Less Wise by Cody Jinks on Apple Music

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Cody Jinks broke into music as the singer of the thrash metal group Unchecked Aggression. Here he completes his evolution into a rugged country traditionalist, crafting a thoughtful yet uncompromising LP in the vein of Merle Haggard and Jason Boland. On tracks like "65 Days in L.A.," he reflects on exile in a voice that's low and sepia-toned. His renegade metal spirit even shows up on the fiddle-accented ballad "Hippies and Cowboys," the title naming two groups that accepted Jinks after Nashville rejected him.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Cody Jinks broke into music as the singer of the thrash metal group Unchecked Aggression. Here he completes his evolution into a rugged country traditionalist, crafting a thoughtful yet uncompromising LP in the vein of Merle Haggard and Jason Boland. On tracks like "65 Days in L.A.," he reflects on exile in a voice that's low and sepia-toned. His renegade metal spirit even shows up on the fiddle-accented ballad "Hippies and Cowboys," the title naming two groups that accepted Jinks after Nashville rejected him.

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About Cody Jinks

With his smooth baritone and lonesome, dark-hued country songs, Cody Jinks evokes classic styles from outlaw country to classic Southern rock. A native of Haltom City, Texas, Jinks spent the early part of his career fronting the Fort Worth-based thrash metal outfit Unchecked Aggression before returning to his country roots and recasting himself as a honky tonk balladeer in the late-2000s. Beginning with 2010's Less Wise, Jinks issued a handful of independent releases, touring heavily with his backing band, the Tone Deaf Hippies. His first chart success came with 2015's Adobe Sessions, which was named after the Adobe Room at Tornillo, Texas' Sonic Ranch studio where it was recorded. The album peaked at number two on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, bringing Jinks into wider mainstream exposure. Returning to Sonic Ranch, he recorded his follow-up, I'm Not the Devil, which jumped to number four on the Billboard Country Albums chart upon its release in August 2016. ~ Timothy Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Haltom City, TX

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