Acclaimed country artist Craig Campbell launched Grindstone Records several years ago both to release his own music as well as support new artists. Today, he announces the signing of Colorado native Cody Cozz to the label and the release of his debut single, “On My Way.”
“I am so excited for this guy!” said Craig. “Cody Cozz is the epitome of hard work and talent rolled into one. His new single ‘On My Way’ is a game changer. Cody is the real deal and he truly is ON HIS WAY!!”
Written by Craig with Phil O’Donnell and Wade Kirby, Craig also produced the track. He originally intended the moving song for his own album but felt it would be a perfect song to introduce Cody.
“This song stood out to me right away,” said Cody, crediting Craig for taking him under his wing and helping him navigate an ever-changing industry. “It resonated with me, and the lyrics engulfed me into really feeling the story. It’s a song that’s personal to me but universal at the same time.”
A native of Pueblo, Colorado, Cody was a promising strong safety for Colorado State University Pueblo, before his football dreams were dashed by a career-ending injury during his junior year. He had sung all his life and was self-taught on guitar but had little music aspirations before his injury.
Cody took a construction job after college and started gigging at night. It was the classic up too late, up too early, but he started gaining a following and posting music on social media. He pursued opportunities around Pueblo to open for artists like Jon Pardi, Clay Walker, Michael Ray, Mitchell Tenpenny, and others. He got to spend time with Craig Campbell after opening one of his shows, and the two started a kinship that would give Cozz a master’s degree in music.
“On My Way” are words that could have had a completely different meaning had it not been for one fateful play on the football field. Now, they’re words Cody is banking on to launch a path that will take his music worldwide.
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