Cody Jinks Is This Year’s Breakout Artist From North Texas

The honky-tonk crooner has a background in thrash metal and sounds like the second coming of Merle Haggard. A native of Haltom City and current resident of Denton, Cody Jinks’ musical identity was shaped in the Stockyards. Growing up in Fort Worth, he publicly played his first chords in a Cowtown club before becoming a … Continued

40 Best Country Albums of 2016

Country music finally broke free of the bro stranglehold in 2016, with a demonstrative return to more thoughtful lyrics and a U-turn away from sound-alike production. Though, regrettably, country radio could still use a lesson in equality, artists like Margo Price, Miranda Lambert, Aubrie Sellers and Maren Morris continued to prove that some of the … Continued

10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: September 2016

Cody Jinks Sounds Like: Tattoos, Telecasters and Texas twang, performed by a recovered metalhead who still digs the darker things in life. For Fans of: Whitey Morgan, Jamey Johnson, Chris Stapleton Why You Should Pay Attention: A road warrior since the late Nineties, Jinks logged six years as frontman of the metal group Unchecked Aggression … Continued

Cody Jinks Goes From Headbanging to Honky-Tonks

Cody Jinks once played before rough crowds in sketchy clubs. As lead singer of metal band Unchecked Aggression, Jinks would sing/scream about an array of dark topics before a throng of unwashed masses. Little did he know those experiences were preparing Jinks for the next logical step in his career — country-music singer. “You don’t think … Continued

REVIEW: Cody Jinks – ‘I’m Not The Devil’

Jinks states that he started making country records about 10 years ago. Before that he was a guitar player in a thrash band called Unchecked Aggression. They won’t appear in any genre’s hall of fame. Nothing remains commercially, and that chapter of Jink’s musical career is well and truly over. Fortunately for us he chose … Continued