Today, CMT is exclusively premiering the new music video for “Revolution Of The Heart”(Watch it HERE), the first single off Jonathan Jackson + Enation’s forthcoming album Anthems For The Apocalypse out July 14, 2017 on their own label, Hilasterion Records (distributed through Sony RED). The video will also be added into rotation on MTV Hits Monday. The album, which was co-produced by Greg Archilla (Matchbox 20, Collective Soul), can be pre-ordered now throughiTunes and Amazon.
“It’s the most anti-political, political song I’ve ever written,” says Jonathan Jackson about ‘Revolution Of The Heart.’ There certainly are good revolutions throughout history but many ended up being terrible and destructive, even when there were good intentions involved. Our world is more divided than ever it seems and the political climate is driving deeper wedges in society. Ultimately, politics can only offer some of the answers we’re looking for. The deeper longing that I’m “marching for” personally is a revolution of the heart. It’s an inner revolution. We need to first love each other and remember our common humanity. Then we can approach politics and work towards important solutions.”
This weekend, Jonathan Jackson + Enation will bring its singular style and energy to the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil pre-race festivities on Sunday,May 28, performing on a specially designed rolling stage on the 2.5 mile race track. The stage will stop in Turns 1, 2 and 4 for performances from the group.
Jonathan Jackson + Enation have released four studio albums. Their 2014 album release, Radio Cinematic, garnered them numerous radio and TV appearances including live performances on ABC’s The View and VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live. The single “Everything Is Possible” climbed the Hot AC charts to #43 and helped propel the band’s Radio Cinematic US Summer Tour, by playing to sold out audiences and earning high praises from critics and fans. Radio Cinematic is an album that Rolling Stone said is “Filled with electric guitars, chest-beating vocals and swirling synths…” while Billboard Magazine calls it “…contemporary, anthemic rock — Jackson proudly wears the influence of U2, Peter Gabriel and Coldplay on his sleeve as influences — is certainly something different…” Their 2016 Blame-Shifter EP debuted at #22 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart while their Live DVD, Jonathan Jackson + Enation: Live from Nashvilledebuted at #9 on the Billboard Music Video chart.
Jonathan Jackson + Enation have developed a reputation as one of the most creative and dynamic independent bands in the music industry today. Originally from the Northwest, they now call Nashville, TN home – and for good reason, Jonathan Jackson currently stars as “Avery Barkley” in the primetime drama Nashville, now in its fifth season, which airs Thursdays on CMT and is a five-time DaytimeEMMY® Award-winning actor for his role in General Hospital. He is also known for his roles in many other projects, including Deep End of the Ocean, Tuck Everlasting, Insomnia. Following Jonathan’s solo dates with the cast of Nashville summer tour, Jonathan Jackson + Enation will take their new songs on the road with dates to be announced soon.