Clint Black Joins Cody Jinks, Ward Davis on “Nothing’s News”
There has been a very cool kismet forged between country legend Clint Black and Cody Jinks over the last few years. It was through Clint Black that Cody was able to make his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2019, and Cody ended up being featured on Clint Black’s song about the Opry “This Old House” from that same year.
Ever since, the two have been seen together quite commonly, including touring together for a period earlier this year. Cody regularly plays Clint Black songs as part of his set, and Clint Black commonly names off Cody Jinks as one in the crop of new artists keeping the country music flame alive.
Now the two have released a new collaboration, and it includes another Cody Jinks running buddy in Ward Davis. It’s a rendition of the Clint Black hit “Nothing’s News,” which was first released by Black in 1990. Written by Black himself, it was the fifth single from his landmark debut album Killin’ Time.
“Ward Davis and I were sitting in his van one night listening to Clint Black before a show when we decided we needed to record ‘Nothing’s News’,” Cody Jinks explains. “Then we decided we needed to call him and ask him to sing his own song with us. Not long after that we were put in touch with him and he said yes! Everyone knows how important Clint is to country music and I’m proud and thankful to have had him be so gracious and kind.”
Ward David tells the same story, just slightly different.
“About four years ago, me and Cody were sitting in my van listening to music, smoking things. Cody said, ‘We need to cut a song together.’ Right about then, that steel guitar on ‘Nothing’s News,’ started playing on the Spotify. We looked at each other, and it was decided. That was the song. The next morning I woke up excited and thinking…thinking. What If we could get Clint Black to sing on it….I won’t bore you with the rest, but calls were made, strings were pulled, and me and my friend and one of our heroes ended up recording this together. Pinch me, Natalie. No not there. Okay, there.”
The new version of “Nothing’s News” is now available everywhere. Listen below.
September 23, 2022 @ 10:07 am
Nothings News is easily my favorite Clint Black song, excited to hear this new take.
Country Charley Crockett's Butter
September 23, 2022 @ 7:38 pm
I lost my virginity to this song in 1995. 🔥💥💦
September 23, 2022 @ 8:02 pm
September 23, 2022 @ 10:22 am
Saw Clint live this past weekend,didn’t disappoint. Cannot say enough! Ward & Cody …love them, love this!
September 23, 2022 @ 10:57 am
Nice. But I still liked duets or other collaborations more when the two or three artists sang together, bounced lines or riffs off each other, and appeared to have actually met for the project–rather than recorded their vocals in different states and time zones and sent them in.
King Honky Of Crackershire
September 23, 2022 @ 10:58 am
My all-time favorite Clint Black song. Unfortunately, neither Ward nor Cody are on par with Clint as a vocalist, so this version is underwhelming for me.
Does anybody remember the Scott Glenn movie, ‘My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys’ that featured this song?
September 23, 2022 @ 11:06 am
I was looking for westerns to watch on Tubi and I saw that that was on there. Decent film?
King Honky Of Crackershire
September 23, 2022 @ 11:44 am
Yeah, I liked it.
September 23, 2022 @ 12:32 pm
I have to respectfully disagree about Clint’s voice as compared to Cody’s and Ward’s. I like a more deeper baritone voice when listening to country music. Cody, Ward and Whitey Morgan are it for me.
King Honky Of Crackershire
September 23, 2022 @ 4:03 pm
That’s cool. I wasn’t really referring to tone though. Clint Black is objectively a better vocalist in the technical sense. He has better voice control. Cody is just a very mediocre singer in the technical sense, but I also find his singing very boring to listen to. At least he doesn’t put on fake twang though; he gets a hat tip for that.
No big deal; I’m just not a fan.
The Ghost Of Outlaw Country's Past
September 23, 2022 @ 4:49 pm
You must be blast at parties or your a self-righteous prick….
September 23, 2022 @ 4:51 pm
Let’s not descend into name calling here please.
September 23, 2022 @ 5:08 pm
Your head must be so far up your own insufferable ass. Because outside of it, decent folks are allowed to have their own opinions.
King Honky Of Crackershire
September 23, 2022 @ 5:27 pm
….”You must be blast at parties or your a self-righteous prick….”…….
Are those the only two options?
September 23, 2022 @ 5:29 pm
No more back and forths here. Any further comments on this thread will be deleted.
September 23, 2022 @ 5:11 pm
Yeah, neither Cody nor Ward even come close to Clint’s technical singing ability. That said, I don’t think their voices are without merit. There’s a world-weariness to them that I appreciate, sort of like with someone like Kris Kristofferson. It’ll never replace the original, but I do like this new version as well. Clint’s last few original albums have been a bit dull, but I’d be down for an album of re-recordings like this featuring newer artists.
September 23, 2022 @ 11:07 am
Ward tells the greatest stories 😂
September 23, 2022 @ 12:05 pm
What strikes me is lousy the song sounds (the instrumental playing, not the lyrics). Like, the steel guitar is quite muted and it just sounds subpar compared to the original.
September 23, 2022 @ 4:39 pm
I will take a steel guitar any way I can get it.
September 23, 2022 @ 1:36 pm
Two of the best 90s country songs to listen to back-to-back is “Too Cold at Home” by Mark Chesnutt followed by “Nothing’s News” by Clint Black
September 23, 2022 @ 2:53 pm
Absolutely two of my top five songs from the 90’s!
September 23, 2022 @ 3:07 pm
Love Clint Black from that era. Nice to see the younger artists paying attention to those who came before them. The early ’90’s were a crazy time in the truck cassette player. Everything from Clint Black to Alice in Chains. Which ironically released (30yrs?) a remastered Dirt today.
September 23, 2022 @ 8:01 pm
Looking forward to seeing this trio perform at Red Rocks next weekend!
September 23, 2022 @ 9:30 pm
Excellent rendition of a country classic!
September 23, 2022 @ 10:07 pm
Hopefully this will bring some attention to the most-overlooked single from Clint’s phenomenal debut album. It’s my personal favorite of his.
September 24, 2022 @ 7:36 am
Trigger I somehow missed the song “This Old House” featuring Cody Jinks from 2019. But there are other artists singing with Clint in that song – could you please identify.
September 24, 2022 @ 7:46 am
Travis Tritt, Cody Jinks, Sara Evans, Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Michael Ray, Darius Rucker, and Steve Wariner.
September 24, 2022 @ 8:01 am
Wow! I had no idea it was that many. Thanks.
September 24, 2022 @ 11:05 am
Love it. Better than the original to me.
September 25, 2022 @ 5:59 am
I like it quite a bit. Ending it off with Clint and that iconic voice does it for me. I agree with a few other folks that it would be nice if there were some way to integrate the voices, but overall this is a cool project that brings an iconic song into a newer time.
September 25, 2022 @ 7:51 am
I remember reading an interview with Clint Black, years ago, and he said his Daddy told him he was getting in a position to, save country music… imagine that!
I don’t know that comparing voices is really fair, as a voice gives *style*…
Clints voice is a bit more refined (smoother) than Cody or Ward, or Jamey… but their voices are a bit more refined than Kris’s…Waylons sounds a bit more refined than theirs, and I heard Waylon on KIKK AM say once, his voice was due to cigarettes and whiskey, but Willie’s sound even more refined, yet raw, than any of them… it’s also personal preference and subjective… not everyone liked Elvis, or Sinatra, or Willie… it’s all about the *style*,
Gallagher, the comedian, once did a skit about style… that’s what it is about.
September 26, 2022 @ 3:41 pm
It’s always great to have a new Clint Black release .He was one of my favourites in the 80’s and 90’s.
September 27, 2022 @ 10:34 am
FYI – Mike Harmeier (of Mike & The Moonpies) recorded a stripped-down solo version of “Nothing’s News” last year: