The slow game of hangman is over for Cody Jinks. His long-awaited new album, Lifers, should arrive by June, and at least one album cut called “Can’t Quit Enough” has already made it onto the singer’s set list. It’s the type of genuine Texas honky tonk scorcher craved by Jink’s flock of fans, lovingly called his “blacksheep.”
Footage from a Jan. 27 stop in New Orleans shows Jinks and his band rip through “Can’t Quit Enough” for the first time. The song touches on late night gigs and unshakable bad habits with the conviction of a grizzled performer. At age 37, Jinks really has played roadside bars stretching to Minnesota and back as a thrash metal musician and a country singer, lending credibility to this and other tales of living in a van. After the song, Jinks lets the crowd know that they were the first to hear a cut from Lifers.
Jinks once again proves his songwriting chops and his band’s rock ‘n’ roll swagger with a song sure to solicit applause in smoke-filled bars and larger venues. No wonder Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson digs the guy.
Lifers follows Jinks’ 2016 career breakthrough I’m Not the Devil. That album debuted at number four on the Top Country Albums chart without major label backing. It introduced Jinks to a lot of new listeners overnight, despite being his seventh self-issued release via Cody Jinks Music since 2008. His heightened profile led to a memorable national television debut on Conan.