By Desiree Johnson
This weekend she brings her music to the Clear Creek Post Exchange, and every country fan should come grab a listen.
"I'm just a pigtail and jeans girl," Jones said. "My music is country, but it's true, heartfelt stories and a little more mature. It's how you connect with people: the music is fun, but directed to the general public."
OK, sure, the song "Kenny Chesney's Butt" isn't exactly the height of maturity, but it is fun and it's hard to find a female country fan who hasn't already daydreamed about a perfect man with the country star's tush attached.
Jones' claim to fame, however, and the most enriching part of her national tour, has been making a connection with the fans she most admires: America's soldiers.
Her own brother was wounded in Iraq, and her record's most popular hit, "Red, White and Blue Night in Georgia," was inspired by her brother, Jake, and added to the album while he sat healing in the hospital.
"It's such a raw song, it's the big hit," Jones said. "The album is also a DVD that features a video of me singing the song with genuine footage of Jake and myself."
Both her song and her brother inspired Jones to create a tour that was much more personal than most musicians experience.
Traveling mostly to hospitals and military bases, Jones spends time at soldiers' bedsides singing to them and listening to their stories. The album is dedicated to the military community she sees come together through times of trial over and over again and the soldiers it supports.
A portion of album sales is donated to a charity helping wounded soldiers.
"Every American needs to go see these soldiers; it completely changes your perspective. I'll never complain about anything again," Jones said. "I want to know their stories, I want to know what happened to them out there. They're gonna walk away saying, 'Someone actually cares.' I'm just a true girl working for a true cause."