NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Award-winning singer/songwriter and country music recording artist, Jimmy Charles (Osprey Sky Publishing), is set to showcase his latest music video, “Hard Way To Go.” The clip is slated for an exclusive CMT.com world premiere to air on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
Directed and produced by Kyle Saylors (Saylors Brothers Entertainment) and shot at the Johnny Cash Farm (Bon Aqua, TN), the storyline is reflective of Charles’ childhood and a lost love between he and his biologial father, and is supported by actor, TV and film producer, and close personal friend, Kyle Smithson. As a recovering addict, Smithson’s portrayal of a tortured soul fighting against demons, the surrender of a family life and finding an inner peace, is a personal life chapter that hits close to home.
“I think ‘Hard Way To Go’ is as down-to-earth and as honest as it gets,” said Jimmy Charles. “Whether struggling with addiction or life’s frequent hurdles, I truly believe the storyline will hit home with many. While the subject is deep, the message is uplifting in the sense of making people aware that we all have taken a step forward only to fall back a time or two…and it’s okay. The important thing is that we continue to move forward.”
Co-written by Kris Bergsnes, (Nashville Kris Music) and Melissa Peirce (Spirit Music Group), and produced by Paul David (Ocean Way/Warner Studios), the emotionally reflective and revealing ballad spotlights the ongoing internal battle between the Bible and the devil, paying the price of family sacrifice and the journey down the winding road to recovery.
“The sunlight in the video plays a big role; it was just perfect on both days of the shoot and as if the Lord was there— providing us perfect ‘light’ as his blessing. The sunlight truly represents a ray of hope,” added Charles.
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