Title track of Cody Jinks' anticipated new album debuts today

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Friday, February 16, 2024

The title track of Cody Jinks’ highly anticipated new album, Change The Game, is debuting today. Listen/share HERE.

Of the song, Jinks shares, “I remember playing the song ‘Change The Game’ for the first time in December of 2022 in Vegas, sixteen months before the Change The Game record will be released. I think we’ve played it every show since! I love playing the song every night and I love the message I think people are getting from it.”

Produced by Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, ZZ Top) and Jinks’ longtime bassist, Joshua Thompson, Change The Game will be released March 22 via his own label, Late August Records, in partnership with The Orchard (pre-order/pre-save here). Ahead of the release, Jinks has unveiled two additional tracks: “Sober Thing” and “Outlaws & Mustangs,” of which 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 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.” The official music video for “Outlaws & Mustangs” also debuted earlier this week, which is deeply personal to Jinks as it features his father (Steve Jinks) and daughter (Meredith Jinks). Watch/share HERE.

Recorded mainly at MOXE outside of Nashville, TN, Change 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.”
Known for his electric live performances, Jinks will continue to tour through this fall including upcoming headline shows 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 this spring. See below for complete tour itinerary. Full details can be found at www.codyjinks.com.

In addition to Jinks (vocals, acoustic guitar), Change The Game features 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). The record also includes a new version of Faith No More’s “Take This Bottle,” featuring special guest Pearl Aday.

Jinks has always built his career on his own terms. Drawing on his unique musical background—growing up near Fort Worth, TX, where he cut his teeth in bars and honky-tonks as well as the influential local metal scene—Jinks learned to disrupt the status quo with an industrious, do-it-yourself approach.
“One of the most beloved and successful independent voices in country music” (Wide Open Country), Jinks has amassed a loyal fanbase throughout his career, having sold over 2 million tickets to date. He’s also released ten full-length albums that regularly chart near the top of Billboard Country and Independent Albums charts, garnered 3.5 billion streams across platforms and had eight songs certified RIAA Platinum or Gold, led by the double-platinum success of “Loud and Heavy.” In recognition of this hard work, Jinks was named Music Row’s 2023 Independent Artist of the Year—the second time he’s received this honor.

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

March 7—Tacoma, WA—Tacoma Dome*
March 8—Eugene, OR—Matthew Knight Arena*
March 9—Boise, ID—ExtraMile Arena*
April 11—Cedar Rapids, IA—Alliant Energy Powerhouse‡
April 12—Milwaukee, WI—American Family Field†
April 13—Kalamazoo, MI—Wings Event Center‡
April 27—Nashville, TN—Ascend Amphitheater+
May 2—Orange Beach, AL—The Wharf Amphitheater^
May 3—Jacksonville, FL—Everbank Stadium†
May 4—Wilmington, NC—Oak Bank Pavilion^
May 10—San Antonio, TX—Alamodome†
May 11—Dallas, TX—Dos Equis Pavilion~
May 17—Santa Clara, CA—Levi’s Stadium†
May 18—Santa Barbara, CA—Santa Barbara Bowl‡‡
May 19—Bakersfield, CA—Mechanics Arena‡‡
May 31—Phoenix, AZ—State Farm Stadium†
June 1—San Diego, CA—Rady Shell at Jacobs Park~
June 2—Los Angeles, CA—Greek Theater~
June 7—Salt Lake City, UT—Rice Eccles Stadium†
June 8—Grand Junction, CO—Los Colonias Amphitheater**
June 9—Colorado Springs, CO—Broadmoor World Arena**
July 18—Canandaigua, NY—CMAC Amphitheater~
July 19—East Rutherford, NJ—Metlife Stadium†
August 1—St. Louis, MO—St. Louis Music Park††
August 2—Cincinnati, OH—Paycor Stadium†
August 3—Kansas City, MO—Starlight Theatre††
August 9—Houston, TX—NRG Stadium†
September 14—Bushkill, PA—Zakk Wylde Presents: Berzerkus 2024
September 19—Brandon, MS—Brandon Amphitheatre++
September 20—Tuscaloosa, AL—Mercedes Benz Amphitheatre++
October 11—Omaha, NE—Liberty First Credit Union Arena++
October 12—Minneapolis, MN—The Armory++
*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 The Cadillac Three and Calder Allen