Today, Nashville vocalist and songwriter Nikki Lane unveils the video for her current single, “Denim & Diamonds,” which premiered exclusively via People—watch it here.

Directed by Wade Crescent and Chase Manhattan of L.A.’s honky tonk Desert 5 Spot and featuring close friends of Lane’s, the “Denim & Diamonds” video was filmed in L.A. using a DIY approach to highlight the song’s overarching message of female empowerment. The video features set design and styling by Lane herself, including custom western wear and one-of-a-kind pieces from her own Nashville vintage store, High Class Hillbilly, as well as a Catherine D’Lish gown, a custom hat by Ben Kennimer, diamonds and jewelry by Esteemable Objects and floral arrangements by Black Leaf Flowers.

Later this month, Lane will return to Stagecoach with her highly curated Stage Stop Marketplace, where festival goers can peruse Lane’s own High Class Hillbilly shop alongside more than two dozen vintage clothing vendors hand-picked by Lane. Across the way at the Horseshoe Stage, up and coming artists from all over the country curated by Lane will showcase their rising talent, all under the shade of the Yeehaw Tent from noon until 9pm PT daily.

“Denim & Diamonds” is the title track from Lane’s critically acclaimed album—released last year on New West Records (stream/purchase here). Lane is currently on the second leg of her Denim & Diamonds Tour with headline shows in San Francisco, Seattle, Denver and more as well as festival appearances at Stagecoach and Two Step Inn and a handful of dates supporting Chris Stapleton—see below for full routing and get tickets here.

Denim & Diamonds received widespread critical praise upon release…

“Lane is sharpest when she leans all the way into irreverence. She sings with the authority and weariness of someone who’s been through the wringer, the cool insistence of her voice giving her an air of earned wisdom.”—Pitchfork

“The result has the rock-country grit of Tanya Tucker and some harder-edged guitars while still keeping Lane’s signature sound fully intact.”—SPIN

“It shows Nikki Lane at her best, stepping towards a darker direction while keeping one foot planted in the country and roots music of her past.”—American Songwriter

“Her brash kiss-offs, lovelorn pleas, and plenty of that good old-fashioned American grit come out to play with producer Homme's thrashing rock and roll sensibility — a deliciously satisfying
combo.”—No Depression

“Nikki Lane spent the last five years since the release of her breakthrough album, Highway Queen, searching for the right combination of confidants to help her realize the vision of the paradigm-spinning outlaw country songs on Denim & Diamonds. And it’s paid off.”—San Francisco Chronicle

Additionally, Lane was featured on CBS Saturday Morning last year as part of their “Saturday Sessions” series, performing three songs from Denim & Diamonds: “First High,” “Try Harder” and the title track.

Denim & Diamonds was born out of a moment of careful consideration in Lane’s career—when several years of touring behind her last album came to an end and the early days of the pandemic forced everyone inside, Lane knew it was time to find inspiration somewhere new. Lane enlisted Queens of the Stone Age frontman Joshua Homme to help her bring Denim & Diamonds to life, with whom she assembled a studio band of big-budget talent consisting of his Queens of the Stone Age collaborators Alain Johannes on guitar, Dean Fertita on organ and Michael Shuman on bass, as well as drummers Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys and Carla Azar of Autolux. With Homme’s help, Lane transformed the seeds of ideas she had for years into an album that nods to her wide-ranging influences, from the psychedelia of The 13th Floor Elevators to traditional country stalwarts like Loretta Lynn. Denim & Diamonds was a chance for Lane to take stock of her first decade as a songwriter as she traces her origin story from her religious youth in South Carolina to Nashville Rebel.

Raised as a Baptist in Greenville, South Carolina, Lane discovered music as an outlet for creative expression at an early age, dropping out of school at 17 to move to Los Angeles, then New York, and then Nashville to launch her songwriting career. She has released three albums—her 2011 debut Walk of Shame, 2014’s All or Nothin’ and Highway Queen from 2017. Aside from steadily releasing new music of her own and touring the world, she was featured on “Breaking Up Slowly” on Lana Del Rey’s 2021 album Chemtrails Over the Country Club and contributed to Spiritualized’s Everything Was Beautiful.

For more information, please contact Asha Goodman, Ethan Jacobs or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

1. First High
2. Denim & Diamonds
3. Faded
4. Born Tough
5. Try Harder
6. Good Enough
7. Live/Love
8. Black Widow
9. Pass It Down
10. Chimayo

April 14 /// Houston, TX /// Last Concert Café
April 15 /// Georgetown, TX /// Two Step Inn
April 17 /// Denver, CO /// Bluebird Theater
April 19 /// Bozeman, MT /// The Rialto
April 21 /// Vancouver, BC /// Hollywood Theatre
April 22 /// Seattle, WA /// Tractor Tavern
April 23 /// Portland, OR /// Aladdin Theater
April 24 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Chapel
April 26 /// El Paso, TX /// Don Haskins Center*
April 27 /// Albuquerque, NM /// Isleta Amphitheater*
April 29 /// Indio, CA /// Stagecoach
May 5 /// Decatur, AL /// Princess Theatre
May 6 /// Maryville, TN /// The Shed
May 19 /// Hurricane Mills, TN /// Tennessee
Motorcycle and Music Revival 2023
June 22 /// Valencia, ES /// Loco Club
June 23 /// Zaragoza, ES /// Casa Del Loco
June 24 /// Bilbao, ES /// BBK Legends
June 25 /// Madrid, ES /// Noches de Botánico
June 30 /// Roskilde, DK /// Roskilde Festival
July 14 /// Whitefish, MT /// Under the Big Sky Festival
July 26 /// Floyd, VA /// Floydfest
August 26 /// Sant Louis Palace, MO /// Evolution Festival
October 5 /// Charlottesville, VA /// John Paul Jones Arena*
October 6 /// University Park, PA /// Bryce Jordan Center*
October 7 /// Belmont Park, NY /// UBS Arena*
October 12 /// Corpus Christi, TX /// American
Bank Center Selena Auditorium*
October 19 /// San Antonio, TX /// AT&T Center*
October 20 /// Austin, TX /// Moody Center*
October 21 /// Austin, TX /// Moody Center*
October 26 /// Tulsa, OK /// BOK Center*
October 27 /// Dallas, TX /// Dos Equis Pavilion*
October 28 /// Dallas, TX /// Dos Equis Pavilion*

* with Chris Stapleton