Joshua Scott Jones Debuts Video For New Single

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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 https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Joshua Scott Jones Releases Debut Single

Courtesy:  MSO PR

Courtesy: MSO PR

Joshua Scott Jones, one half of the country duo Steel Magnolias, has released the lead single from his upcoming debut solo record The Healing.  ‘Honk (If You’re Tonky)’ is the lead single from Jones’ upcoming solo debut.  Fans can check out the song online now at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feWZnCS5iHs&feature=youtu.be.  Jones explains of his new single that it is a song for guys.  “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,” he said.  “What better than an ‘anthem’ for a first single?”

Jones wore a number of hats in the creation of his new album.  Along with writing the songs that make up the album and playing a number of instruments on each song, he also served as the album’s executive producer.  Jones explained in a recent interview how he has changed since the release of Steel Magnolias’ most recent record roughly three years ago and how this upcoming record is a reflection of how he has grown and changed since then.  “I feel like at this point in my life as an artist, I can’t be anything but candid. The record certainly reflects my headspace over the last few years and tells the story of what I’ve gone through, especially the title track of the record, ‘The Healing.’”

Jones will treat a handful of lucky fans to an early listen to his album later this month when he performs a free show at the Country Radio Seminar Week February 19th at 12th and Porter.  Jones’ set starts at 9pm ET.  More live dates are expected to be announced as the release date for Jones’ new album nears.  Fans can keep up with the latest tour announcements and more from Joshua Scott Jones online 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 https://philspicks.wordpress.com.