For as successful as 2016 was for Denton-based country artist Cody Jinks, it seems as though the good times will keep rolling this year. Though he's been releasing fine records for years, completely independently, the former thrash metal lead singer turned more heads and reached more ears than ever before last summer when his latest record, I'm Not the Devil, hit the No. 3 spot on the Billboard country albums sales chart.
Thursday night, however, Jinks (along with his magnificent beard and killer band) was seen by more people at once than ever before thanks to his performance on Conan. The appearance marked his late-night television debut.
Performing "I'm Not the Devil," probably my favorite country tune from 2016, Jinks capably displayed how he's managed to pack honky-tonks and clubs across the country without fanfare for a couple of years now.
Just a few days ago, Jinks released a gorgeous pedal steel-intensive cover of the Pink Floyd classic "Wish You Were Here," and as he tours the west coast, it seems as though he's picking up even more steam. By the time he makes another appearance in North Texas, it's safe to say the crowd will again be bigger than it was the last time.