Chicago Farmer’s Flyover Country Making Waves on the Radio Charts

Article Contributed by Dreamspider Pu… | Published on Monday, February 24, 2020

Illinois-based Cody “Chicago Farmer” Diekhof paired up with Texas’ The Band of Heathens for Flyover Country, independently released February 7. With DJs across the country spinning many of the songs from the album, it is climbing up the Americana and Folk radio charts in an increasingly competitive landscape. In the past few  weeks the album shot up to #18 after debuting at #33 on the Americana Radio Albums Chart and is currently at #9 on the NACC Folk Radio Chart.

The current single, “All In One Place,” is a humorous look at the sad truth about making money in the music business is on the rise and currently at #33 on the Americana Singles Chart. American Songwriter Magazine says, “This tale of high hopes and low returns [is] an outlaw country number that resounds with heart and humor.”

Chicago Farmer is known for his clever and heartfelt songwriting and unique voice. Through all the songs on Flyover Country — and most Chicago Farmer songs, for that matter —runs a common thread, a love and respect for regular folks, those who might be overlooked and underappreciated. He is a champion of the Midwest and the working class. “A lot of my friends are just getting by day-to-day,” Diekhoff said. “We keep at it, we keep working hard. Hopefully, eventually, things will turn around.”

Chicago Farmer Tour Dates

All Shows with The Full Band, The Fieldnotes, Unless Otherwise Noted:

2/27 Thu - Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza - Worthington, OH
2/28 Fri - Southgate House - Newport, KY
2/29 Sat - Duke's Indy - Indianapolis, IN
3/6 Fri - Redstone Room - Davenport, IA 
3/7 Sat - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
3/8 Sun - World Theater - Kearney, NE
3/12 Thu - Magic Rat - Fort Collins, CO
3/13 Fri - The Walnut Room - Denver, CO
3/14 Sat - Western Jubilee - Colorado Springs, CO
3/27 Fri - Inside Out - Gilman, IL *solo show
4/2 Thu - Music Box Supper Club - Cleveland, OH
4/3 Fri - Sportsmens Tavern - Buffalo, NY
4/4 Sat - Moondogs - Pittsburgh, PA
4/6 Mon - Woodsongs Radio Hour - Lexington, KY
4/10 Fri - Founders Brewing Co - Grand Rapids, MI
4/11 Sat - The Livery - Harbor, MI
4/16 Thu - Rose Music Hall - Columbia, MO
4/17 Fri - Kenny’s Westside Pub - Peoria, IL
4/18 Sat - The Venue - Aurora, IL
4/23 Thu - Crossroads Music Fest - Seymour, IN
4/24-25 Fri-Sat - Rose Bowl Tavern - Urbana, IL 
5/21 Thu - The Ark - Ann Arbor, MI
5/22-5/24 Fri-Sun - Summer Camp Music Festival -Chillicothe, IL
6/5 Fri - Knuckleheads - Kansas City, MO
6/6 Sat - Brew Skies Music Festival - Hannibal, MO
5/28-29 Thu-Fri - John Hartford Memorial Fest - Bean Blossom, IN
6/19 Fri - Moccasin Creek Festival - Effingham, IL
6/27 Sat - Private Event - Wilmington, IL
8/7 Fri - Rock the Farm @ Mackinaw Valley Winery - Mackinaw, IL
8/8 Sat - People Fest - Hillsboro, WI