That’s how it’s done.
Back in 2020, it was hard for some folks to remain positive through the stress and unknown brought to us via the Covid-19 pandemic. From lockdowns, to summer outdoor activities (most notably concerts and festivals) being canceled, alcohol sales increased and social media consumption skyrocketed.
For some, the days dragged and there wasn’t much to look forward to. BUT, throughout all the chaos and the “six feet apart” screams at every convenience store in America, there was one saving grace. And that was music.
Almost everyday for weeks, artists who weren’t allowed to tour due to mandates and restrictions, were putting on acoustic or full-band performances on social media, going live on Instagram, etc. and one of my favorite live-streams was from none other than Cody Johnson.
Much like Chris Stapleton, anything CoJo sings will instantly give your brain a boost of dopamine, even in the dark depths of hell it seemed we lived in at times during that god awful pandemic.
Aside from playing a ton of his own music, Johnson threw in a few covers, as well, and one of them was “Shameless.” Although, the version most of us know is from Garth Brooks, the song was actually originally written and recorded by Billy Joel in 1989. With Joel’s blessing, Garth released it two years later and it went on to become his seventh No. 1 at Country radio.
Watch CoJo’s performance here: