New Acoustic Version of “Jesus I’m Jealous” Available Now
NASHVILLE, TN (January 13, 2023) – The fresh-faced newcomer, Mackenzie Carpenter is yet again asking the question, “Is it okay to pray at a bar?” After the release of “Jesus I’m Jealous” at the beginning of December, Carpenter reaches an even deeper level of vulnerability in her acoustic version available everywhere today. The new addition will be one of six tracks in the JESUS I’M JEALOUS acoustic collection, including the previously released “Can’t Nobody,” “Huntin’ Season,” and their acoustic reworkings. Listen to the full collection here: https://mackenzie.lnk.to/Jesus_AcousticPR
In this new track, Carpenter peels back more layers to who she is and the relatability she feels her music should exude. As a “classic blonde beauty with a penchant for storytelling” (CMT), Carpenter has made it clear that meaningful music should strike a chord with anyone that listens. In a different approach to the standard “heartbreak in a bar” songs the country genre normally produces, the track goes far beyond just the frustration of loneliness.
“There are always times in life where you feel like you should have something you don’t already have or be somewhere you haven’t gotten to yet. ‘Jesus I’m Jealous’ is a song that lets you feel all those feelings while also spelling out that everything is gonna work out just fine,” shares Carpenter.
“Jesus I’m jealous, just had to tell you/ watching the two of them head over heels…I guess I was hoping I wouldn’t be lonely…” sings Carpenter softly, moving into the painfully honest bridge “I know you have a plan, and it’ll all work out some day/ but tonight, it feels so far away…”
Not only is painful honesty shining through, but the Georgia-native is coming into herself, letting her authentic personality and humble roots take the reins. Carpenter is determined not to forget where she came from and the faith that keeps her going, convincing listeners she understands their struggles from experience.
Carpenter has been watching her dreams become a reality after signing her first record deal with Big Machine Label Group’s Valory Music Co and releasing her first tracks, following a viral TikTok debut. Mackenzie spent her life-changing 2022 building a strong fanbase online and on the road having already opened for Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Parker McCollum, Craig Campbell, Ryan Hurd, and Conner Smith. After starting off the year with a sold-out night at the Listening Room, she is currently in the studio recording her debut, full-length project and gearing up for incredible events like Country Thunder, Tortuga Music Festival, and Stagecoach in 2023. Visit mackenziecarpentermusic.com for more information and upcoming tour dates.