We first reported on the possibility of a Cody Jinks music festival back in March. In May his inaugural "Loud and Heavy Fest" was made official. Today we finally got the first-time festival's date locked in, and most important we know who will be playing it.

Mark those calendars, then put in those vacation days -- Loud and Heavy Fest 2018 is coming to Fort Worth Texas, and Panther Island on August 18th. The lineup is great! Cody Jinks, Whiskey Myers, Corrosion of Conformity, Whitey Morgan, Nikki Lane, Colter Wall, The Sword, Sunny Sweeney, Paul Cauthen, and Ward Davis.

Tickets go on sale June 15th, here.

The release of Cody Jinks' new album, Lifers, has been pushed back from its original target of "before June 1," it is now scheduled to be released on July 27th. A new single “Must Be The Whiskey” is set to hit radio mid-June.