Cody Johnson recently released the tracklist for his upcoming "Leather" album, and one much-anticipated track was notably missing: a duet with Carrie Underwood. We now know a little more as to why that is.
In discussing the album, Cody was asked why the song was missing - and if it would appear on a deluxe version of the album. "I can neither confirm nor deny," Johnson told said when asked if the duet will appear on the extended project. "The deluxe edition that's coming out is gonna have some really cool stuff on it and we decided to kind of wait. Her team has been very, very easy to work with and we’re trying to wait for the right time to reveal what we’ve done." Johnson also mentioned that a summer 2024 release of any deluxe version is likely. "It’s gonna be mid-next year probably. I’m thinking around summertime…It’ll be sooner than later. I won’t make you wait until next November, I don’t think,” he said.
So now you know: the song exists, and will show up at some point - but not on the initial release of "Leather," which comes out November 3. Ironically, the Carrie Underwood duet was the first song he announced from this entire project.