Rising Country Artist Caroline Jones Debuts New Video for “Tough Guys” @ AXS.com

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Breakout country act stars in sassy and fun video for debut single with a full length album release planned for 2017.

Caroline Jones on the set of the "Tough Guys" video shoot

I wrote ‘Tough Guys’ about being unapologetically true to yourself, but the lyrics are very tongue-in-cheek and sassy. I wanted to make sure that the attitude and intention of the song translated visually.

Rising Country artist Caroline Jones debuts the sassy new music video for her single "Tough Guys" with an exclusive premiere @ AXS.com. The song is off to a very fast start: “Tough Guys” is already #19 on SiriusXm “The Highway” channel..

In the storyline of the video, which was shot at the historic Mack Sennet studios in Los Angeles, Jones interrupts a poker game with a bunch of “Tough Guys” and ends up schooling them on the art of winning – by playing by her own rules.

“Paul Boyd (Shania Twain, Stevie Nicks, Mick Jagger) directed the ‘Tough Guys’ music video,” Jones shares. “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”.

She goes on to say “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, and banjo”.

Raised in Connecticut and now living in Florida, Caroline Jones is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer & radio show host. She fell in love with country music at 16, when she first visited Nashville & attended a writer’s round at the Bluebird Cafe. Enthralled with Music City’s community of singers, songwriters and musicians, Caroline researched the rich history of country music, modeling her songwriting after Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Vince Gill. Caroline states “I most admire these artists because they are great songwriters and musicians as well as vocalists”. Of late she has been inspired by contemporary artists Hunter Hayes, Keith Urban & the Zac Brown Band.

A full-length album will be released in spring 2017, with a nationwide tour to follow.
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