Cody Jinks to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut
Some may wonder why it took so long. Others will just be ecstatic it’s happening at all. But either way, Cody Jinks will be stepping into the hallowed Grand Ole Opry circle on Wednesday, August 28th to make his Grand Ole Opry debut. Scheduled to perform in the 7:30 to 8:00 p.m. slot (Central time), he will be sharing a segment with Grand Ole Opry member Clint Black during the second segment of the show.
Cody Jinks has many accolades under his belt, including selling out the original home of the Grand Ole Opry—the Ryman Auditorium—on two consecutive nights back in 2017, and drawing a capacity crowd to Red Rocks in Colorado earlier this summer. But an actual Opry appearance has eluded him until now.
We shouldn’t be completely surprised the distinction comes via an invitation from Clint Black. Jinks regularly pays homage to country legends in his live shows, and has been covering Clint’s “Nothing’s News” for a while in concert.
Also on August 2nd, a song from Clint Black featuring Cody Jinks, Reba McEntire, Trace Atkins, Dierks Bentley, and a bunch of other contributors called “This Old House” briefly appeared on Spotify. The song was only up for a short period before being pulled, with word that the release had been delayed, and populated on Spotify by accident. The song is reportedly a tribute to the Grand Ole Opry, or perhaps the Ryman, and is from an album called Still Killin’ Time from Clint that was supposed to be released on August 16th, but has also been delayed.
No matter the circumstances (Clint and Cody may explain more during the appearance), Cody Jinks is finally receiving his due at the Opry. Also appearing on the Wednesday night Opry will be Dailey & Vincent, Jeannie Seely, Gwen Sebastian, Sawyer Brown, Gary Mule Deer, and Ricky Skaggs. You can listen in online via opry.com.
Cody Jinks is prepping to release his latest record After The Fire on October 11th. To be released on Cody’s own label, Late August Records, After The Fire will include 10 news songs, including a remake of a song called “Think Like You Think,” which appeared on a semi-obscure release from Jinks called Collector’s Item in 2008.
UPDATE 8/28 – 8:00 p.m. CDT: Cody Jinks made his Opry debut playing “Must Be The Whiskey,” “Cast No Stones,” and “Loud and Heavy.” Clint Black gave Cody a quick introduction, and Cody received a standing ovation from the Opry crowd after his final song.
August 26, 2019 @ 8:02 am
Hell yes. Awesome pairing.
Make The Opry Great Again!
Can’t wait to catch “This Old House”
August 26, 2019 @ 8:10 am
Great news and much deserved!
August 26, 2019 @ 8:18 am
Congratulations to Cody and good on Clint Black for inviting him.
August 26, 2019 @ 8:27 am
Very excited for Cody Jinks! He is a great artist and deserves to play on the Grand Ole Opry stage🤠. He’s done it his way and I’m sure that qualifies him as an “Outlaw”. Can’t hardly wait for the new album coming out in Oct. I know it’s gonna be fantastic.
August 26, 2019 @ 8:32 am
Bout damn time
August 26, 2019 @ 10:25 am
I agree, but it brings to mind years ago I read it took Willie 20 years to become an over night sensation- empty suits have always been empty.
August 26, 2019 @ 10:16 am
Clint Black introducing Cody Jinks on the Opry is the best news I’ve heard all week. Who says nice guys finish last?
August 26, 2019 @ 12:19 pm
Most of my favorite artists don’t do the Grand Ole Opry.
August 26, 2019 @ 2:06 pm
I’m sure this is obvious to anyone reading this… but good lord Cody Jinks and Clint Black will be really fun to see.
August 26, 2019 @ 3:26 pm
I just saw Cody last night at the Nebraska State Fair. Every bit as good live as he is on his albums.
August 26, 2019 @ 5:39 pm
This will be a great night!! CONGRATS CODY. CLINT U R AWESOME 2
August 26, 2019 @ 6:53 pm
Must’ve been the whiskey! Congrats cody jinks! You’re awesome
Vicki L Lester
August 26, 2019 @ 7:20 pm
I love Cody Jinks. He is awesome. Can’t wait to see him on grand ole Opry. bout time
August 26, 2019 @ 7:47 pm
Cody is still country he is awesome to see live in concerts!
August 26, 2019 @ 8:10 pm
Think like you think is one of my favorite Jinks songs. Can’t wait for the new rekkid.
August 26, 2019 @ 11:33 pm
I am so excited for Cody and can’t wait to see him and Clint Black. Only down side is it is only for 30 minutes….just a taste to keep us begging for more! lol!!! Just saw his show in Richmond, VA …fabulous as always!! Hope he adds some Ryman shows soon!!
Strait Country 81
August 27, 2019 @ 4:22 pm
Cody is great.
Clint is very underrated.
August 29, 2019 @ 1:38 pm
Must be the Whiskey is a really great song. Tells a great story.
August 31, 2019 @ 1:01 pm
I know the point of being on the Opry and in the big spotlight is to sing your big hits, but man If Cody had played “David” from his Adobe Sessions record that would have been great.