Trace Adkins debuted his music video for “Jesus and Jones” on CMT today, a video that demonstrates walking the line between temptation and good intentions. The video premiered during the morning video block and is now available at TraceAdkins.cmt.com.
The music video, shot outside Nashville, opens with Trace amongst a group of friends waking up wearing last night’s clothes after a boisterous Saturday night. As they get their bearings, neighbors begin to gather for Sunday morning services. Eventually, Trace’s late-night crew arrives one by one to sing for salvation.
“If you just listen to the title of the song, Jesus and Jones, it means basically living somewhere between heaven and hell, I suppose,” music video director, Peter Zavadil said. “So where is someone in between heaven and hell? It’s not the night before, it’s the morning after. So it’s that point where you’re weighing, ‘did I have good times or bad times’ as you’re on your way to church in the morning.”
Bearing George Jones’ name, the song about walking the line references the country legend’s hit, “White Lightning,” in the lyric, “I wish I could find a gear between ‘White Lightning’ and John 3:16.”
The music video also tips its hat to Jones with footage of him and ironic scenes of Trace’s pals rolling into the church’s parking lot on lawnmowers, recalling Jones traveling eight miles by lawnmower to the liquor store after his wife hid the car keys.
ABOUT TRACE ADKINS: Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. His hit list includes “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone (Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins),” and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. Trace kicked off 2016 with the release of “Jesus and Jones,” his first single with BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised over $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. Thus far, Adkins has performed 10 USO Tours.
In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, the former oil-rigger recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Trace has played a tough as nails biker in The Lincoln Lawyer (starring Matthew McConaughey) and a wise tattoo artist in the family-friendly Moms’ Night Out (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Sarah Drew).https://www.countryschatter.com/2016/05/trace-adkins-premieres-jesus-and-jones-video-on-cmt/New ReleasesNewsPress ReleaseTV AppearanceVideosBBR Music Group Wheelhose Records,CMT,Every Light in the House is On,Jesus and Jones,Peter Zavadil,Sarah Drew,Sean Astin,Songs About Me,trace adkins,You're Gonna Miss this