(Nashville, Tenn. – May 10, 2016)— Singer-songwriter Jordyn Mallory has released her debut music video for “Boat Friend.” The video premiered Tuesday, May 10 as part of CMT’s Artist Discovery campaign. The new music video is now available for viewing multiple times per day on the 24/7 digital music channel CMT Music and on CMT’s website, here.
Directed by Les Umberger, the video was shot on Old Hockory Lake in Handersonville, Tenn. with multiple yachts, speedboats and wakeboard champion Nathan Strange included to embrace the summertime anthem.
“Boat Friend,” written by Mallory with Greg Becker and Mike Shimshack, is the single release from Mallory’s self-titled EP now available via Spotify.
“Two summers ago, I was in a Jeep with my girlfriends when one of the girls said ‘I really wanna be single this summer but we need to find some guys with a boat,’ and I said ‘You don’t want a boyfriend, you need a boat friend.’ Everyone laughed and I immediately knew I was going to write that song,” said Mallory.
At 24, the Okolona, Miss native is already making her mark within the music industry. In 2010, Mallory won a position on Simon Fuller’s If I Can Dream series on Hulu.com and later became a contestant on the eleventh season of American Idol. Mallory has since been the opening act for Loretta Lynn, Jake Owen, and more. Additionally, she is already earning herself a name within the songwriting community and has co-written cuts with Kip Moore and Dan Couch.