Renowned singer, songwriter and musician Cody Jinks released two new albums today via his own independent label, Late August Records: Mercy, a solo country record, and None The Wiser, a metal record created with his band Caned By Nod. Stream/purchase Mercy HERE and None The Wiser HERE.

Both produced and engineered by Edward Spear (with co-production on Mercy by Jinks’ longtime bandmate Joshua Thompson) and recorded simultaneously at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas, the two records represent Jinks’ uniqueness as an artist, demonstrating his rare ability to successfully create across genres. Although varying sonically and thematically, Mercy and None The Wiser are tied together through Jinks’ signature songwriting, which takes yet another step forward with even more perception and grit displayed on both albums.

Already receiving widespread attention, Billboard praises Mercy saying, “permeates with the influence of artists such as Merle Haggard or Alan Jackson…he can throw down a classic country song with the best of them.” Additionally, Whiskey Riff declares, “He’s raw, authentic, it’s ‘what you see is what you get’ songwriting that gets deep down into the hearts and souls of his passionate fans” and Central Track proclaims, “a shining star in the outlaw music realm, his deep vocals resonating with audiences.”

Jinks continues to put forth his unique eclectic country sound with Mercy, incorporating a hybrid of soulful elements, including rock, blues, classic country, metal and more. Written entirely during quarantine, Jinks used his time at home to further develop his already accomplished songwriting skills. Working with both longtime friends and heroes, Mercy features collaborations with artists such as Chris Shiflett, Kendell Marvel, Adam Hood, TN Jet, David Matsler, Josh Morningstar, Greg C. Jones and Ward Davis, as well as Jinks’ wife, Rebecca.

Meanwhile, None The Wiser takes its cues from arena-caliber classic rock, thrash metal and psychedelic-tinged grunge and marks a full circle moment for Jinks, who performed in a metal band two decades ago before making the shift to country music. The ten tracks on None The Wiser, all of which he wrote with his past bandmate Ben Heffley, are a mix of old and new, some written as recently as this year, while others date back to the early 2000s.

Reflecting on the two projects, Jinks shares, “It was very different recording them at the same time. Literally, it was being in one studio and walking next door and going from this beautiful country song that we’re doing to just this really angry metal song, flipping a switch,” and continues, “The actual art of writing was the only thing I really had to focus on to keep myself sane…the song comes first. If I’m not writing a great song, then I’m dead in the water. I really, really focused on being a better wordsmith.”

In addition to Jinks (vocals), Mercy features his longtime band—Joshua Thompson (bass, background vocals), Chris Claridy (lead guitar, acoustic guitar), Austin Tripp (steel guitar, dobro), David Colvin (drums, percussion) and Drew Harakal (keys, acoustic guitar, background vocals)—while Caned By Nod is Jinks (vocals, guitar), Jacob Lentner (guitars), Aksel Coe (drums) and Calvin Knowles (bass).

In celebration of the new music, Jinks will perform select headline shows this year including upcoming stops at St Louis’ The Fabulous Fox, Minneapolis’ The Armory (two nights), Las Vegas’ The Chelsea (three nights, all sold-out) and New Orleans’ Saegner Theatre (three nights) as well as a special performance at Stagecoach 2022. He will also perform as part of Buckeye Country Superfest July 23 at Ohio State University’s Ohio Stadium. See below for complete itinerary. Full details can be found at

With the new albums, Jinks solidifies his reputation as an artist who does things on his own terms. Constantly at work, he was recently named MusicRow’s 2020 “Independent Artist of the Year” after receiving the most radio spins for an independent artist and was awarded Entertainer of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Single of the Year by Texas Radio in 2020. Known for his tenacious grassroots approach and constantly at work, Jinks has continued to receive widespread attention in recent years with Rolling Stone declaring, “one of outlaw country’s most popular new stars,” while Paste praised, “His roughhewn, homegrown country sound borrows from the usual forebears—Waylon, Willie, Kris, Merle and Johnny among them—while sounding perfectly in sync with today’s current breed of Americana insurgent.”

Since the release of his 2015 breakthrough record, Adobe Sessions, which features his Platinum-certified and fan-favorite song, “Loud and Heavy,” Jinks has gone on to release four more studio albums: 2016’s I’m Not the Devil, 2018’s Lifers and a pair of self-released 2019 albums, The Wanting and After the Fire, which reached #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Moreover, Jinks has sold over 1.5 million equivalent units throughout his career, garnered over 2 billion streams across platforms and has 2.18 million monthly Spotify listeners.

For more information, please contact Asha Goodman, Catherine Snead 615.320.7753 or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.

1. All It Cost Me Was Everything
2. Hurt You
3. Mercy
4. Feeding the Flames
5. I Don’t Trust My Memories Anymore
6. Like a Hurricane
7. How It Works
8. Nobody Knows How to Read
9. Shoulders
10. Dying Isn’t Cheap
11. Roll
12. When Whiskey Calls the Shots

1. Middle Finger
2. Dying Trying
3. None the Wiser
4. Seeing Ghosts
5. Covet
6. Led Astray
7. Half a Life
8. Can’t Hide the Truth
9. Broken Wings
10. Eyes

November 12 /// Ames, IA /// Stephens Auditorium+
November 13 /// St. Louis, MO /// The Fabulous Fox+
November 19 /// Minneapolis, MN /// The Armory+
November 20 /// Minneapolis, MN /// The Armory+
December 2 /// Las Vegas, NV /// The Chelsea+ (SOLD OUT)
December 3 /// Las Vegas, NV /// The Chelsea+ (SOLD OUT)
December 5 /// Las Vegas, NV /// The Chelsea+ (SOLD OUT)
December 10 /// New Orleans, LA /// Saenger Theatre†
December 11 /// New Orleans, LA /// Saenger Theatre^
December 12 /// New Orleans, LA /// Saenger Theatre^
April 29-May 1 /// Indio, CA /// Stagecoach Festival 2022
July 23 /// Columbus, OH /// Buckeye Country
Superfest at Ohio Stadium

+with special guest Randy Rogers Band
†with special guests Ward Davis and Flatland Cavalry
^with special guests Flatland Cavalry and Randy Rogers Band