Grammy winning producer, composer and singer-songwriter, Chance McCoy (Old Crow Medicine Show) will produce Johnny's next album. They begin recording in Spring of next year in the Appalachians of West Virginia and will feature acoustic instruments, such as the fiddle, banjo, mandolin, dobro and acoustic guitar. Chance has also worked with such artist as The Lumineers, Ke$ha, Yelawolf and Willie Nelson.
It's going to be awhile before the new album hits your eardrums—September 2024. "I put every ounce of myself into my music until I'm satisfied that it's ready. I have a lot to say about the state of the world and especially my country. We are living in some dark times and I want to address that in my music. I don't feel I can do that adequately if I feel rushed" says Johnny.
While acoustic, the next album will continue to convey the stories of America's dark underbelly as expressed in the Murder Mountain (2021) album as well as the deeply personal and oftentimes brutally honest writing that Johnny is known for.