Caroline Jones has a formidable vary of inspirations who she’s labored with firsthand which have helped affect her musical sound by the years, from Jimmy Buffett to Kenny Chesney to Zac Brown Band. There are island vibes, nation notes, and hints of rock and roll that every one come along with Caroline’s distinctive private touches to create her library of spectacular and ever-evolving music. Most lately, the Antipodes singer has kicked off her personal That Lady In The Band tour in between performing huge stadium dates with Zac Brown Band, and revealed to HollywoodLife in an EXCLUSIVE interview how being that lady within the band has influenced her new music.
“I’ve at all times had a mess of influences. I really like rock, I really like pop music, I really like nation. I might contemplate myself primarily nation pop, however with the Zac Brown Band, I’ve additionally received much more rock in my bones,” she instructed HL forward of her Citi Discipline efficiency with the group. “They simply rock so exhausting, and enjoying dwell with them has emboldened me to be extra uncooked, in that manner, musically. So, I believe that’s an affect that you will notice within the subsequent venture.”
She went on to gush over the Grammy Award-winning band, including that the “Identical Boat” crooners are all like her “older brothers now.” “I used to be so intimidated initially!” she laughed. “I’m simply so grateful to be right here with them.”
Caroline admitted she nonetheless ‘doesn’t know’ what story her subsequent album will inform, after her 2021 Antipodes detailed her love story along with her now-husband, and was an ode to New Zealand, the place she spent a lot of the COVID-19 lockdown. “I’m excited to see the brand new influences which can be coming into my music, however I don’t actually know thematically precisely the place it’ll land on the subsequent batch of songs,” she defined. “I did launch a track earlier this 12 months referred to as ‘Being A Lady Is Like Being The Solar,’ and it’s a bluegrass track that I launched with an all feminine bluegrass band, so I’ve been on slightly little bit of a bluegrass kick!”
Caroline was joined by GRAMMY Award-winning artist Alison Brown (producer/banjo), Rebecca Frazier (guitar/vocals), Kate Lee O’Connor (fiddle/concord vocal), Mary Meyer (mandolin), and Missy Raines (bass) on the one that was launched previous to Mom’s Day this previous Could. “It’s a metaphor for the blessings and the curses of being a girl, you understand? There are such a lot of wonderful issues about it, and there are such a lot of difficult issues about it,” Caroline revealed. “I really feel that as I become older and step into this new chapter of my womanhood, these challenges and people presents grow to be increasingly more clear.”