Cody Pennington date for O2 Institute.
A born and raised Nashvillian, Cody Pennington is starting to make waves in the UK country music scene. A highly varied and interesting life inspires Cody’s songwriting.
From leaving Nashville for the United States Air Force in 2011 to selling out many UK music venues (including the historic 100 Club in London and the 760-capacity Central Hall in Southampton) Cody’s working life is already varied enough to write a full biography.
Cody grew up in Nashville, where he cut his teeth in the local music scene. He studied recording business management before deciding to join the Air Force, where he travelled around the world. He was stationed in unique locations like Turkey and the UK. While working as a medical technician, Cody still took advantage of his off-time by performing in as many venues as possible.
Nearing the end of his enlistment, Cody decided it was time to pursue his music full-time – although this would prove to be difficult. For months, he was forced to sleep in his car while simultaneously booking tours in the southern US. This period did not last very long as Cody was then offered a position performing aboard Carnival Cruise Line. This led him to perform hundreds of shows in many exotic locations, such as Australia, Bora Bora, Tahiti, and many other Southern Pacific islands.
After meeting his wife in Australia, Cody decided to move back to the UK to return to school for a short period. After receiving a Bachelor’s in Law and a Master’s in Law and Business Management, Cody was offered a position as a trainee lawyer at a corporate law firm. However, the pull to music was too strong. After a year in his law firm, Cody decided it was time to get back to music full-time.
Cody’s 2022 tour sold over 5,000 tickets and his debut country EP Downtown is scheduled to be released in the summer. Two singles from the EP, the title track Downtown and How Bout Kentucky, were released on 20th January and went straight to number one in the iTunes Country Chart. he will be touring the Uk in May and plays the O2 Academy in Birmingham on Friday 19th May.