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Chesney, Jinks release new music

Friday, July 27, 2018 – Kenny Chesney is back with a heartfelt album, "Songs for the Saints," recorded in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Chesney owns a home. Chesney sings of the resilience of the people and their experiences. This is Chesney's 17th career disc and first with Warner Brothers. Chesney co-wrote 5 of the 12 songs. Ziggy Marley performs duet vocals on "Love for Love City," Jimmy Buffett on a cover of his own "Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season" and Mindy Smith provides backing vocals on "Better Boat."

Cody Jinks is out with "Lifers," his debut for Rounder. Jinks raised his profile a lot with his last release, "I'm Not the Devil." The new disc, his ninth, contains 11 songs with Jinks helping write 9 of them.

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Lifers CD review - Lifers
The cover art of Cody Jinks' latest album shows an elderly man who has been down many a road in his life. That or it's a rendering of Oak Ridge Boys' singer William Lee Golden! Regardless, Jinks doesn't come off as some retro-sounding country artist, but keeps enough sonic Opry-ish meat to make things shine. Jinks excels at letting the songs lead him along while avoiding tinkering things to death. "Must Be The Whiskey" strolls along without any »»»
I'm Not the Devil CD review - I'm Not the Devil
The outlaw country vibe that emanates from Cody Jinks' latest, "I'm Not the Devil," is as palpable as a Muhammad Ali jab, and it extends far beyond Jinks' cover of Merle Haggard's "The Way I Am." Like many of the purveyors of the absolute best of authentic country music these days, Jinks' upbringing is rich with country tradition but his musical roots are steeped in metal, including a six-year stint with thrash outfit Unchecked Aggression. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Combs, Gill, Harris, Crow comprise one final musical platter – Vince Gill played host to an entertaining guitar pull, a show which also featured his longtime friend, Emmylou Harris, slightly newer friend Sheryl Crow and brand-new friend Luke Combs. Gill joked from the outset that this All for the Hall fundraising show needed Combs to sell tickets, and by the audience's response, it was clear many came only to see Combs.... »»»
Concert Review: Stapleton shows his traditional roots – Chris Stapleton's All-American Road show feels like a singular mission to rid the genre of the bro country scourge that has plagued it for years. He came out with a blazing one-two punch of "Second One To Know" and "Without Your Love" and packed a stadium sized onslaught into a 9,000-seat arena. He never once veered from his... »»»
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