Cody Jinks Tops Billboard’s Country Boxscore Chart

photo: Brad Coolidge

Once again speaking to the commercial prowess of hard pounding country music honky tonker Cody Jinks, the Ft. Worth native recently did something usually reserved for only the top echelon of mainstream country musicians—he topped the Billboard Country Boxscore chart for top grossing tour revenue.

On the Billboard Country Boxscore chart marked December 8th, 2019, Cody’s show at the Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, North Carolina was the top-selling date reported for the week, beating out stops by Rodney Carrington, Kip Moore, Scotty McCreery, and the Randy Rogers Band, who also impressed by making their way onto the chart. The Cody Jinks tour stop on November 1st grossed a whopping $40k more than it’s closest competition, with nearly 1,400 tickets sold.

Of course this acclaim comes with the caveat that the Billboard Boxscores are heavily dependent on the reporting period, meaning one of the reasons an artist like Cody Jinks was able to slip through to the top is because none of country music’s biggest concert draws were playing shows during the same period. Nonetheless, the feat speaks to not just the grassroots strength of Cody Jinks, but the commercial appeal he’s been able to create as an independent country artist, including in a region that is outside of his epicenter in Texas. Going up against radio artists such as Kip Moore and Scotty McCreery shows that Cody can compete with the big dogs.

Cody Jinks signed to Rounder Records in early 2018, and released his latest album Lifers on July 27th. Upon release, the album logged physical sales of over 22,000, and moved an additional 2,000 albums in streaming equivalents, putting Cody at #2 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart, as well as #11 on the all-genre Billboard 200, and #1 on the Folk/Americana chart. In pure album sales (not counting streaming equivalents), Cody Jinks also came in at #5 in all of music. At last count, Lifers has sold over 36,000 copies.

In 2018, Cody Jinks also launched his self-curated Loud & Heavy Fest that drew a capacity crowd to Ft. Worth’s Panther Island Pavilion. His song “Head Case” is currently nominated for Saving Country Music’s Song of the Year.

Upcoming Cody Jinks Tour Dates:

Wed, DEC 12 – The Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
Thu, DEC 13 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
Fri, DEC 14 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
Sat, DEC 15 – Goodyear Theater – Akron, OH
Tue, DEC 18 – Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX
Fri, DEC 21 – Majestic Theatre – Dallas, Texas
Jan 25, 2019 – Heritage Hall – Ardmore, OK