Country music radio is a vast wasteland. But country music has never been better. It is just that you won’t hear on the radio the vast majority of the great stuff musicians—more in Texas than in Tennessee—are churning out. Where, then, do you find out about it? Here. I mean, other places are better, but here too. To that end, I will regularly feature Texas country (and Red Dirt and Americana and Cowpunk and Old Time…) albums on the Friday they are released (Every Day Should Be Friday?).
Out today: Lifers by Cody Jinks.
Cody Jinks is one of the best new acts to hit the stage this decade. Out of Fort Worth, Jinks’ makes music with a 70s outlaw country edge to it and has the looks to go with it.
Check out a couple songs on YouTube:
Somewhere Between I Love You And I’m Leavin’
You can order Lifers from Amazon.
More upcoming releases:
Shooter by Shooter Jennings – August 10
I Travel On by Jason Eady – August 10
Immortal Americans by Austin Lucas – August 17
My Way by Willie Nelson (Frank Sinatra tribute album) – September 14
Southern Ambrosia by Kristina Murray – September 21
Songs of the Plains by Colter Wall – October 12
Southern Ground Sessions EP by Blackberry Smoke – October 26
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