NYCS Texas Artist Spotlight: Cody Jinks

By Briana Lopez

Cody Jinks

Photo Courtesy of Cody Jinks on Facebook

Cody Jinks is known as the biggest independent Texas Country artist there currently is. Jinks was born in a city outside of Fort Worth, Texas called Haltom City. At the age of sixteen, he learned some guitar from his father which soon resulted in Jinks forming a heavy metal band. Jinks was influenced in his early years by Metallica and Pantera. In 2002 the band Jinks had formed Unchecked Aggression had release an album and later broke up. Around 2005 is when Jinks made the transition to country music leading him to where he is now.

Jinks and his band the Tone Deaf Hippies began releasing music to the country scene in 2008. In 2010 the band released the album Less Wise which was later modified, reissued and re-released again in 2017. The album was popular for the song “Hippies & Cowboys” which has now become a crowd favorite. In 2015, Jinks released another album Adobe Sessions which is when “Mamma Song” another crowd-pleaser was released.  In 2016 and in 2019 he released the albums I’m Not the Devil, After the Fire and The Wanting. But the album that brought the most attention to his artistry was the 2018 album The Lifers that the song “Must Be the Whiskey” was on.

Most recently he released a new single “Ain’t a Train” in October of 2019. The song has a mixture of traditional country, folk, and rock influence behind it which he has become known for.

If you are looking for a more traditional rooted artist that has a modern Johnny Cash vibe then Cody Jinks is the artist for you.

Jinks is currently on tour right now and may be coming to a city near you. For tickets and more info click here.

To keep up with Cody Jinks follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

The Wanting is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.



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