Get to know Cody Johnson -- one of the fastest-rising country stars right now

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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 09: Recording artist Cody Johnson appears during the 'Outside The Barrel' with Flint Rasmussen show at Rodeo Live during the National Finals Rodeo's Cowboy Christmas at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 09: Flint Rasmussen (L) interviews recording artist Cody Johnson during the 'Outside The Barrel' with Flint Rasmussen show at Rodeo Live during the National Finals Rodeo's Cowboy Christmas at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 09: Recording artist Cody Johnson performs during the 'Outside The Barrel' with Flint Rasmussen show at Rodeo Live during the National Finals Rodeo's Cowboy Christmas at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Cody Johnson (L) and Randy Rogers backstage at The Troubadour on November 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Desiree Stone/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 09: Cody Johnson performs at NFR Cowboy Fanfest 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 9, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 09: Cody Johnson appears at Cowboy FanFest during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Las Vegas Convention Center Cowboy FanFest during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the on December 9, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 09: Cody Johnson performs at Cowboy FanFest during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Las Vegas Convention Center Cowboy FanFest during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the on December 9, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Cody Johnson performs at Cowboy FanFest during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Las Vegas Convention Center on December 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)
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Cody Johnson has had a big year.

The country singer, who currently is not signed to a label, has achieved massive success all on his own with his music streaming more than 140 million times. Johnson just dropped a new music video for his hit single "With You I Am" and the sweet video showcases his wife and child. And according to Johnson, that's exactly why he's pursuing his music career -- because it supports his family.

The former rodeo cowboy is completely self-taught when it comes to music and he just played for "beer and tips."

"Music is one of those things that has always been a part of my family. I never viewed it as a profession, I just had a band in high school."

Years later, he said it finally hit him that it was something that he could actually do and his wife inspired him to truly pursue music. He quit his job at the prison in town and committed himself to music. He says his music doesn't have a definition.

"I'm from Texas, so it's easy to be labeled as a Texas artist. Some people say we sound traditional, but I like to think that we fit somewhere in between mainstream and traditional."

His latest album, "Gotta Be Me," is filled with the type of storytelling that you'd expect in country music, but it's delivered with a believability and sincerity from Johnson. The singer says he prides himself on relating to his audience and singing about what he knows. "I am looking for songs that have that validity, that meat, that believability. You need to be able to buy it."

Check out his AOL.com Q&A and give his new album a listen. We can guarantee this guy is going to be one to watch.

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