Second track off forthcoming studio album, featuring all-star writing trio & Grammy Award-winning production
√ Watch studio lyric video here
√ Solo and headliner sets with Zac Brown at C2C Country To Country Festival this weekend and CMC Rocks in Australia mid-March; ZBB’s U.S. ‘From The Fire Tour’ kicking off this summer
On Friday, multigenre singer-songwriter Caroline Jones, who recently became a full-time band member of Zac Brown Band, released “Lawless,” the second track off her forthcoming studio album, expected later this fall. The song, co-written with celebrated industry veterans Pete Good and Brandon Ratcliff, and co-produced with Brandon Hood and Ric Wake, gives listeners a mix between Keith Urban and U2 sounds.
Stream the track here: https://music.empi.re/lawless.
Coming off the heels of her successful recent release, “Keep It Safe” ft. Alyssa Bonagura, “Lawless” has hooky melodies that purposefully never go to the one chord, creating a feeling of being constantly suspended, or “on the edge,” as the lyrics intend. Like most of her music, Jones plays the guitar solo and instruments on this track.
“I love how the sonic landscape evokes the images in the lyrics. ‘Lawless’ compares love to the Wild West, in which desire, desperation and dreams rule at all costs,” Jones said. “I love the line ‘You care so damn much you couldn’t care less,’ which captures the out of control, both terrifying and electrifying high that is devotion.”
Jones officially joined Grammy-Award winning Zac Brown Band as the first and only female in 2022. She is headlining performances with her bandmates, and solo sets, in London, Glasgow and Dublin as part of the C2C Country to Country Festival this weekend, as well as headlining shows at CMC Rocks in Australia later this month. The band is hitting the road again in the U.S. this summer for the “From The Fire Tour,” kicking off in Columbus, Ohio, on June 30. ZBB will perform over 30 shows, including a return to Fenway Park, where they have sold out 13 times previously.
The forthcoming studio album will be Jones’ third, following her sophomore album, “Antipodes,” released in November 2021. “Antipodes” debuted at No. 4 on the iTunes country charts and featured her first Top 30 hit, “Come In (But Don’t Make Yourself Comfortable),” which has become a TikTok sensation with its viral line dance that’s racked in over 539 million views and counting.
More About Caroline Jones
Lauded by Rolling Stone as “an ambitious, entrepreneurial guitar heroine primed to bring back the pop-country glory of the Nineties,” Jones is a multigenre singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist enriching the country scene with her unique, independent spirit.
As with her debut album, “Bare Feet” (August 2017), Jones co-produced “Antipodes” with Ric Wake (Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston), performed the majority of the instruments, and solo wrote the majority of the tracks. “Antipodes” also features collaborations with industry heavy-hitters Zac Brown, Joe Bonamassa, Mac McAnally and Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey.
Jones’ skilled musicianship and addictive, foot-stomping hits have led to performances on “The Tonight Show,” “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” “Today,” as well as multiple appearances at the legendary Grand Ole Opry.
Perhaps most impressive about Jones’ young career is the list of mentors who have taken her under their wing and on tour, including Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Vince Gill, Jake Owen, Trisha Yearwood, The Eagles, OneRepublic, and most significantly, Jimmy Buffett and the Zac Brown Band.
Buffett, notorious for having no openers, brought Jones out as an opening act and special guest in 2018 and 2019, which was followed by a distribution deal with his label Mailboat Records for the release of her debut album and the release of “Gulf Coast Girl” featuring Buffett, Chesney, McAnally, and Lukas Nelson. The breezy summer track, which was written specifically for Jones by Buffett and McAnally, debuted at JazzFest in 2019 and quickly became a hit on SiriusXM’s “The Highway,” helping the video reach nearly 2 million views to-date.
Jones first opened for Zac Brown Band on their 2017 tour and, following three consecutive years as their staple opening act, joined the band as a special guest in 2021. Highlights with the group include performing at the 2021 CMA Awards, opening for The Rolling Stones at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium and, most recently, performing as Dolly Parton's band for her Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
In 2022, Jones reunited with ZBB as a special guest on the “Out In The Middle Tour,” performing at iconic venues such as Citi Field, Fenway Park, Hollywood Bowl and Wrigley Field among other anticipated highlights – while popping up at key festivals and headlining her own shows in support of “Antipodes.”
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