Caroline Jones ha released her EP Chasin’ Me, and she wrote every track except for “All of the Boys,” co-written with mentor Zac Brown, and “Gulf Coast Girl,” written for her by celebrated music icons Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally. Similar to her last album Bare Feet, Jones performed the majority of instruments, and co-produced with Grammy and Academy Award-winning producer Ric Wake. Chasin’ Me is available now to stream and purchase across digital platforms HERE.
The independent artist has had an eventful 2019 touring with Zac Brown Band for the third consecutive year, joining Kenny Chesney for his 21-date Songs for the Saints tour, performing with CAM, and opening a slew of dates for Vince Gill, among other performances. Caroline will round out the year by joining an all-star female cast in support of Trisha Yearwood’s Every Girl on Tour, and then will make her debut at the Grand Ole Opry on November 16th.
Five questions for Caroline Jones:
You’ve been blessed in your career to work with some industry heavy weights like Jimmy Buffett, Zac Brown and Mac McAnally. What have you learned from them?
Being around heroes and mentors like Jimmy, Zac and Mac has reinforced my work ethic, humility and hunger for artistic greatness. That passion is something that great artists never lose, the creative drive and joy. Also, a focus on uplifting others, a focus on the fan’s experience.
Who would your dream collaboration include?
So many! Probably Keith Urban, Zedd or The 1975 — an artist whose production style I really admire and want to learn from.
What is your favorite song that you wrote on Chasin’ Me?
Probably the title track, “Chasin’ Me”. It captures an innocence and romance melodically, which I am proud of. I am also especially fond of “The Line,” which is more tongue-in-cheek and sassy.
You co-produced this album, do you have any plans to produce any other artists?
Oh, great question! Yes, I’m open to it. However, I feel that my production focus comes from a very clear vision that I have for myself as an artist and how I want to present my creativity. So I would have to feel that strongly about another artist or feel that my sensibilities could somehow add to theirs in a beneficial way. And vice versa.
Do you consider yourself more singer or songwriter?
Both! I love all the aspects of my craft — singing, songwriting, producing, playing instruments. For me, they are all extensions of my creativity and all crafts that I will spend my life cultivating and developing. They all reinforce each other in the context of a record-making and touring career.