Joshua Scott Jones, best known as one half of the country duo Steel Magnolia, will release his debut solo album, The Healing, on Tuesday, June 3rd,. The 11-track release is a collection of songs candidly retelling the singer’s personal and emotional journey over the last couple of years.
Jones co-wrote and executively produced every song on the album. Each track exposes the raw emotions he experienced since he started working on his solo material last year.
“This has been a long time coming for me,” he said. “I feel like it’s really a chance for my voice to be heard.”
The Healing kicks off with the catchy male anthem, “Honk (If You’re Tonky),” a fun introduction for the tracks that follow including the groove-infused “Tennessee Blue,” the candid throwback “Lover Let Me Show You My Heart,” and the carefree “Whiskey Anthem.” On many of the tracks found on The Healing, Jones opens up and tells a story that begs to be heard. One notable track, “Just How A Heart Breaks,” was written on the piano at Cumberland Heights in Nashville, Tennessee where Jones completed his 30-day stay in rehab. The album closes with the title track that is powerful and raw with honest lyrics that cut straight through your heart (that spark in our eyes/ that God was revealing/ may the hurt that we’re feeling/ lead to the healing.)
Jones recently sat down with PEOPLE Magazine for an exclusive tell-all feature. He opened up about his struggles with addiction and how the recording of The Healing was instrumental in his recovery. Jones felt it was time to publicly tell his story for the first time.
“I feel like at this point in my life I don’t want to be anything but candid. This record certainly reflects my headspace over the last few years and tells the story of what I’ve gone through, especially the title track of the record, ‘The Healing.’ Although I’ve been near the top before in my career, I’m looking forward to experiencing it all again; this time clean, clear and healthy.”
For the exclusive interview and a free download of the title track, “The Healing,” pick up the current issue of PEOPLE Country on newsstands Friday, March 28th.
In anticipation of the release, fans can pre-order The Healing on iTunes and receive instant downloads of “Honk (If You’re Tonky),” “Tennessee House,” and “The Healing.” Click HERE to pre-order.