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Cody Jinks      

Country Singer; Known for His Album "I'm Not the Devil"

Jinks started out as the lead singer of a thrash metal band from Fort Worth named Unchecked Aggression, initially named Silas, that was active from 1998 to 2003. He also played the lead guitar; the other band members were Gary Burkham on bass who left in 2000 and was replaced by Chris Lewis, Anthony Walker on drums, and Ben Heffley on guitar. An album, The Massacre Begins was released in 2002. The band however broke up after a trip to Los Angeles, and Jinks took a year off from music. In around 2005, he started playing country music, the music he grew up with.

Jinks is backed by The Tone Deaf Hippies. He began to release albums in the country genre in 2008. An album titled 30 was released in 2012, and an EP, Blacksheep, was released in 2013.

I'm Not the Devil was released on August 12, 2016. The album was recorded at the Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas. It includes a cover of Merle Haggard's "The Way I Am". The title track was written with his friend Ward Davis when the album was already almost finished and the title decided. The song was quickly written and recorded, and the album was then retitled with the song they wrote. The album debuted at No. 4 on the Top Country Albums chart, selling 11,300 copies in the first week. Jinks supported I'm Not The Devil with a co-headlining tour with Whitey Morgan and the 78's in August, September, and October.

Jinks released a cover of Pink Floyd's hit song "Wish You Were Here" in January 2017.


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Cody Jinks. Sounds Like: Tattoos, Telecasters and Texas twang, performed by a recovered metalhead who still digs the darker things in life. For Fans of: Whitey ...
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Outlaw-country singer Cody Jinks talks about his album 'I'm Not the Devil' and how his thrash-metal past informs his career.
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Cody Jinks' 2016 album I'm Not the Devil harbored a rather sour worldview, decrying life-draining vampires and crumbling value systems in equal measure.

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