‘Nashville’ Star Debuts New Single
Jonathan Jackson, who plays Avery Barker on the hit TV show, 'Nashville,' will have plenty to keep him occupied while the show wraps for the summer. The actor, who, along with his band, Enation, signed a record deal with Loud & Proud Records last year, will put the finishing touches on their debut album, 'Radio Cinematic.'
Enation, founded by Jackson and his brother Richard, have already released their first single, 'Everything is Possible,' which the singer and actor says sets the tone for the rest of the project.
"Our first single, 'Everything is Possible,' has an interesting story to it," Jackson explains to ABC News. "Richard and I wrote that song, probably in 2006 or 2007. It's been with us for a long time. When we were compiling songs for this new album, we felt like this was a defining moment for us as a band, and we knew that 'Everything is Possible' is a song that we really wanted to be with us for a long time."
Jackson says he feels 'Everything is Possible' has an important message, for both the band and their fans.
"It's a song for us that's about hope," he explains. "No matter how dark life gets, it's an anthem for us to just overcome adversity and believe that everything is possible."
The 32-year-old says they put a lot of thought into what songs to include on the new album.
"There's songs of romance," he notes. "There's songs of pain from relationships. It has to come from an honest place. That's what rock music is, I think -- constantly searching for authenticity, and being as honest as possible."
Jackson has already earned the support of his 'Nashville' co-stars.
"Jonathan Jackson's range is wild," Clare Bowen (Scarlett O'Connor) tells Rolling Stone Country. "I had a chance to hear him sing at the Opry, and he sang this beautiful old gospel ballad and finished the song on his knees. He has a gorgeous voice."
A clip of 'Everything is Possible,' which was released to radio this week, is available here. 'Radio Cinematic' is scheduled for an Oct. 14 release.