Cody Jinks Hits Massive Milestone with TWO (2) Gold Singles

photo: Brad Coolidge

In yet another sign that the country music revolution is taking hold, Texas-based and completely independent country music singer and songwriter Cody Jinks has officially minted not one, but two Certified Gold singles according to the RIAA. That’s right, an artist with no major label backing, and limited radio play on independent stations has done something usually only reserved for big mainstream acts. And it doesn’t stop there.

Unreported at the time as everyone was swept up in the madness of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Cody Jinks song “Loud and Heavy” from his 2015 album Adobe Sessions was Certified Gold on March 31st for selling half a million units in the United States. Obviously these days with the emphasis on streaming, digital equivalents also factor into that equation, but the accomplishment remains just as lofty and difficult to attain. Just on Spotify, the song has been streamed some 75 million times, speaking to the wide appeal and resonance of Cody Jinks’ music.

Not to be outdone, on August 5th, Cody’s “Hippies and Cowboys” from his 2010 album Less Wise also went Certified Gold. Aside from the song “Feathered Indians” from Tyler Childers—which went Gold itself in February—these are two of the first tracks to be certified by the RIAA from an independent, non-radio country music artist in the modern era.

Not only that, but the accolades are not over just yet. Word is that “Loud and Heavy” has actually accumulated enough sales and streams to be Certified Platinum by the RIAA. It’s just a formality of getting everything in order and for the plaque to be issued. Stay tuned for that news in the offing.

Meanwhile Cody Jinks has been staying busy throughout the pandemic, recently releasing a special video presentation performing his 2015 breakout record Adobe Sessions acoustically and talking about the record that is now available. Jinks has also launched his A Couple In podcast, with recent episodes featuring Clint Black, Nikki Lane, and Wade Bowen available in most podcast formats.

Cody Jinks also recently announced he has numerous other projects on the way, including an acoustic album, a Lefty Frizzell covers album, a live album from Red Rocks, a rock EP, along with new studio projects and other stuff all on the way.

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