Cingle Records’ flagship artist Rainey Qualley turned heads with her “Turn Me On Like The Radio” music video, and CMT is now set for a worldwide premiere of her latest visual offering, “Me And Johnny Cash,” across multiple platforms beginning Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Rainey again enlisted Erica Dasher to direct the clip, which will be available on CMT Pure, CMT.com, CMT Artists app and on-demand.
“Erica and I have the same quirky sense of humor,” said Rainey. “We all had way too much fun making this video, and I hope that comes across when people see it.”
The clip opens with a cheerful Rainey pulling into a remote gas station. She opens her trunk to make sure her former lover is safely tied up before going in to make her purchases. Two officers assist her, after she innocently but intentionally breaks a bottle of wine in the store. The tongue-in-cheek clip shows men tied up in various areas in and around her home – the pool, at the grill and in bed. The message: You know what they say about a woman scorned.
“Similarly, no one even touched the hem of Rainey Qualley’s gown as she swept up to the podium as this week’sDisCovery Award winner. Her ‘Me and Johnny Cash’ rocks in all the right places. This puts pedal to the metal and boasts a delicious backbeat, plus stuttering fiddle and banjo, deep-twang guitar and a wailing, wide-open vocal. A highway song for a red-hot summer. This is going places.”
Rainey began making trips to Nashville to pursue songwriting but quickly embraced her desire to entertain. Booking powerhouse CAA signed Rainey earlier this year, and her first dates were opening for her hero Willie Nelson’s two sold-out shows at the famed Ryman Auditorium. SirusXM’s The Highway added her song, “Turn Me On Like The Radio,” as a “Highway Find,” and it rose to #17 on their countdown.
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