I’ve been Heidi Newfield fan since I saw her at our local fair when she was with Trick Pony. If it is possible, I found out I liked her even more when I saw her solo show, where she literally brought the house down with “Johnny and June.” She’s a dynamic, powerful entertainer with awesome personality, and a way of making every fan in the audience feel like they are the reason she is there. Heidi now has a new single, and a new video. I received the press release below a few days ago, and wanted to get it up for all of you today.
Heidi Newfield’s dramatic new video, “Why’d You Have To Be So Good”, is now showing on CMT Pure, GAC and The Country Network. Fans can see the video on those networks or on Heidi’s web site.
The power ballad, which deals with heartbreak, loss and hope, is getting great reviews. “I first heard this song about eight years ago, if you can believe that. It has always been special, and I had hoped it would come home to me someday. So, here we are.” Heidi says. “I think this video is amazing and so different than anything else out there. I got the chance to dig deep and pull from some real emotions. It was also fun to play with the hair and makeup and fashion forward look throughout. I think my fans will get it and love it and I hope to make a lot more new fans with this one as well.”
Directed by Eric Welch, the video features Heidi in two settings: one totally black and one totally white. “There’s a constant struggle between hope and fear within all of us. This video allows the viewer to watch that internal struggle play out. The black represents the sadness you feel when you lose someone or a fear that has its grip on us,” Heidi says. “The white represents hope which will always exist even in the midst of fear if we only allow it.” Heidi describes the dramatic nature of the video as a departure from anything her fans have seen from her in the past. “It was fun to act a little bit,” she added.
With a history of platinum selling albums and Top 20 singles, Heidi Newfield drew rave reviews for her debut solo album, “What Am I Waiting For”. The album contained the hit single, “Johnny and June”, which was RIAA certified gold and received four ACM award nominations. Now the flagship artist for Sidewalk Records, Heidi’s new album will follow the lead single, “Why’d You Have To Be So Good”, which was written by hitmakers Jeffrey Steele and Jeremy Popoff (lead guitarist for heavy metal band, Lit.) Fans can download the single at iTunes.