Friday night will feature The American Performance Horseman at 6:45 p.m. followed by the nonstop rodeo action as The American Rodeo begins at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 11.

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All tickets for Saturday, March 11 include Cody Johnson’s extended live half-time performance. Performance tickets cannot be purchased separately. For more information or to purchase VIP tickets and premium experiences, event-goers can visit the American rodeo website for more tickets and more information.

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