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Cody Hibbard headlines The Backyard in Waco

Posted at 7:59 AM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 08:59:37-05

Country music artist Cody Hibbard takes The Backyard stage in Waco on Friday, Dec. 18. 25 News Anchor Lindsay Liepman got to catch up with Cody beforehand at the Dixie Chicken to talk about his transition from working on the pipeline to music.

"I love your story because it sounds like music has always been a part of your life but you didn't realize it was going to be your life. Walk us through this wild ride," said Liepman.

"When I was 4 years old Mom put me in piano...I was drum major in band. As a kid you have other dreams and I worked on my family's farm growing up. So music was always there when I needed it. Running the road working the pipeline and we had a job in Conroe, Texas. We stopped in Crockett, Texas and ate at a restaurant. The waiter says you don't sound like you look. I said yeah I get that all the time. My buddy said man you should hear him sing. We finished eating he said man you play guitar. I said yeah. He said the cook's got a guitar will you play it. I knew three songs at the time. I played all three. The manager was like hey would you come back and play a show. She's like you have to provide sound and set it up. I was like I don't have sound and i don't know how to set it up. And it's four hours...she said oh you'll be alright," said Hibbard.

"I started writing and things started falling together and he we are," said Hibbard.

You can catch Cody play at The Backyard in Waco. Tickets are available at https://www.backyardwaco.com/.

Catch more of Cody's interview with Lindsay on the new show "Texas Voices." It premieres on 25 ABC on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. right after the news.

The 12 episode show features the artists, musicians and creatives in Texas and is filmed at the iconic Dixie Chicken in College Station, Texas.