Cody Jinks & Jamey Johnson Singing Merle Haggard’s ‘The Way I Am’ Is Just What You Needed Today
At a sold out concert (remember those? concerts?) Cody Jinks and Jamey Johnson joined forces to pay homage to Merle Haggard and left fans with one helluva great rendition of "The Way I Am." It's worth the price of admission alone.
Back in 2017, Jinks was in Nashville for sold out back-to-back nights at historic Ryman Auditorium. At one point during the show Jamey Johnson joined Jinksy on stage and the two put the "church" into "Mother Church" with a stirring rendition of The Hag's classic. Enjoy it up top.
Oh and just in case you missed it, in early August Jinks took to social media to speak directly to his fans. He confirmed plans for that long-rumored acoustic record, a finished Live at Red Rocks record, a double-live album, an apparently completed Jinksy podcast that he's calling “A Couple In.”If that's not enough for you, he's also got a Christmas album coming, and teased us all with a "rock" album. Yeah, Jinks been busy.
"Where to start… The Podcast is in a good place. We’ve already recorded over 15 episodes and the first one that hits is with the incredible Clint Black. It is called “A Couple In” and the show debuts next week.
Just finished an Acoustic Album with the band and it is stacked full of our biggest songs. Not sure when it is coming out, but it’ll be this year. Followed that album up with a Lefty Frizzell cover album, which has been on my to do list for some time. Super stoked about it. I’ve been writing non-stop with some incredibly talented writers before and during this Covid shit… and have more than enough new material to record a few albums. We’ll start recording those in a month or so.
Don’t worry, we have a Covid plan. Covid sucks by the way. Adobe Sessions Unplugged and Behind the Music is on the way. Handful of acoustic guitars, a few cameras, a few drinks and some good times. Josh and I sat down and discussed each song in great detail. This is something we have never done before, so get ready for a bad ass show. It’ll stream early September and for those that purchase the stream, you will have the opportunity to get it on CD as well. The CD will not be available anywhere else for the foreseeable future.
Continuing on… Red Rocks Live is done, mixed, mastered and ready to go. Just waiting on the Vinyl plant to provide us a schedule we can rely on and we’ll be putting that dude out, followed by a Double Live Jinks album that is a collection of songs from various cities over the year. Since the holidays are right around the corner, we came to the conclusion that a Christmas EP is in order.
So, buckle up.