Caroline Jones may have some complex musical skills—guitar, banjo, mandolin, Dobro, keys and lap steel—but if you want a simple look at who she is as an artist, check out her new song, “Gulf Coast Girl,” which features Kenny Chesney, Jimmy Buffett, Lukas Nelson and Mac McAnally (aka The Pelicanaires).
Co-written by Buffett and McAnally specifically for Caroline, “Gulf Coast Girl” embodies the always-sunny, laid-back attitude of Caroline’s life in West Palm Beach, Fla.
“It was an honor to have such iconic and respected artists write this song for me and have the opportunity to collaborate with them on it,” says Caroline. “I have known Mac for almost 10 years now, and have had the privilege of going out on tour with both Jimmy and Kenny. They have all become friends and mentors, which I am grateful for.”
Caroline, who is currently on the road with Zac Brown Band, opened for Kenny during his recent Songs for the Saints Tour.
Directed by Stan Kellam, the new video for “Gulf Coast Girl” was filmed in sunny locations along Gulf Shores, Mobile, Apalachicola, Destin, Pensacola, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Biloxi, Galveston, New Orleans and more.
Watch “Gulf Coast Girl” below.
photo by Philippe McClelland