NASHVILLE, TN. (www.codywidner.com) - Cody Widner, a newcomer to the mainstream country world, is rapidly moving up country charts nationwide with his current single 'When The Smoke Clears' from his sophomore project, Honky Tonk Heart. Widner's popularity is enhanced by his charitable nature as he is notorious for giving away an autographed guitar to a lucky fan as part of his show. His tasteful music selection and distinctive voice have almost instantaneously established him as one of country music's rising stars. 'When the Smoke Clears' is enjoying notable success across the charts. It's landed at the number one position on KOCR and number one in the listener's hearts. 'When the Smoke Clears' is essentially about distracting yourself from a painful breakup and it's pretty successful until the smoke clears from the bar and your vision is no longer cloudy, and you realize…you're alone,' Cody notes. 'I know I've been at that point, and it's nice to know that everyone runs into similar experiences, and I hope this song can reach them.'
Widner is holding his own with many of today's most popular artists. Widner is running a close second on the Country Indie Top 30 behind Craig Morgan. On the Country Top 50, Cody's independent single is comfortably situated between Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack.
'When the Smoke Clears' reveals Widner's many influences including country greats such as George Jones, Merle Haggard, George Strait, and Alan Jackson, producing a smooth yet multi-dimensional sound that is classic country. Cody Widner is surely a name that will be heard in the future as his traditional country style continues to rank on the industry charts and high in the hearts of country music fans everywhere.
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