Cody Jinks Officially Forms Own Record Label, Preps New Albums

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Cody Jinks has officially formed his own record label called Late August Records, and looks to be prepping the release of not one, but two new albums in late 2021—one as his latest effort in the country realm, and a long-rumored heavy metal record Cody appears to have recorded under the pseudonym Caned by Nod.

Jinks formed the label with his longtime manager Arthur Penhallow Jr. at True Grit Management, as well as Malia Barrett. The completely independent label will not only facilitate Cody’s new releases, but the entire Cody Jinks catalog has been brought under the Late August Records umbrella.

Starting in 2006, Cody Jinks released his first few records independently until the breakout success of his 2015 album Adobe Sessions when he began working with Thirty Tigers both with the release of 2016’s I’m Not The Devil, and to manage portions of his back catalog. Then Jinks signed with Rounder Records to release 2018’s Lifers. The sister albums After The Fire and The Wanting released in October of 2019 were the first titles to be released under the Late August Records imprint.

Though we don’t have a specific release date yet, Cody Jinks has confirmed his new country album will be called Mercy, and it will arrive in November. The 12-track album was culled down from 30 songs he recorded in May at the Sonic Ranch in West Texas. Jinks has also confirmed one of the songs from the album will be called “All It Cost Me Was Everything,” and it was co-written with Josh Morningstar and Kendell Marvel.

The Caned By Nod heavy metal project is said to be titled None The Wiser, with a song of the same name also included on the 10 track album. It is expected to also be released in November, though no specific date has been confirmed.

Cody Jinks dabbling in metal music can’t come as a surprise to fans. He started his career as the lead singer and guitarist in a band initially called Silas that then became Unchecked Aggression active between 1998 and 2003. They released an album in 2002 called The Massacre Begins. After Unchecked Aggression relocated to Los Angeles, they broke up. Jinks took a year off from music afterwards before starting his career in country in 2005, wanting to return to the roots of the music he grew up with.

As an independent artist, Cody Jinks has amassed massive numbers, including over 2 billion song streams, including a Certified Gold single in “Hippies and Cowboy,” and a Platinum single in “Loud & Heavy.”

Cody Jinks is touring with Whitey Morgan this week, playing shows in Wichita, KS, Dubuque, IA, and Columbia, Missouri.

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