play_arrow

keyboard_arrow_right

skip_previous play_arrow skip_next
00:00 00:00
playlist_play chevron_left
volume_up
chevron_left
  • play_arrow

    LP Country 128k Where Country & Rock Collide

  • play_arrow

    LP Country 320k Where Country & Rock Collide

Country News

CMT Premiere: Caroline Jones Brings Girl-Powered Bluegrass in “Being A Woman (Is Like Being The Sun)”

todayApril 29, 2022 1

Background
share close
by 20h ago

Caroline Jones and a five-piece all-female bluegrass band gathered around an antique-looking microphone in a cozy, wood-paneled room and started to sing her new song “Being A Woman (Is Like Being The Sun)” as cameras rolled.

The setting is vastly different from the arenas Jones will play on the upcoming Zac Brown Band tour. But that’s exactly what she wanted. Jones wrote the song alone, and she recorded it and filmed its accompanying video on the same day.

Embedded from www.youtube.com.


“That is extremely rare, but it actually made for a very high-energy and authentic video,” Jones said. “We filmed literally right after we had just finished tracking, and the creative spark was still very fresh in our minds. These five musicians were able to bring the lyrics to life in a unique and authentic way, having the perspective of womanhood.”

Alison Brown played banjo and produced the record. At the same time, Rebecca Frazier covered guitar and harmony vocals, Kate Lee O’Connor took fiddle and harmony vocals, Mary Meyer played mandolin, and Missy Raines commanded the upright bass.

“It doesn’t get more authentic or real than six musicians gathered around a microphone with acoustic instruments, singing and playing their hearts out,” Jones said. “That tradition and connective energy are what draws me to bluegrass in the first place.”

The singer hopes that fans recognize the hard-earned musicianship and craftsmanship of the all-female band, the depth of feeling and truth in the lyrics, and how the musicians bring them to life.

“Seeing the video for the first time, I felt very proud of the all-female crew led by Rachel Deeb, who really captured the sunlit look I wanted to echo in the lyrics,” Jones said. “I also thought, ’We are badasses!’”

To presave, please click here.

Written by: Cindy Watts

Rate it

Previous post

Country News

40 Years Ago: Bobbie Gentry Walks Away

The tenuous nature of fame means that several artists have walked away from the ACM Awards never to be seen again, but Bobbie Gentry may be the only country singer to have done it so deliberately.On April 29, 1982 -- 40 years ago today -- Gentry (then age 39) vanished. There was no farewell tour, final album or note about her plans; the "Ode to Billie Joe" singer just quietly canceled all upcoming appearances and never stepped into the spotlight again. […]

todayApril 29, 2022


Similar posts

Country News

LISTEN: 10 Songs You Didn't Know Tom T. Hall Wrote

Born May 25, 1936, Tom T. Hall became one of country music's most influential songwriters. The Kentucky native connected with music from an early age, even writing comedic songs to help pass the time while serving in Germany during his time in the U.S. Army. After he returned home in the early […]

todayMay 25, 2022

Post comments (0)

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


0%