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November 11, 2020

Performance Lyric Video for NATE BARNES’ Debut Single “YOU AIN’T PRETTY” Premieres Exclusively Today with Cowboys & Indians

Performance Lyric Video for NATE BARNES’ Debut Single

Premieres Exclusively Today with Cowboys & Indians


NASHVILLE, TN (November 11, 2020) – Today (11/11), Cowboys & Indians magazine exclusively premiered the lyric video for Country newcomer Nate Barnes’ debut single, the uplifting and empowering, “You Ain’t Pretty.”


Directed by award-winning director Glenn Sweitzer, the classically cinematic video features a heartfelt performance from Barnes, set across the backdrop of a wide-open sky. 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.


Cowboys & Indians rounds out the “You Ain’t Pretty” lyric video premiere with a feature detailing the former nuclear power plant worker’s humble beginnings in South Haven, Michigan, as well as discussing both his personal and professional influences.


Access the Cowboys & Indians premiere feature HERE.


“You Ain’t Pretty,” the debut single from the flagship Quartz Hill Records artist, is now available across all digital download and streaming services worldwide.


Listen and/or purchase “You Ain’t Pretty” 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 (Dustin Lynch, Randy Houser).

Hailing from South Haven, Michigan, 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.

The antithesis of many modern-day label signings, Barnes wasn’t discovered on YouTube, TikTok or reality television but rather via a chance encounter with chart-topping songwriter Jason Sellers while passing through Nashville. A chance meeting turned into a conversation, which led to a song, and then to a meeting with pioneering Music Row label head Benny Brown, whose legacy includes breaking multi-platinum superstar Jason Aldean. That meeting ultimately landed Barnes a record deal with Quartz Hill Records, helmed by Brown alongside Paul Brown and Jason Sellers.

Barnes was influenced by the music and stories of Keith Whitley, George Strait, Alabama and Brooks & Dunn – as well as the Blues and Motown playing on his grandparents’ radio during Sunday gatherings. It’s those genres of the working man that can be heard in Barnes’ own music and in his vocal performances.

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.