Cody Jinks Thanks Fans For 7 New RIAA Certifications: “These Aren’t Votes, This Is You Guys”

Cody Jinks country music

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Cody Jinks has been a mainstay in the Texas country scene since he burst onto the scene with his 2010 Less Wise album. Following the release of his phenomenal Adobe Sessions record in 2015, it was clear that Jinks was among the best in the business.

Since then, he’s become one of the most accomplished and successful independent country music artists ever, essentially paving the way for a number of great artists to go the indie route.

If there is anybody in all of country music that you can look to for proof that you don’t need a Nashville record deal, you don’t need country radio, and you don’t need to play the cookie cutter Music Row game to be successful in country music, it’s Cody Jinks.

Here’s the proof.

The man just received a whole mess of hardware for new RIAA certifications including a two-times Platinum certification for his hit song “Loud & Heavy,” as well recognition for “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).

And unheard of accomplishment, Cody Jinks is the first independent artist in the modern era of country music to have a Platinum record, and he deserves every ounce of the praise he receives. No awards shows, no record labels, no late night shows… no nothing.

Just old fashioned hard work, actual talent, and great songs that connect with country music fans.

Remember when Sony Music Nashville head Gary Overton famously said “if you’re not on country radio, you don’t exist”? Welp, how you like them apples, Gary?

And what’s more, Jinks committed to supporting other artists with the launch of his new record label, Late August Records. The label’s first signing, Erin Viancourt, is set to release her debut album this summer.

Jinks will continue to hit the road this summer, performing at a number of festivals, amphitheaters, and even supporting Eric Church on a handful of dates.


May 6—Midland, TX—Midland County Horseshoe Amphitheater*
May 7—Midland, TX—Midland County Horseshoe Amphitheater*
May 11—Charlotte, NC—Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre†
May 12—Charlotte, NC—Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre†
May 13—Highland Heights, KY—Truist Arena†
May 19—Huntsville, AL—Orion Amphitheater†
May 20—Jacksonville, FL—Daily’s Place Amphitheater†
May 21—Orlando, FL—Orlando Amphitheater at Florida Fairgrounds†
June 9—Cleveland, OH—Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica‡
June 10—Sterling Heights, MI—Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill‡
July15—Milwaukee, WI—Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival – Veterans Park
August 4—Raleigh, NC—Coastal Credit Union Music Park^
August 5—Bristow, VA—Jiffy Lube Live^
August 11—Indianapolis, IN—Ruoff Music Center^
August 12—Chicago, IL—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^
October 19-22—Fort Worth, TX— Gordy’s HWY30 Music Fest – Texas Motor Speedway

*with special guest Erin Viancourt
†with special guests Charles Wesley Godwin and Erin Viancourt
‡with special guests Whitey Morgan and Erin Viancourt
^supporting Eric Church

“Loud & Heavy”

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A beer bottle on a dock