Gethen Jenkins, ‘Whiskey Bound’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]
Singer-songwriter Gethen Jenkins is premiering the music video for his song "Whiskey Bound" exclusively for readers of The Boot. Press play above to see the brand-new clip.
Filmed in California's Silverado Canyon, the video for "Whiskey Bound" -- directed by Cole Needham -- was just as important to Jenkins as the song's sound and lyrics. "It paints a picture of the feelings I was going through when I wrote the song and when I’m singing it," Jenkins tells The Boot. "I know there are a lot of people out there that are going through really hard times and they are ready to move on, and that’s what the song is all about for me."
Inflected with Southern rock touches that evoke Lynyrd Skynyrd and a rich baritone that recalls Texas singer Cody Jinks with a hint of Waylon Jennings, Jenkins' sound reflects his diverse background. He was born in West Virginia, but raised in Alaska, and he joined the United States Marine Corps before kicking off his music career in Nashville. Since then, Jenkins has played more than 1,000 shows across the country, sharing the stage with icons including Wanda Jackson, Billy Joe Shaver and Asleep at the Wheel alongside contemporary artists such as Whitey Morgan.
"Whiskey Bound" appears on Jenkins' full-length debut album, Western Gold, which was released on July 26. Produced by Chris Stapleton collaborator Vance Powell, the 11-track record charts the course of Jenkins' life as a musician and Marine; Jenkins wrote five of the project's 11 songs, including "Whiskey Bound," solo.
Jenkins is supporting the release of Western Gold with a series of upcoming shows. Learn more about his tour plans and his new album at GethenJenkinsMusic.com.
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