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.
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