Video Premiere: Shooter Jennings “Rhinestone Eyes”
“Rhinestone Eyes” is the new single from Shooter Jennings’ forthcoming self-titled album, which is already being described as an instant classic. Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson) produced the record, which is set for release on August 10 and is now available for pre-order.
Jennings tells Relix, “There’s something about life that makes you feel empty if you don’t have someone to share it with. Sure, that’s an old cliche, but love, partnership are things that we are instinctually drawn to search for. The eternal hunt. But there’s many kinds of love and I myself have been through many of the ‘wrong’ love first. It can’t be one-sided. So there’s something so refreshing when you find the ‘right’ love. The one that’ll let you be who you are on the inside without feeling anxiety or feeling like you’ve always gotta chase something to keep love going.
“That’s what this song is about. It’s about my wife, Misty, who is my best friend and my life companion. But it’s also about all the time I knew her before that I wasn’t ready to give her the kind of love she needed. I had to kinda figure out who I wasn’t before I could give her who I am. And this kinda life isn’t easy, traveling, performing one-night stands. Sometimes together, sometimes away. But there’s a peace inside that comes from knowing your heart is safe and is in the right place. And there’s a kind of strength that comes from knowing her heart is safe and in the right place.
“When Dave Cobb and I spoke for the first time about doing this record, he, as he always does, really got my juices flowing and inspired me to write a whole new batch of songs from my heart. This one was the first one I wrote, in a matter of minutes, for the album. It’s one of the hardest songs for me to sing technically, but it’s cathartic in that way. I’m proud of it. I’m proud of my wife, Misty and the life we have together. So this is my song to her, thanking her for waiting for me to get my fucking shit together.”
Today we premiere the whimsical new video for “Rhinestone Eyes.” The studio version of the song also appears below, just beneath the upcoming dates on Jennings’ extensive Bound Ta Git Down Tour.
Here’s the cast in order of appearance: Jesus Riviera, Jenny Johnson, Danny Cooksey (Diff’rent Strokes), Elle King, Jaime Wyatt, Jerry Cantrell, Neal Casal and Mark Boone (Sons Of Anarchy).
15 – Wappapello, MO – The Camp at Lake Wappapello