Caroline Jones is one of the most formidable new talents in Country music. Her star is not only on the rise, but it is set to explode with the release of her debut album next Spring. Raised in the East, she has brought a unique style and charm to the Nashville music scene. Aside from her charismatic vocals, Jones writes her own music, and with the exception of bass and drums, performed all the instruments on her forthcoming record. She is co-producing the album with Grammy and Academy Award-winner Ric Wake, who has also worked with the likes of similarly talented artists such as Trisha Yearwood, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston.
The advance single from the record, “Tough Guys,” has been roughing up Country radio and music streaming services like Spotify. SiriusXM’s “The Highway” is having a love affair with the song playing it dozens of times a week and fans cannot get enough of the song’s playful attitude. This week, Jones is premiering her video for “Tough Guys” exclusively on AXS.
“Paul Boyd (Shania Twain, Stevie Nicks, Mick Jagger) directed the ‘Tough Guys’ music video,” Jones shares with AXS. “He had the vision for the iconic, stylized black and white treatment, which I loved, and we collaborated on the storyline involving the ‘Tough Guys’. I wanted to make sure that the attitude and intention of the song translated visually: I wrote ‘Tough Guys’ about being unapologetically true to yourself, but the lyrics are very tongue-in-cheek and sassy. The song calls out the hypocrites who think you should be different so they can feel better. It is not about seeking approval or winning people over, it's about expressing who you are fearlessly with the understanding that how other people interpret you has very little to do with you.
“The video treatment gave me the opportunity to work with trained stuntmen (!) and we created a fight scene that hopefully is simultaneously exciting, punchy, cheeky and comedic. I also really enjoyed performing with the different instruments I played on the record: dobro, electric guitar, banjo. I am very excited to share the video with you!”
Caroline is currently wrapping up the debut record down in Florida and gearing up for a huge 2017 with the album and a national tour in the works. Catch up with Jones on her social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Check out the exclusive premiere of “Tough Guys” by Caroline Jones below..