Video Premiere: Shooter Jennings “Rhinestone Eyes”

June 15, 2018

“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

16 – Kansas City, KS – Tumbleweed
21 – Belton, TX – Schoepf’s Backyard
22 – Splendora, TX – Coals Smokehouse
23 – Pilot Point, TX – Western Son Distillery
24 – Dallas, TX – Taste of Dallas @ Gas Monkey Garage
27 – Bonita Springs, FL – Southwest Florida Event Center
28 – Tampa, FL – The Attic
29 – Tallahassee, FL – Fifth and Thomas
30 – Blairsville, GA – Granddaddy Mimm’s Distillery *
4 – Wayne, NE – The Beaumont
5 – Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
6 – Tulsa, OK – The Shrine
7 – Amarillo, TX – Will Rogers Riders Rodeo
12 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
13 – La Crosse, WI – Cavalier Theater
14 – Mankato, MN – Vetter Stone Amphitheater †
27 – Houston, TX – Lawn at White Oak Music Hall †
28 – New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheater
2 – Sacramento, CA – Sofia Tsakopoulos Center
4 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley
8 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
9 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s
10 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s
11 – Hollywood, CA –Troubadour
22 – Washington, DC – City Winery
23 – Milton, WV – Milton Performing Arts Center
24 – Winston-Salem, NC – The Ramkat
25 – Black Mountain, NC – Jam In The Trees
31 – Columbia, MO – 9th StreetSummerfest †
2 – Beaver Dam, KY – Beaver Dam Amphitheater †
6 – Lexington, KY – The Burl
7 – Bristol, TN – Maddie's Hall
8 – Atlanta, GA – Harley Davidson of ATL
9 – Columbia, SC – The Senate
14 – Springfield, MO – The Riff
15 – Lee’s Summit, MO – Legacy Park Amphitheater
22 – Tahlequah, OK – Medicine Stone Festival †
27 – St Paul, MN – Turf Club
28 – Wisconsin Dells, WI – Kilbourn City Live
29 – Ferndale, MI – Magic Bag
4 – Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre
5 – Cadillac, SK – Cadillac Hall
6 – Edmonton, AB – River Cree Casino ‡
13 – Ashland, KY – Ashland River Front
20 – Fort Worth, TX – KFWR Annual Ranch Bash
8 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory Brooklyn
11 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
* w/Waymore’s Outlaws