Ward Davis On Cody Jinks’ Upcoming Metal Album: “A F*cking Masterpiece”

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We’ve all been anticipating some new music from Cody Jinks for a while now.

Yesterday, he revealed that he recorded nearly 30 country songs last month, and that a country album would be coming out sometime in the fall.

But then, Cody’s good buddy and writing partner (and a phenomenal artist in his own right) Ward Davis, revealed that Cody was also gearing up to record a metal album with a new band called Caned By Nod.

“10 songs in the bank. The “Caned By Nod” debut album will properly melt your faces off in all the best ways possible. Coming this October or November.”

But he went even deeper in a Cody Jinks fan group on Facebook:

Here’s what he said:

“Wanted to share something with you guys.

“As y’all know, I’m a big supporter and fan of my pal Cody, and he’s always been the same way when it comes to me. I’m not one to blow smoke up his ass or anyone else’s for that matter. I reserve my opinion on a lot of things for the people with whom I think should know.

In today’s case, I wanted to share something with you, the Flockers, who hold my friend in such a high regard, as I do.

As many of you may have figured out by now, Caned By Nod, is the musical love child that Cody has spawned with the 10,000 snakes in his head. I knew Cody had been talking about this ‘Metal Record,’ for several years, but figured he was maintaining a level of sanity and objectively to keep him from completely going off the deep end, and entertaining his little wet dream.

I mean, Cody’s our guy, right? This is the voice, and the songs, that me, and you, and every other true country music fan has been waiting for for years. Jinks came along, and swung the door wide open for guys like me, and gave us all a reason to believe that country music was alive and well in the ears of the fans that needed that music so badly.

What the hell must he be thinking to step outside our little world to create something so far from such a pure form of American art?

Well, I don’t know what he was thinking, because after I heard the ‘metal record,’ in the studio, I realized there was more to my friend than I would ever know, because the music he created for this Caned by Nod project, is a FUCKING MASTERPIECE.

There, I said it.

There are layers to this dude, man. I sat on the couch at Sonic Ranch with my jaw on the floor for about an hour, as my ole pal blew my mind, over, and over, and over again. I like to think the music Cody and I have made together was some of his best, as I know it is some of mine.

But this shit blows everything out of the water. I have no idea what the plans are for this record. All I can tell you is that I heard the record from top to bottom, and it is literally one of the greatest things I have ever heard.

When this music starts trickling out, you will find out what I suspected, and now know for sure. Cody Jinks is a goddamn genius, and the world is in for one hell of a treat.”


So, we now know the name of the project, Caned By Nod, and it appears we’re truly gonna catch a glimpse of just how versatile Jinks is as an artist. It also sounds like we may be getting something similar to Sturgill’s SOUND & FURY album… plus that whole other country album he’s been recording.

And if we’re hearing such praise from an established great singer/songwriter like Ward Davis, it sounds like we have something special on our hands.

So now? We wait… but one thing is for sure, it’s gonna be a GREAT fall.

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