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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It's challenging coming up with enough superlatives to describe Cody Jinks' "The Wanting." Yes, it surpasses the traditional country sonic test. Just listen to the twangy electric and steel guitar on "Bite Of Something Sweet." Although taking the latter advice literally, may lead to a diabetic coma, Jinks delivers its words with an enjoyably conversational tone, the song - both musically and lyrically - feels like something Merle Haggard might have written and sung. ...
Jewelers are trained to recognize flaws in personal ornaments, but even one of these experts would find no faults in this Cody Jinks' recorded work. It's a nearly perfect collection comprised of songs you'll want to listen to again and again.
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