Pinmonkey was an American country music group formed in 1998 by Michael Reynolds (lead vocals), brothers Michael (vocals, bass guitar) and Chad Jeffers (Dobro, lap steel guitar), and former Pure Prairie League member Rick Schell (drums, vocals). Their first album, Speak No Evil, was released independently in 2002. Later that same year, they signed to BNA Records and released their self-titled album. It produced the singles "Barbed Wire and Roses" and "I Drove All Night", both of which charted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. The band later released a cover of Robbie Fulks’ "Let’s Kill Saturday Night", but it failed to reach Top 40. They were nominated for an American Country Music (ACM) award and appeared on the broadcast to present an award in Las Vegas.
Schell departed as well, with Mike Crouch taking his place as drummer; Chad Jeffers also left to join Keith Urban’s road band. Reduced to a trio composed of Mike Crouch, Michael Jeffers, and Michael Reynolds, Pinmonkey released their third album (titled Big Shiny Cars) on the independent Back Porch label in 2005.