“Being A Woman (Is Like Being The Sun)” was written by Caroline Jones and features an incredible group of all-female Bluegrass musicians including GRAMMY Award-winning artist Alison Brown (producer/banjo), Rebecca Frazier (guitar/vocals), Kate Lee O’Connor (fiddle/harmony vocal), Mary Meyer (mandolin), and Missy Raines (bass). The song, which was recorded at Compass Sound Studio in Nashville, is a unique telling of age-old truths of womanhood.
Jones explains, “Being a Woman (is Like Being the Sun)” is about to the double-edged sword of emotional intelligence and sensitivity that comes with womanhood. There is immense, life-giving power in a woman’s care and understanding of the intricacies of other’s needs. But many challenges accompany that power. As I mature, I am learning how to navigate those challenges, and trying to be intentional about the kind of woman I want to be. How do I care for those I love the most while ensuring that my own needs and desires are met? How do I communicate honestly, without being demanding or controlling, and more importantly listen with an open heart? I really, really hope that this song resonates with women and makes them feel heard and understood. And perhaps inspire men who listen to the song to appreciate and understand the women in their lives more.
I had a vision to record this song with an all-female bluegrass band because I knew they could bring the lyric to life in an authentic way. I am so grateful that Alison Brown resonated with this message, because I cannot think of a better producer to have at the helm for this song. Alison is an inspiration to me and countless other musicians, especially women.”
Caroline is also back on tour with Zac Brown Band as a special guest band member for their “Out In The Middle Tour,” which kicked off April 22 and runs through November 19. She first opened for ZBB on their 2017 tour and, following three consecutive years as their staple opening act, officially joined the band as a special guest band member in 2021. Highlights with the group include performing at the 2021 CMAs and opening for The Rolling Stones at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Caroline is also joining the star-studded lineup at this year’s CMA Fest June 9 through June 12, as well as performing her own solo shows this summer.