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Cody Canada and the Departed to Perform on the KNUE Front Porch


For well over a decade Cody Canada was the front man of Cross Canadian Ragweed, legitimately the most successful and popular band in Red Dirt history. With the table set by guys named McClure and Laflave, Ragweed re-defined the Red Dirt sound before packaging it up, all pretty and gritty, and shipping out of Oklahoma into Texas, and ultimately the rest of the U.S.

In 2010, after months of speculation, and to the dismay of their fans, Ragweed officially disbanded in September. But it wasn’t long before former members Cody Canada and Jeremy Plato teamed up with Dave Bowen, Seth James, and Steve Littleton to form a new band, The Departed.

Cody Canada and the Departed released “This is Indian Land,” their debut album in June, 2011. To critical and commercial success. To date, it’s spawned three radio singles, all three reaching No. 1 in Texas including “Ballad of Rosalie,” “Skyline Radio” and the latest, “True Love Never Dies.”

Last Summer, before the album dropped I spoke with Cody and asked him where the album title came from. He told us it was inspired by a sticker that Jason Boland had given him, a sticker that had been on the bottom of his guitar, right under his nose for over 12 years.

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Cody and the boys will be playing this Friday (July 27) at Electric Cowboy in Tyler, click here to buy your tickets now. But beforehand, they will be stopping by to perform on The KNUE Front Porch for a few of you. Not only will you be treated to an intimate acoustic show from one of the best in Red Dirt, we will have dinner catered by Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Que, one of the best in Texas.

Congratulations to our Front Porch winners:

Jackie Ashley, Mitzi Hendrix, Brittni Wise, Robin Fields, Robert Cheatham, Meagan Pryor, Codi Smith, Lacy Taylor, Heather Murphy, Sarah Kozsuch, Amber Badillo, Rachel Fulcher, Kristin Cates, Mandy Parkland, Jeanette Dansby and LeAnn Rosenow.

Y’all should’ve gotten an email with further instructions if you didn’t shoot me one and I’ll square you away, — See y’all tomorrow!

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