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February 12, 2021

Official Music Video for Nate Barnes’ “You Ain’t Pretty” Premieres Worldwide Today on CMT and CMT Music

Official Music Video for Nate Barnes’
“You Ain’t Pretty”
Premieres Worldwide Today on CMT and CMT Music

NASHVILLE, TN (February 12, 2021) – The official music video for Nate Barnes’ empowering debut single, “You Ain’t Pretty,” world-premieres today (2/12) on CMT and CMT Music. The perfect romantic pick-me-up heading into Valentine’s Day Weekend, “You Ain’t Pretty” centers around building up our loved ones in a world that often tears them down.


The “You Ain’t Pretty” video follows Barnes hard at work as he prepares a surprise date night for the special lady in his life who has just returned from a long day working as a first responder. That lady is played by a very special guest star:  Jennifer Wayne from country trio Runaway June.


“Jennifer and I first met at a NASCAR race last year and became friends. She’s such a talented artist and also actress. I think the world of her and am so humbled that she wanted to be a part of my very first music video. It was a long day but we had a lot of fun on set. I’m really excited to partner with CMT on its debut,” said Barnes.


Watch the uplifting and empowering video HERE


The perfect showcase for Barnes’ brand of authentic, honest Country music, “You Ain’t Pretty” was co-written by Barnes alongside chart-topping songwriters Jason Sellers (“Don’t You Wanna Stay” – Jason Aldean/ Kelly Clarkson) and Jimmy Yeary (“I Called Momma”- Tim McGraw). The song was produced by acclaimed music producers Mickey Jack Cones (Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett) and Derek George (Randy Houser). At once humble and passionate, laced with both a textured grit and a calming smoothness, Barnes’ voice reminds listeners that beauty is much more than skin deep.


A virtual unknown when “You Ain’t Pretty” was released digitally in late 2020, Barnes has made a significant splash ahead of the song’s Country Radio impact date of 2/16. To date, “You Ain’t Pretty” has earned nearly 14 million streams on TikTok and is closing in on half a million views of the song’s official lyric video.


“You Ain’t Pretty” was honored with Music Row Magazine’s DISCovery Award upon its release with music critic Robert K. Oermann declaring, “This kid has the goods.” Cowboys & Indians magazine has heralded Barnes’ debut as a “meltingly romantic love song from a blue-collar country troubadour” while Billboard Country Update made note that Barnes “owns a classic country voice with a reedy filter” for a “smooth centrist” sound.

Listen and/or purchase “You Ain’t Pretty” HERE.


About Nate Barnes:
Hailing from South Haven, Michigan, Nate Barnes is a young, blue-collar storyteller who writes and sings about God, family, hard work, heartache, love, and the simple joys of life. The former nuclear power plant worker spent years playing bars, coffee shops, small venues and festivals in and around his hometown while juggling a grueling day job that included shoveling and digging trenches, laying pipelines, pouring concrete and performing mechanical maintenance duties for the plant, oftentimes enduring extreme weather conditions and 14-hour shifts. A virtual unknown before signing with Quartz Hill Records, Barnes’ debut single, “You Ain’t Pretty” has earned nearly 14 million TikTok streams and half a million lyric video views since the song’s release in late 2020.

“You Ain’t Pretty” impacts country radio on 2/16 and is available now across all digital retailers and streaming services. For more information about Nate Barnes visit: and follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


About Quartz Hill Records:

Quartz Hill Records, in joint partnership with The Orchard, is a full-service Country music label led by Benny Brown, Paul Brown and award-winning songwriter Jason Sellers. Joining this venture, The Orchard is a leading global music distributor and Artist & Label services company which specializes in empowering creators and businesses to grow and adapt in the dynamic global industry. Quartz Hill’s roster includes up-and-coming country stylist Nate Barnes and triple threat singer/songwriter/ guitarist Ben Gallaher.