I am an avid fan of country music. Authentic, real and genuine country music, however, not the pop country that is dominating the country music industry in contemporary society. I often find myself listening to classic country music, for example songs by George Strait, Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson, and yearning for an artist to deliver similar music in today’s day and age. You can imagine my excitement, therefore, when I discovered country music singer and artist Cody Jinks recently, and I wanted to share his music with you in case other persons are like me and prefer classic country music to new country.
Jinks originates from Denton, Texas, and his 2016 album I’m Not the Devil reached the number four spot on the Billboard Country Album’s chart in the same year. He initiated his music career by claiming the title of lead singer in a thrash metal band named Unchecked Aggression, a band that ran from 1998 to 2003. The band parted ways and Jinks took a one year absence from music, though in 2005 he began to experiment with the country genre, the music he was raised with.
Today, Jinks performs alongside the Tone Deaf Hippies and together they released their first country album in 2008.
I came across Jinks’ music whilst exploring the band Midland on Youtube, an additional authentic country music group, and I absolutely love his sound and his music. His work is raw and true country, and it reminds me of Chris Stapleton’s music, another genuine country singer. Some of my favourite songs by Jinks include I’m Not the Devil, Lost Highway, Cast No Stones and Loud and Heavy, and I look forward to discovering more of his music.
If you have yet to listen to or familiarize yourself with Jinks’ music and identify as a country music fan, I urge you to do so.