Exclusive: Joshua Scott Jones Takes Fans Behind the Scenes of ‘Honk (If You’re Tonky)’ Video
Joshua Scott Jones, who rose to fame as one-half of the award-winning duo, Steel Magnolia, has just released the video for his debut single, 'Honk (If You're Tonky),' and he's taking readers of The Boot behind the scenes of the video shoot.
Jones worked with director Aaron David Thomas -- whose credits include Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks and Jeff Bridges -- for the video, which he says was inspired by Beyonce’s uptempo hit, 'Single Ladies.'
“I wanted to make a dance video, but a honky tonk style video," Jones explains, "so we shot half of it in black and white, and the other half in color.”
The singer-songwriter co-wrote the tune with Josh Alford. He says it's the perfect song to introduce his debut solo album, 'The Healing.'
“‘Honk (If You’re Tonky)’ spoke very loudly to me right off the bat as an anthem for guys," he explains. "It speaks to the misunderstood side of men, that makes us rough around the edges while carrying the burden of a big heart and just wanting to live in harmony with yourself. What better than an anthem for a first single?”
This is Jones' first release as a solo artist. He released one album and one EP with his Steel Magnolia partner, Meghan Linsey, before they both amicably decided to work on solo projects.
“We have had such an incredible ride thus far and are so grateful for the time we had together," Jones and Linsey say. "We are both so excited about this new chapter and we hope that you will continue on this journey with us. We fully support one another’s new projects and hope you will too!”
Jones will perform his first solo StageIt show Tuesday night (March 25). Purchase a ticket here.