What should music fans expect tomorrow when Mickie James’ new video, “Somebody’s Gonna Pay,” debuts at AOL music site TheBoot? Let’s just say they’ll find the ending . . . smashing. The video will be available, beginning noon (Eastern), at www.TheBoot.com.
The music video, directed by Blake Judd and featuring Mickie’s fellow wrestling personalities Trish Stratus and Nick Aldis, TNA Wrestling’s Magnus, is for the debut single from her upcoming self-titled album on eOne Music. The single can currently be found at iTunes – Click Here!
“This is my first video, so it was wonderful to have so many of my friends join me in front of the camera,” said James. “And the fact that Trish and Nick took time out of their schedules to take part in it made it something very special.”
“I wanted to create a video that would really showcase this song for my fans – and Blake did a brilliant job helping me bring that to life,” James added.
“Mickie and I have connected with audiences all over the world with our performances in the wresting ring, so it was an honor to be able to connect with her once again for this music video,” said Stratus. “I have no doubt Mickie’s fans will feel the same passion and magnetic energy she delivers in this video that they have felt for years from her in-ring performances.”
“I had a blast making the video for ‘Somebody’s Gonna Pay’ – it has everything that Mickie brings to her music: passion, femininity and some serious attitude,” said Aldis. “Get ready to be singing this song all day because it’s seriously catchy!”
The Jamie Hartford-penned song – a hard-hitting country rocker – is now at radio and available at iTunes. The album Somebody’s Gonna Pay is scheduled for release on May 7.
With the release of the single “Somebody’s Gonna Pay,” Mickie James is creating a new path for herself. An entertainer and athlete since childhood, the TNA Impact Wrestling superstar – a multi-time world champion – has spent the last decade as part of some of the biggest pro wrestling organizations in the world. And now, she’s taking that same drive, desire and talent to the music world.
“There are ton of parallels as far as your confidence and your ability to be able to tell a story, both within wrestling and within music,” said the performer. “With wrestling, you’re running on raw passion and adrenaline. With music, your emotions are more present and your heart goes more into it.
With her down-home charm and high-intensity performances, the Virginia native has connected with crowds all over the world, both through television/live events in the ring, and with recent performances opening for artists such as Gretchen Wilson, Randy Houser and Montgomery Gentry. Fans also saw Mickie, along with Kellie Pickler and “Cowboy” Kenny Bartram, in her labelmate Bucky Covington/Shooter Jennings’ video “Drinking Side of Country.”