Born in Oklahoma and raised partially in Oklahoma and Wyoming, CJ Cody’s roots are firmly embedded in family tradition and heritage. At the young age of thirteen, CJ wrote his first song and began the journey as a musician and songwriter. Through the years his skill of telling a story through music has continued to improve, and he has written a range of songs that tell the tale of life through laughter, sorrow, and heart wrenching topics. Although he is a family man and a combat Veteran of the United States Army, he has never let what he has done or who he is dictate what he writes about. CJ has never been afraid to push the envelope and writes about controversial topics for which many would be unable to find the words, much less put to music. This makes him unique as both a musician and the man that life has made him to be today, and one of the best song writers in today’s music.
While never feeling that he fit in with any one genre, CJ essentially started his own and coined the phrase “Tailgate Country”. He believes that a song should carry more than just a beat, and has always believed that every song should tell a story. That is what CJ strives for in writing and exactly what his music creates.
One of CJ’s beliefs is standing beside those you love and never taking the time we have for granted. His nature is shy, but he prides himself in taking time out for his fans and personally meeting them, because he knows that he would be nothing without them. He’s down to earth and truly appreciative of those who have stood behind him throughout the years of his journey in the music industry. Fans have become friends and friends have become family. CJ is an accomplished writer whose first love is God, second is family, and third is music.
*Jeremy Jowers (Lead guitar/Vocals)
Residing currently in Seymour TX, Jeremy is an absolute beast on the guitar. Bringing excitement to the stage, Jeremy not only has the traditional country sounds but also will thrash like a Rock God when called for. Jeremy has been with several bands and has the stage experience and chops. He currently plays with the CJ Cody Band and Under The Influence, another band you should check out as well.
*Brandon Wallace (Bassist)
From Vernon TX, Brandon brings a unique sound with his 8 string Bass. Brandon also has experience on stage touring with past bands across the nation. Brandon brings a fun energy to the stage.
*Ty Schoonover (Drums)
Ty resides in Grandfield, OK. He is our youngest member, and plays on a much more mature level. Ty is CJ's youngest child. Ty started playing drums at 5 years old and played his first live show at age 7. Since then he has played many shows and is extremely seasoned for his young age, and has gained respect from his older peers.