WATCH: Tenille Arts Reunites With LeAnn Rimes In Enchanting New Music Video For ‘Jealous Of Myself’
Arts and Rimes bring their soaring duet to life in the brand new clip.
Tenille Arts, LeAnn Rimes; Photo Provided
Tenille Arts and LeAnn Rimes reconnected to release a dreamy music video for their collaborative breakup ballad, “Jealous of Myself.”
Conceived, produced and directed by the award-winning filmmaker Roman White for Red Mill Productions, the video opens with Arts playing a grand piano in the midst of a hazy, wooded scene brought to life with a green screen at Laurel Canyon Studios in Los Angeles. Soon, Rimes appears, joining in on the emotionally charged lyrics as their harmonies dance together to create a sound as elegant as the off-white gowns they’re both seen wearing throughout the clips.
Taking to social media to promote the new video, Arts once again expressed her excitement for getting the chance to work with one of her musical heroes, LeAnn Rimes.
She wrote, “Little me & current me are both sobbing that I get to have a music video out with one of my very first idols @leannrimes.”
“Jealous of Myself” was originally released as a solo recording by Arts, and in April of 2023, she dropped a revamped version of the tune with added vocals by one of the most powerful vocalists in music, Rimes. Written by Emily Weisband, Trevor Rosen and John Byron and produced by Nathan Chapman, “Jealous of Myself” is the first single released by Arts via Dreamcatcher Artists.
“LeAnn Rimes, The Chicks, Shania Twain and Kelly Clarkson were my idols growing up,” Arts said in a press release of her recent duet partner. “LeAnn in particular has been a huge part of my story in Country Music since I was very young.”
Together, the female country artists curated a string of stunning harmonies to pair with the painful lyrics that find them envying their past selves and their time with an ex-partner.
“Ain’t a day that I don’t wish that I could be her / The way you hold her like you’ll never gonna leave her / How they love her in your hometown too / I’m jealous, I can’t help it, I want / Every second that your hands are on her body / How you put her name in every prayer to God / She has it so good, but she has no clue / I’m jealous of myself when I had you,” they sing in the enchanting chorus.
This isn’t the first time Arts and Rimes have come together to share their passions for music. In fact, Arts first caught a glimpse of the “How Do I Live” singer’s, talent while attending the Grand Ole Opry at a young age.
On this memorable night, Arts can recall Rimes performing “Blue,” a song that the budding artist was then inspired start to covering at the age of 11. Since then, the track has remained an integral part of Arts’ career, including when she performed it years later during her own set at the Opry.
In celebration of this full-circle moment, Arts compiled the videos of her singing the song as a child with her performance on the Opry stage and made them into a TikTok. This video has gone on to become one of her most popular videos to date on the social media platform.
“One of my most viewed videos on TikTok is of me singing ‘Blue’ when I was 11 years old, and then it transitions to a full circle moment of performing it on the Opry. I am so grateful and humbled by LeAnn’s willingness to collaborate with me on this very special song. I will remember and cherish this forever,” Tenille Arts previously shared.
“As soon as Tenille invited me to join her on ‘Jealous of Myself,’ I had to say yes,” Rimes added. “The song and Tenille’s vocals are stunning. It’s an honor to collaborate with any artist that is as talented as Tenille, but after she shared her journey in music with me and how much I have influenced her, it made this opportunity even more special.”
Then in April of 2023, Rimes invited the rising star to join her at her sold-out Ryman Auditorium concert where they came together to perform this song, making for a night Arts will never forget.
Tenille Arts has spent the year touring with a slew of artists including Lee Brice, Brett Young, Walker Hayes, Thomas Rhett, Chris Young, and more.
She most recently wrapped up a string of UK dates with Caylee Hammack in August and already has a slew of upcoming shows on the books throughout December.
Tenille Artists is next slated to perform on October 10 at The Eagles Nest Rockin’ Country Bar in Chesapeake, VA.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.