Archive | May 5, 2014

Joshua Scott Jones Set to Release Debut Solo Album, The Healing, June 3, 2014

Joshua Scott Jones, best known as one half of the country duo Steel Magnolia, will release his debut solo album, The Healing, on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.  The 11-track project is a collection of songs, which candidly retells the singer’s personal struggles and emotional journey over the last couple of years.  Each track exposes the raw emotions he experienced since he started working on his solo material last year. “This has been a long time coming for me,” he said.  “I feel like it’s really a chance for my voice to be heard.”


Jones opened up about his struggles with addiction and how the recording of The Healing was instrumental in his recovery exclusively to PEOPLE Magazine.  Jones felt it was time to publicly tell his story for the first time, explaining, “I feel like at this point in my life I don’t want to be anything but candid. This 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.’  Although I’ve been near the top before in my career, I’m looking forward to experiencing it all again; this time clean, clear and healthy.”


The Healing kicks off with the catchy male anthem, “Honk (If You’re Tonky),” a fun introduction for the tracks that follow including the groove-infused “Tennessee Blue,” the candid throwback “Lover Let Me Show You My Heart,” and the carefree “Whiskey Anthem.”  On many of the tracks found on The Healing, Jones opens up and tells a story that begs to be heard.  One notable track, “Just How A Heart Breaks,” was written on the piano at Cumberland Heights in Nashville, Tennessee where Jones completed his 30-day stay in rehab.  The album closes with the title track that is powerful and raw with honest lyrics that cut straight through your heart (that spark in our eyes/ that God was revealing/ may the hurt that we’re feeling / lead to the healing.)


In anticipation of the release, fans can pre-order The Healing on iTunes and receive instant downloads of “Honk (If You’re Tonky),” “Tennessee House,” and “The Healing.”  Click HERE to pre-order or visit,


A free download of the title track, “The Healing,” is available by picking up the current issue of PEOPLE Country on newsstands now.


The Healing Track Listing:


1. “Honk (If You’re Tonky)”

(Josh Alford / Joshua Scott Jones)

2. “DUI”

(Joshua Scott Jones / Leland Grant)

3. “Tennessee Blue”

(Joshua Scott Jones)

4. “City Of Angels”

(Joshua Scott Jones)

5. “Rearview”

(Joshua Scott Jones / Lady Goodman)

6. “Whiskey Anthem”

(Jeffrey Steele / Joshua Scott Jones / Meghan Moore)

7. “You & I”

(James Farrell / Joshua Scott Jones)

8. “Tennessee House”

(Joshua Scott Jones)

9. “Lover Let Me Show You My Heart “

(Joshua Scott Jones)

10. “Just How A Heart Breaks”

(Joshua Scott Jones)

11. “The Healing”

(Joshua Scott Jones / Lady Goodman)


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Country Now, the first original country music-dedicated YouTube channel, today announced that it has inked an exclusive partnership with YouTube phenomenon Julia Sheer, whose 450,000+ subscribers and 72 million views ranks her as one of YouTube’s best know and most followed artists.  The partnership will incorporate a 6-part daily online series, Blackbird Sings and music video premiere, produced by Country Now in association with The Blackbird Studio/Academy. “Should’ve Run” is be available at at all digital retailers and at URL. For a preview of Blackbird Sings go to and to purchase a copy of “Should’ve Run” visit URL.


“With this unique content partnership with one of YouTube’s biggest artists, Country Now is looking to change the paradigm in how country music gets created and marketed.  In Blackbird Sings we’re combining the best of the Nashville’s hit making abilities with YouTube’s growing power to create new stars by reaching untapped audiences.” said Dominic Sandifer, President Country Now/Greenlight Media & Marketing, LLC.  “Working at Blackbird Studios with legendary insiders like studio owner John McBride and record exec Butch Waugh allowed Country Now and Julia Sheer the incredible chance to produce a new single while documenting the process.


The campaign will launch with the Monday, May 5th premiere, of Blackbird Sings, which was filmed by Country Now, at McBride’s iconic Blackbird Studio in Nashville. The series, which can be seen at URL, chronicles the creative collaboration involved with the making of “Should’ve Run”, which was driven by 30 students attending the post-secondary, mentor-based program, the Blackbird Academy at Blackbird Studio.


“This was an incredible experience from top to bottom,” said Julia Sheer.  “The whole creative process, being able to work with so many talented people and at Blackbird Studio – it was almost overwhelming.  Country Now and its team, couldn’t have been more professional, nurturing and creative in the making of Blackbird Sings, my music video and in their planning for this release.  I cannot thank them enough.”



Blackbird Sings can be seen nightly Monday, May 5th through Saturday, May 10th at TIME at URL and will include the Friday, May 9thdebut of “Should’ve Run” and its music video.



About Country Now:

Country Now, a YouTube/Greenlight Media & Marketing partnership, is the first original country music and lifestyle-dedicated YouTube channel. Its programming features artist news, music videos, live performance and lifestyle programming showcasing fashion, comedy and culture.  Country Now is the home of the highly acclaimed series Live From Blackbird Studio, whose intimate performances have featured some of Country music’s best including Eli Young Band, Love and Theft, Dakota Bradley, Parmelee, Joe Nichols and countless others.


About The Blackbird Academy:

The Blackbird Academy Professional School of Audio is a post-secondary, mentor-based educational facility, offering Studio Engineering & Live Sound Engineering Programs taught by professional instructors and award winning guest lecturers.  Each of the programs is six months in length, with four start dates per year. Maximum enrollment is 30 students per class. The Blackbird Academy is built on the foundation of Blackbird Studio, the Nashville home to a community of engineers, producers, musicians and technical staff who over the years have taken the art of audio recording to new heights.


Blackbird Studio, under the ownership/leadership of John and Martina McBride, has become the leading recording studio in the country.  John’s love for Audio and Education led him to create The Blackbird Academy in 2013. The principles and beliefs that guide the Academy’s programs are simple: Challenge and educate students by presenting them with real life scenarios that an engineer/producer would encounter on a daily basis and train students in studios and labs that are professionally designed for engineers to hone their craft.


About Julia Sheer: 461,078 subscribers/72,498,501 views

Julia Sheer calls Golden, Colorado home, but she doesn’t spend much time there anymore. She recently moved to Nashville and after building her YouTube page at 16, Julia’s career took off. Doing features with other YouTube stars such as Tyler Ward, Alex Goot and Matty B allowed her to breakout on her own and develop her own voice as one of the worlds biggest followings on YouTube. Sparking one album of original material and a second original album under her duo Caroline County to go along with her catalog of countless pop cover songs, that have put her sales among the top independent artists on the iTunes charts.


A short stint with singer/songwriter Matthew McGinn under the moniker Caroline County opened up Julia to the country music world and the success has continued since working on publishing deals with country superstars such as Clay Walker. With her fans continued support, her Facebook page boasts over 200,000 fans and her YouTube Channel reaches over 450K subscribers driving her recording, merchandising, and touring business. This has turned the heads of brands such as Oreo who have endorsed her. Since recently moving to Nashville she has began putting the pieces in place to put out her debut country album this fall all the while releasing covers on YouTube and hitting the road for fairs and festivals this summer.

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