About Jody Jenkins
San Antonio native, Jody Jenkins is carrying on a family tradition. Jody’s grandfather was a professional musician. Jody’s dad, Bobby, continued to carry on that tradition and passed the love of music down to his son. Jody is now one of Texas’ most successful country acts. In 1999 Jody released his debut CD, Dancin’ The Night Away. Three nationally charted singles from the CD have established Jody as an act that has what it takes to make it on a national level. The CD also received extensive play in Europe.
Jody started playing bass guitar in the seventh grade and at that young age showed great promise as a musician.
For the next few years Jody would often set in with his dad’s band. Not long after graduating from high school he went on the road with his dad’s band. After being on the road for a few years, and getting a good education in the music business, Jody became the lead singer for the band. A few years of hard work and Jody was ready to record his first CD, Dancin‘ The Night Away. Jody and his dad, Bobby, wrote all 13 songs for the CD and with the exception of one cut, That Old Country Dance Floor, the CD was recorded in their recording studio.
The Jody Jenkins Band is popular in San Antonio and beyond-way beyond. The band rose above 7,500 entries in the Marlboro Country Music Talent Round-Up, winning the finals competition in Nashville, Tn. The big win brought the band cash and prizes, including a recording session with top Nashville producer Scott Hendricks. The product of that session was “That Old Country Dance Floor”, their first charted single from the CD. The following year, Jody toured and opened for Brooks & Dunn, Dwight Yokum, Alabama, Restless Heart, and others in the Marlboro Country Music Concert Tour.
Jody and the band made its international debut, flying to Morocco to headline ,then Crown Prince, Sidi Mohammed’s birthday celebration and Texas style barbecue. They had the international guests partying down south Texas style. Sidi Mohammad, who is now King of Morocco, invited Jody and the band back for a second performance in May of 2001. They performed at the Royal Palace in Agadir. Jody and the guys had a great time and hope to return soon. Can you say command performance?
Jody’s show combines his original music, contemporary country covers and classic rock. The crowd-pleasing mix has made the band a fixture on Texas’ club and party circuit.
Jody’s second CD, Under A Texas Moon, is to be released July 1, 2001. The first single that will be released in mid May is titled I Just Couldn’t Go On. There are ten cuts on the CD that were written by Jody and Bobby Jenkins. The CD is a mix of traditional and new country which makes it appealing to a wide range of musical tastes. Jody is as versatile a singer as he is a performer. You’re in for a real treat with his new CD.
Visit Jody’s web site at www.jodyjenkins.com.