On Friday morning, Jennifer Nettles debuted her video for “I Can Do Hard Things” on NBC’s Today Show. The video is powerful and profound – it includes real people talking about their struggles and overcoming them. The stripped down, black and white filtered video is a perfect backdrop to the raw emotion and purity that each of these women displays.
The video shares the stories of eight strong and resilient women (details below). The song lyrics address that things are not always easy, but that doesn’t mean we can’t overcome the struggles; that’s part of what makes us who we are. We are continually growing as women every day and each situation pushes us to be the person we will become. “I can laugh and I can love and I can dream” despite the challenges. If this isn’t a perfect message for women in today’s society, we don’t know what is!
Courtesy of YouTube, here are the details on these wonderful women :
Jamie Combs: A former business owner and stylist, she’s an advocate for the transgender community, as well as a wife, mother, and grandmother.
Morgan Leigh Garner: A singer/songwriter, mother, and an Army wife. She is raising her family, chasing her music dreams and holding down the home front as her husband serves our country as a Special Forces Soldier.
Kate Davis: A photographer who also works as a Chief of Staff for an actress/activist, she’s adopting a baby as a proud single woman.
Audrey Ynigez-Gutierrez: A graduate research assistant, she is a caregiver to her disabled mother.
Holly Gleason: Journalist and consultant, she has spent the last two years quietly battling the profound aftermath of a Me Too sexual assault.
Ali Harnell: A high-level career concert and event promoter, she has been chosen as the President of Live Nation’s Woman Nation to empower women in the entertainment industry.
Danielle Randolph: An active firefighter and member of the National Guard, she challenges perceptions of women in male-dominated industries.
Caroline Randall Williams: Award-winning poet, performance artist, and food writer creating art that tells the untold stories of women of color in her life and in the world.
“When you share your own story, you own your power. And when you own your power, it is harder for someone to take it from you,” said Nettles in a recent press release. “When you share in community, you protect each other’s power and that makes it even harder for someone to take it from you.” Watch the uplifting video above.
“I Can Do Hard Things” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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