Jinks announces second album, a surprise
Thursday, September 19, 2019
– Cody Jinks was on tap to release "After the Fire" on Oct. 11 on his own label.
But he just announced that he would follow that up with the release of "The Wanting" one week later.
The Wanting" features 12 new songs. Both albums are the first offerings from Jinks' own label, Late August Records. Jinks also said he was heading back to the studio this December.
Jinks has released "Same Kind Of Crazy As Me" from "The Wanting."
"William And Wanda" and "Think Like You Think" are available ahead of "The Wanting" releases. "We lost my grandfather earlier this year," said of "William and Wanda. "My mother's father was the only grandfather I had, and we got closer than we had ever been after the death of my grandmother. He fought in Korea and was a part of the last great generation, so when nanny died, we all saw a different side of him. When 'William And Wanda' came as an idea, I knew I had to write a song about how my nanny probably fussed at him for being late to heaven. I started the song shortly after his funeral, and my wife, Rebecca, helped me finish it. She would say, 'Your nanny would have said this,' and I would respond with what papa would have said. It's the first full song Rebecca and I have sat down and written together. We are so proud of it; it's celebrating a 60 year love story told by two people building their own."
Jinks continues his fall tour throughout the United U.S. His concerts in St. Louis and Fredricksburg, Texas are sold out, while his Nov. 8 show in Asheville, NC at the US Cellular Center is nearly sold out.
Upcoming tour dates are:
Sept. 26 Oak Mountain Amphitheatre Pelham, AL
Sept. 27 Brandon Amphitheater Brandon, MS (with Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Sept. 28 The Wharf Amphitheater Orange Beach, AL (with Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Oct. 11 Concrete Street Amphitheater Corpus Christi, TX
Oct. 12 Sam Houston Race Park Houston
Oct. 25 The Backyard Amphitheater Fredericksburg, TX SOLD OUT
Oct. 26 Nacogdoches County Exposition & Civic Center Nacogdoches, TX
Nov. 8 US Cellular Center Asheville, NC
Nov. 9 Fabulous Fox St Louis SOLD OUT
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