Jamie Lee Thurston Paints a Gritty Portrait of Prison Life in ‘The Window’ Video [Watch]
Jamie Lee Thurston is dishing up a visual slice of cold hard reality in the dramatic video for his new song, "The Window." The country singer takes us inside the walls of a prison to paint a portrait of what it's like to do hard time in the new clip, which is premiering exclusively with Taste of Country.
The lyrics to "The Window" are told from the perspective of an inmate whose friend is in a cell that has the only window in the entire prison, and he lives vicariously through that friend by constantly asking him to describe what's going on in the world outside.
When his friend finally gets set free, the narrator asks to be moved to the now-vacant cell, only to find that his friend had been helping him get through by making up everything he was describing outside the walls of the prison, since his "window" was actually bricked over. It's an interesting look at the humanity that still resides within people even when they're incarcerated, and as unexpected a twist on a traditional country prison song as any you'll find.
Originally from Vermont, Thurston moved to Nashville more than two decades ago to pursue country music, signing a deal with Warner Music. The singer-songwriter, musician and producer has scored multiple cuts as a songwriter, including Rodney Atkins' Top 20 hit "15 Minutes," and Montgomery Gentry's collaboration with Hank Williams, Jr., on "I Ain't Got It All That Bad." He's also shared stages with artists including Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels and more, and he's now thriving as an independent artist.
"The Window" is the title track from Thurston's latest album, which he co-produced with Mike Purcell. The album's lead single, "Givin' Up Breathin'," is currently playing in more than 100 markets. The Window is currently available via a variety of digital music platforms.
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