Cody Jinks' anticipated new album “Change The Game” out March 22 via Late August Records, “Sober Thing” debuts today

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“Jinks built his brand through relentless touring, solid songwriting with old-school roots and a dogged independence”—Billboard
“one of the most beloved and successful independent voices in country music”
Wide Open Country
December 1, 2023—Multi-platinum, award-winning independent artist Cody Jinks will release his anticipated new album, Change The GameMarch 22 via his own label, Late August Records, in partnership with The Orchard (pre-order/pre-save here). Ahead of the release, new song, “Sober Thing,” is debuting today. 
Of the track, Jinks shares, “I wrote ‘Sober Thing’ right after we finished the Mercy album. I was giving up a twenty plus year affair with whiskey and every word of that song is true. I don’t remember writing some of my biggest songs but I damn sure remember writing that one.” 
Produced by Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, ZZ Top) and Jinks’ longtime bassist, Joshua ThompsonChange The Game marks a new chapter for Jinks both personally and professionally, as he is now self-managed with a completely independent team. Across these twelve tracks, Jinks puts forth his signature outlaw country spirit with a new level of artistic maturity, as he delves into raw topics such as his journey with sobriety, the realities of life on the road and the need for redemption and accountability.     
Reflecting on the project, Jinks shares, “This is the most open and honest record I’ve ever recorded, I laid everything out.”
In addition to “Sober Thing,” the album also features a new version of Faith No More’s “Take This Bottle,” featuring special guest Pearl Aday, as well as lead single, “Outlaws & Mustangs,” which debuted earlier this fall. Of the song, Billboard praises, “Jinks’ new song glories in the enlightenment-seeking rebel journeys of the free spirits. A glimmering gospel choir ushers the song to its closing zenith moments,” while Holler declares, “a huge, emotive driving song that we’ve already got on repeat” and Whiskey Riff asserts, “Cody is incredibly talented and has done everything completely on his own, proving that hard work and great music are all you really need to make it in this business.”
Known for his electric live performances, Jinks will continue to tour through 2024 including headline stops at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater, Los Angeles’ Greek Theater, Dallas’ Dos Equis Pavilion, Minneapolis’ The Armory and San Diego’s Rady Shell at Jacobs Park as well as select co-headline dates with Turnpike Troubadours. He will also join Luke Combs as part of his “Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old” stadium tour starting next spring. See below for complete tour itinerary. Full details can be found at
Recorded mainly at MOXE outside of Nashville, TN, Change The Game features Jinks (vocals, acoustic guitar) alongside Chris Claridy (acoustic guitar, electric guitar), David Colvin (drums, percussion), Drew Harakal (B3, piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar), Jake Lentner (acoustic guitar, electric guitar), Joshua Thompson (bass) and Austin “Hotrod” Tripp (pedal steel, dobro). 
Based in Texas, Jinks is one of music’s most prolific and beloved independent musicians. Throughout his ground-breaking career, he has sold over 2 million tickets, released ten studio albums, sold more than 2 million equivalent units and garnered more than 3.5 billion streams across platforms with over 1 billion streams on Spotify and 1.7 billion streams on Pandora, earning him a Pandora Radio Billions Award. 
Additionally, Jinks was named Music Row’s 2023 Independent Artist of the Year—his second time receiving the award—and earned new RIAA certifications for his songs “Loud and Heavy” (2x Platinum), “Hippies & Cowboys” (Platinum), “Must Be The Whiskey” (Platinum), “Mamma Song” (Gold), “I’m Not The Devil” (Gold) and “Cast No Stones” (Gold) as well as for his acclaimed album, Adobe Sessions (Gold). 
Continually committed to supporting and protecting independently minded artists, Jinks recently signed the first artist to Late August, Erin Viancourt, who released her debut album, Won’t Die This Way, this summer to critical acclaim.
1. Sober Thing
2. Outlaws and Mustangs
3. I Can’t Complain
4. Take This Bottle feat. Pearl Aday
5. Deceiver’s Blues
6. A Few More Ghosts
7. Change The Game
8. I Would
9. The Working Man
10. Wasted
11. Always Running
12. What You Love
December 8—Las Vegas, NV—Dolby Live at Park MGM
December 9—Las Vegas, NV—Dolby Live at Park MGM
December 14—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob’s
February 9, 2024—Wallingford, CT—Toyota Oakdale Theatre*
February 10, 2024—Boston, MA—MGM Music Hall at Fenway*
March 7, 2024—Tacoma, WA—Tacoma Dome^^
March 8, 2024—Eugene, OR—Matthew Knight Arena^^
March 9, 2024—Boise, ID—ExtraMile Arena^^
April 11, 2024—Cedar Rapids, IA—Alliant Energy Powerhouse+
April 12, 2024—Milwaukee, WI—American Family Field#
April 13, 2024—Kalamazoo, MI—Wings Event Center+
April 27, 2024—Nashville, TN—Ascend Amphitheater^
May 2, 2024—Orange Beach, AL—The Wharf Amphitheater‡
May 3, 2024—Jacksonville, FL—Everbank Stadium#
May 4, 2024—Wilmington, NC—Oak Bank Pavilion‡
May 10, 2024—San Antonio, TX—Alamodome#
May 11, 2024—Dallas, TX—Dos Equis Pavilion†
May 17, 2024—Santa Clara, CA—Levi’s Stadium#
May 18, 2024—Santa Barbara, CA—Santa Barbara Bowl**
May 19, 2024—Bakersfield, CA—Mechanics Arena**
May 31, 2024—Phoenix, AZ—State Farm Stadium#
June 1, 2024—San Diego, CA—Rady Shell at Jacobs Park†
June 2, 2024—Los Angeles, CA—Greek Theater†
June 7, 2024—Salt Lake City, UT—Rice Eccles Stadium#
June 8, 2024—Grand Junction, CO—Los Colonias Amphitheater~
June 9, 2024—Colorado Springs, CO—Broadmoor World Arena~
June 19-22, 2024—Filer, ID—Gordy’s HWY30 Music Fest—Twin Falls County Fairgrounds
July 18, 2024—Canandaigua, NY—CMAC Amphitheater†
July 19, 2024—East Rutherford, NJ—Metlife Stadium#
August 1, 2024—St. Louis, MO—St. Louis Music Park++
August 2, 2024—Cincinnati, OH—Paycor Stadium#
August 3, 2024—Kansas City, MO—Starlight Theatre++
August 9, 2024—Houston. TX—NRG Stadium#
September 19, 2024—Brandon, MS—Brandon Amphitheatre##
September 20, 2024—Tuscaloosa, AL—Mercedes Benz Amphitheatre##
October 11, 2024—Omaha, NE—Liberty First Credit Union Arena##
October 12, 2024—Minneapolis, MN—The Armory##
*co-headline with Turnpike Troubadours
^^co-headline with Turnpike Troubadours, with special guest Trampled By Turtles
+with special guests Blackberry Smoke and Doc Oliver
#supporting Luke Combs
^with special guests The Steel Woods and Doc Oliver
‡with special guests The Steel Woods and Erin Viancourt
†with special guest Blackberry Smoke
~with special guests Ward Davis and Erin Viancourt
**with special guest The Steel Woods
++with special guests The Steel Woods and Calder Allen
##with special guests Cadillac 3 and Calder Allen
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