To hammer home the point, Canada continues: "I'm a commitment guy, and I'm all about The Departed now."

The band will begin to cut a new album after its tour with Jennings is complete, according to Canada. Until then, their covers-heavy record will make up the bulk of their live shows. Such a record was something Ragweed had planned on doing, only for it to be derailed by the fractured dynamics which led to the band's split.

"Ragweed had talked about it forever," Canada says. "But it was never going to happen because of inner discussion and disagreements, not to mention that the record company [Universal] would've never let it see the light of day."

Canada (behind the wheel) and The Departed.
Canada (behind the wheel) and The Departed.

As it stands today, Canada and Plato aren't hoping people will forget about the band that provided them with national success. He simply wants people to know artistic lightning strikes more than once.

"My thought is that if people believed in Jeremy Plato and me in Ragweed, they should still believe in us now, because we still got it."

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Susan Edgar
Susan Edgar

I wish Cody, Randy, Grady, Jeremy, Seth and all of the rest the best! It's not our place to judge. We all have our reasons for doing what we do. Yes, I do miss Ragweed. Happiness and All The OtherThings was one of the best albums of all times and I am also loving CodyCanada and The Departed's new music. Cody is an exceptional writer and musician and also puts on a fantastic show. If you are ever in Yukon, go visit Grady's 66 and go see Cody Canada and the Departed every chance you get. I wish you ALL the best!Love,Crazy Susan :)

Bksorsby
Bksorsby

The Departed are outstanding as the album speaks for itself. We have had the privlege of seeing Cody and Seth perform a few times before This is Indian Land was released. We could see the amazing talent and connection they had together. We have also seen the Departed. If you have a love for good music and great talent this is it. It does not take away from Cross Canadian. Past it past and this is their present and hopefully future for a long time. We as fans do not ever really know what goes on behind the scenes nor should we in my opinion! Enjoy their God given talents and enjoy the music! Can't wait for their next release with some of all their music on it!

Lappo
Lappo

If Cody's goal was to come off as a prick, job well done. Seriously, what was the goal here? What was the point of the article? 1 sided hit piece against a guy you spent half your life on the road with. Sad.

Monica
Monica

Thanks for sharing and doin this interview, Cody. I heard about this on the Ranch the other morning and decided to read for myself. I think you guys are all very talented musicians and I'm happy for the direction all of you have gone. As long as you keep makin music you love you'll be happy and so will the fans! I see the posts below and seriously hope those people understand they don't know the whole story- and probably never will. I hope you guys all find peace with each other long term. Don't let the negative people get I you- you're on the road doing your thing and they can't even post their real name!

heyhey
heyhey

the most negative person in the article is....drum roll please...cody canada...tis well and good to keep things private, however, to infer that one member was responsible and then to childishly and negatively not even say THEIR REAL NAME is repugnant and disgusting...

Jeremy
Jeremy

I'm happy Cody shared this. It's unfair for him, Plato and Ragsdale. They've been getting asked about a reunion for 2 years!! Obviously the break up had other contributing factors, but the fans deserve to know what happened. Cody didn't throw anyone under the bus, he just told the truth. As far as not having Ragsdale in Departed, he was basically saying he couldn't pay him enough to support his family that's all. I'm happy they've all found a new home to make outstanding music. And it speaks volumes that Grady Cross is the only member not playing anymore.

Boopyle
Boopyle

why did you feel the need to put gradys head on the block? i mean how old are you ! do you really think your fans give a f#%k if you and grady dont get along any more !! come on cody not cool not cool at all! i bet randy loves you saying you cant feed his kids! remember it was randy who started ccrw!and everyone knows his the best! and i for one i'am happy stoney has him ! grow up !!

heyhey
heyhey

this mans been stabbed thirty times in the back and everyone agrees it was a suicide pact...you make me want to puke, cody canada...

DJ Mike T
DJ Mike T

Great article Cody, we love y'all!

Mike TodaroSanta Fe, Texas

Mark Robertson
Mark Robertson

Cody, I had a feeling when you said there was one member that was unhappy, the first person who came to mind was Grady. Glad Randy has a place with Stoney, but I am looking forward to seeing your new group play. I loved Ragweed and I am sure that The Departed will kick some serious ass. Best of luck to you and Jeremy. PEACE!!!

 
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