Looking like a hippy, writing like an Outlaw, sounding like a Texas country stalwart, and touring like there’s no tomorrow, the name Cody Jinks belongs smack dab in the mix when you’re speculating on who is surging at the moment to the top of the heap of insurgent country, and could bust through into the national consciousness to receive mainstream attention.
Cody has been garnering renewed appreciation in the last few weeks for his Saving Country Music Album of the Year winning release I’m Not The Devil, which has been sitting inside the Top 30 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart despite coming from a still relatively unknown artist nationally, and being released way back in August of 2016. He also just released a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here,” which has elevated the chatter about the Ft. Worth native.
Jinks stopped by the set of Conan on Thursday (1-26) in a Scott Copeland and The Haters T-shirt to make his national television debut, and perform the title track from his latest album. A song about a cheating man laying it all out there to his lover, coming clean, admitting his weaknesses, and asking for forgiveness, “I’m Not The Devil” is just the type of slow, heartbreaking, waltz-timed tearjerker that so many country listeners miss from modern-day country radio and arena stars.
The honesty, the emotion, and the real-life themes that resonate with listeners well after the song has ended is the reason Cody Jinks has won himself a fervent fan base, and the respect to finally receive national attention.