Check out Wynonna‘s new music video for “Jesus and a Jukebox.” She tells Rollingstone that it’s more than a story about faith, love, grief and loss…it’s the yin and yang of real life and country music.
When I was 15, I went and saw George Jones in concert — my first concert ever. I sang at his funeral [in 2013],” she tells Rolling Stone Country. “It was literally the end of an era for me. It made me really aware while making this record of how we’re losing our legends. This is an honor moment on the record, where I go back to my roots. The pedal steel is a foundational instrument on the record, and in country music; the words are a story, which country music is — stories about real life, real people in the real world.
“This guy has lost the love of his life,” she continues. “The fact that the song goes from the Bible to the bar made sense to me. Grief ebbs and flows. The Word reminds him that he’ll see her again, but the bar is helping him to let her go. It’s just very real and very honest.”
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