Cody Jinks Proves Outlaw Country Is Here To Stay With ‘Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound’ Cover

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These days, it seems country music is heading more towards pop, but thanks to singers like William Michael Morgan, Chris Stapleton, and Cody Jinks, real country music is not dead after all.

Morgan’s style of country music is more traditional sounding, and he’s certainly making a difference with his No. 1 song “I Met A Girl” and his debut album, Vinyl.

Stapleton’s debut album Traveller debuted in May 2015, but after his performance at the CMA Awards later that year, album sales sky-rocketed and was named the third best country music album released in 2015 by Rolling Stone. His sophomore album From A Room: Volume 1 received critical acclaim and is the first country album to achieve gold status in 2017.

Jinks began his singing career in a metal band, but from the sound of his voice, you know he was destined for country. His breakthrough album I’m Not The Devil reached No. 4 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart, and solidified his status as an outlaw country singer with a cover of Merle Haggard’s “The Way I Am”, as well as the other fantastic 12 tracks.

He’s taking his talents to the Mother Church of Country Music, the Ryman Auditorium, on October 21 for a special show with singer-songwriter Ward Davis. Before he steps on the stage at the Ryman, Jinks is playing several shows around the country and often pays tribute to the outlaws that came before him.

At his show in July, he covered Hank Williams Jr.’s “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound”, and he absolutely killed it. Fans at the show admitted they believe he “is carrying the torch” for outlaw country music, and we’re sure Bocephus himself would agree. 

Watch his take on “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound”, and let us know what you think of it in the comments below! 

Hank Williams Jr. is hitting the road this summer and coming to a city near you – don’t miss your chance to see him LIVE! Tickets always sell out fast for such a legendary singer, get yours now by clicking here!

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