Cinematic Mini-Movie Above Times Square All Week
Breakthrough Male Video of the Year Nominee Flies Through His First CMT Music Awards with Video Teases, Performance of No. 1 Hit on Ram Trucks Side Stage and Ram Jam Appearance
Live At The Ryman Album Set for April 14
NASHVILLE, TN (April 4, 2023) – Fresh off the stage from his CMT Music Awards debut, Jackson Dean dove right into the world premiere of his action-packed period piece of a music video for his current single “Fearless (The Echo)” with CMT. Beginning March 25, teasers of the video premiere ran on the Paramount billboard in Times Square and in the broadcast of the CMT Music Awards ahead of yesterday’s April 3 premiere. The “epic mini-movie” (CMT) aired every hour on CMT during their video hours yesterday and ran in full on the Paramount billboard in Times Square twice yesterday—in addition to appearing throughout the day on the CMT Music channel. Dean rounded out the day with an official YouTube premiere where he live chatted with fans.
Kicking off the video with the lyrics “I believe in ghosts…I’ve seen ’em in the trees, I’ve seen ’em in my dreams” the video places Dean in visions of an 1863 odyssey that shows the true lengths one will go to for the ones they love. The concept for the “music video worthy of the silver screen” was thoughtfully crafted by the “sensation-in-the-making” (American Songwriter) himself and stars his own brother, sister-in-law and niece—adding additional layers of meaning to the video and raising the question—are the characters in the story his family too?
“This song is about way more than just being a daredevil, so I wanted the video for it to have substance…along with a bit of action. I wanted it to tell the story in such a way that viewers get so emotionally invested in the storyline they feel the deeper message of the lyrics,” shared Jackson Dean. “Seeing it for the first time I was moved by the realness. Having my family be the ones that bring it all to life makes the song feel that much more personal to me now; it just strikes a bit different—it hits much closer to home”
An adventurous soul who comes alive in the outdoors, Dean’s picturesque video offers vivid images of sweeping views of a vista at dusk and the battles between man vs. wild. Filmed in Tennessee and directed by Sean Hagwell, the video follows a courageous couple fiercely taking on anything thrown at them, be it wolves, the elements or anything else for the sake of their daughter. Not one to sit on the sidelines, Dean also joins in on the danger, living out the lyrics “walk on the edges” on the windy ledge of a 220-foot ridge. Across the board Dean’s vision is filled with heart, thrills, thoughtfulness, grit and deeper meanings—keeping true to the authenticity of the singer-songwriter and his music.
The video also features a Ram Truck, fitting for the 22-year-old talent who headlined Saturday night’s Ram Jam (presented by CMT and Ram Trucks) ahead of the CMT Music Awards. The Breakthrough Male Video of the Year nominee kicking off the “teal” carpet festivities on Sunday with CMT’s Hot 20 where he made several “best dressed” lists including InTouch, Life & Style, Deadline, Taste of Country and more. Dean then performed his No. 1 hit “Don’t Come Lookin’” on the outdoor Ram Trucks Side Stage.
More information including tour dates and details on his upcoming Live At The Ryman album can be found at www.JacksonDeanMusic.com.
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