Joshua Scott Jones Debuts Video For New Single

Courtesy:  MSO PR

Courtesy: MSO PR

Joshua Scott Jones, one half of the country duo Steel Magnolias, officially debuted the video for his new single ‘Honk (If You’re Tonky)’ this week.

The video is the companion piece to the lead single from Jones’ debut solo album The Healing, which is due out later this year.  It can be viewed online now via YouTube and Vevo at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqdJRcJF7Qk and http://www.vevo.com/watch/joshua-scott-jones/honk-if-youre-tonky/QMGR31400913 respectively.  Fans can download Jones’ new single now via iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/honk-if-youre-tonky-single/id789803809.

Jones shared his rather surprising inspiration for the video in a recent interview saying it was actually inspired by a well-known pop star.  “I had the idea for the video from Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies,’ he said.  “I wanted to make a dance video, but a honky tonk style video, so we shot half of it in black and white, and the other half in color. It was me, and two dancers…It’s edgy, cool, and upbeat. I think it’s something people won’t want to take their eyes off of.”

In regards to the song itself, Jones says it is a song for all the men out there.  “‘Honk (If You’re Tonky)’ spoke very loudly to me right off the bat as an anthem for guys,” he says.  “It speaks to the misunderstood side of men, that makes us rough around the edges while carrying the burden of a big heart and just wanting to live in harmony with yourself. What better than an ‘anthem’ for a first single?”

Jones self-produced his new upcoming solo debut record as well as handling many of the instrumental duties, too.  He went on in his interview to explain the meaning behind his new album in whole and what the album means to him as an artist.  “I feel like it’s really a chance for my voice to be heard. It’s really a personal record that reflects on my head space over the past few years and what I’ve been through,” he said.  “I’m excited about it because I think it will translate well to all the fans we had as a duo in Steel Magnolia. I tried to take them with me for the ride, and gain a few more. It means a lot to me.”

Jones already has a small handful of live dates scheduled in support of his new single and upcoming album. He will perform next Monday, March 7th at the Warehouse in East Battle Creek, Michigan.  The following night, he will be at the Diesel Lounge in Chesterfield, Michigan.  From there, he will make his way to dates in Pennsylvania and Florida.  Jones’ most current list of tour dates is available below.

DATE

CITY

VENUE

3/7

East Battle Creek, MI

Warehouse

3/8

Chesterfield, MI

Diesel Lounge

3/15

Uniondale, PA

Herrick Ski Lodge

3/21

St. Augustine, FL

Cafe Eleven

*3/22

Englewood, FL

Englewood Event Center

*Supporting Chris Cagle

More information on Joshua Scott Jones, his tour, single, and upcoming album is available online now at http://www.joshuascottjones.com, http://www.facebook.com/JoshuaScottJonesMusic, and http://twitter.com/JoshScottJones.  To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at http://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Rochelle Diamante’s New Single Causing A Lot Of “Buzz”

Teen singer/instrumentalist Rochelle Diamante is quickly making quite the name for herself.  The seventeen-year old Seattle, WA native now lives in Los Angeles, where she is a straight-A students and captain of her high school dance team.  Diamond is also an instrumentalist.  She plays ukulele, piano and guitar.  Since joining YouTube last year, the young artist has earned herself nearly ten million views in under a year.  Over the course of that time, she also recorded a number of songs with a variety of producers including:  David Ryan Harris (John Mayer), Blake English (Kelly Rowland, Brandy) and Mike Mac (Beluga Heights).  She already has over twenty songs completed with plenty more still in the works.

Diamante has quite the resume already about her.  It includes singing credits with Richard Marx, serving as a model for a recent fashion video produced by Michelle Phan and Vivienne Tam and even being the focus of a short story written by award winning playwright Josefina Lopez (Real Women have Curves).  Now she can add music video star to her resume as she has released not only a new single but the video for her single as well.  The single is titled, ‘Queen Bee.’  And the video tries to harness the somewhat old school swing style sound mixed with her pop styling.  The video sees the young starlet dancing through her house in a dream sequence, surrounded by a number of young men as she sings, “I’m a queen bee/You can call me honey/But I just might sting…You gotta be sweet if you want my honey/Gotta beware if you want my heart.”  Anyone who is a fan of Beyonce or J-Lo will like Miss Diamante’s sound in this song.  Audiences can check out her video now on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkb_zTQI9dM.   After checking out her new video, fans can follow her on her official Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/IamRochelle

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Treasure Chest Entertainment Introduces New Pop Trio To The World

Destiny’s Child, TLC, and the Spice Girls are just a few of the female fronted pop acts that have given young female audiences someone to look up to for many years.  Now a new up and coming act is giving young women everywhere someone to look up to yet again.  The up-and-coming teen pop act, Girl Squad was recently signed to Warner Bros. subsidiary, Treasure Chest Entertainment. 

The group’s three members—Millie, Maddie, and Lexis—all come from different parts of the country.  Millie hails from Alabama.  She has grown up a fan of pop star Christina Aguilera (The Voice), Niki Minaj (American Idol), and John Mayer just to name a few.  She is a very talented individual.  She is a dancer and cheerleader and even participates in musical theater.

Maddie comes from San Diego, California.  She moved to L.A. with her family in 2010.  Maddie had the honor of performing our nation’s National Anthem at a Phoenix Suns game at the age of nine, and earned her first acting gig in a stage production of How The Grinch Stole Christmas.  She says that her biggest influences are:  Justin Bieber, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga.

Lexis comes from perhaps the farthest away.  She comes from far off Anchorage, Alaska.  Thanks to her performance of hits from the likes of Rihanna , Katy Perry, and Beyonce, Lexi has become a YouTube sensation in her own right.  She won her very first vocal competition at the age of ten with her take on Whitney Houston’s classic, ‘I Have Nothing.’  While she enjoyed life in Anchorage, she says that moving to L.A. was the only way she could pursue a real chance at her dream of signing professionally.  “Although Anchorage is slower than other places, life was really good there. But in order for me to fulfill my dream, I nearly begged my Mom to move us to Los Angeles so I could seize an opportunity like Girl Squad”, she said.

The girls’ first single, ‘Oh Well’ is out now.  Fans can check out the video for the song now online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a85L7tEG-8g.  There are even expectations for a new single on the way as well as a new show centered on the girls.  To get the latest on Girl Squad, fans can go online to http://www.facebook.com/GIRLSQUADWORLD and http://twitter.com/#!/GirlSquad1.

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