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AC Thomas – “Man Of Constant Sorrow”

Birmingham, Alabama duo AC Thomas premiered their music video for “Man Of Constant Sorrow” earlier this week. The new release, a remake of the hit single from the 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou?  puts a new spin on the Grammy winning song. “We have always loved the movie ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?,’ and connected with the lyrics of  ‘Man of Constant Sorrow,’ a track that is featured in the film. We wanted to release our own take on the track with an urban spin and it is now serving as the focal track for our debut EP,” explained the duo. Directed by Stokes Nielsen, the clip features the duo driving down back roads with the law hot on their heels. The new video also compliments the release of their debut EP, Paradox produced by Sean Giovanni and distributed by Intercept Music.

Stephanie Urbina Jones and the Honky Tonk Mariachis – “Jolene”

Stephanie Urbina Jones is back with a great new video, a latin mariachi take on the classic Dolly Parton song “Jolene.” The San Antonio, TX native remains in touch with her Mexican roots in her music often releasing new music in both English and Spanish. The new single and video is from her latest album Tularosa which combines classic country hits with mariachi rhythms. In addition to covering Dolly Parton, the album honors many of her favorite country icons including Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, and more. The mariachi element goes along with her Mexican heritage creating what her late grandmother called “country music with chili peppers.” Stephanie also has an amazing track record of top charting singles on the Texas music charts. Her single, “Shakin’ Things Up” made history when she became the first female artist to have a a single hold the #1 spot on the Texas Music Chart for 5 weeks in a row. Since then she has had 5 more singles chart Top 30 singles on the Texas charts. The new video follows Stephanie and her mariachi band as they walk through Nashville’s Honky Tonk district and perform at the iconic, Robert’s Western World on Broadway. “Having been cheated on, I have lived the desperation of that song,” she says. “When we gave it this new feel, it came alive and felt even more like a telenovela — and more true to song’s intention.”