Jinks signs with Rounder
Friday, June 1, 2018 – Cody Jinks, who gained much traction with his last CD, "I'm Not the Devil," has signed with Rounder Records, the label announced today.
The Texan's label debut, "Lifers," is dropping July 27 with 11 songs. This will be his eighth release with all previous efforts self-released.
A former thrash metal band member, Jinks has been playing country since 2008. He released the album "30" in 2012, an EP, "Blacksheep," in 2013, and "Adobe Sessions" in 2015.
The title track of "I'm Not the Devil" gained airplay. Jinks wrote the song with Ward Davis. The album debuted at number four on the Billboard charts.
More news for Cody Jinks
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CD reviews for Cody Jinks
Cody Jinks stands defiantly among the generation that grew up with country music, but chose a louder, more aggressive outlet for their creative expressions. As a teenager, the native Texan learned country licks from his father, but channeled his high school angst and anger through the lens of heavy metal and thrash. When his band broke up in 2004, Jinks took a musical hiatus, emerging a year later as a more overtly country artist and releasing his debut solo album, "Collector's Item," in 2006. ...
It's challenging coming up with enough superlatives to describe Cody Jinks' "The Wanting." Yes, it surpasses the traditional country sonic test. Just listen to the twangy electric and steel guitar on "Bite Of Something Sweet." Although taking the latter advice literally, may lead to a diabetic coma, Jinks delivers its words with an enjoyably conversational tone, the song - both musically and lyrically - feels like something Merle Haggard might have written and sung. ...
Jewelers are trained to recognize flaws in personal ornaments, but even one of these experts would find no faults in this Cody Jinks' recorded work. It's a nearly perfect collection comprised of songs you'll want to listen to again and again. "Yesterday Again," for example, speaks about wanting to go back in time to re-experience better romantic days. It's the sort of lyric and melody (speaking of traveling backwards in a time machine), one can easily imagine Kris ...
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