Jennifer Nettles Releases Stirring New Music Video For “I Can Do Hard Things”


Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles has never been one to shy away from a top that she is passionate about just because some may consider it controversial. She has been an advocate for mothers, for women in country music, for women in general, and for the LGBTQ community, recently being recognized by the Human Rights Campaign for her efforts to create awareness of hate speech and support of LGBTQ youth. And she is far from finished. In fact, in her new music video for “I Can Do Hard Things,” Jennifer once again makes a statement on the strength of women.

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She announced the release of the video on her Instagram page with a stark, black-and-white photo of the women featured in the video.

In the caption, she writes, “The music video for #ICanDoHardThings shares some of the stark realities that women overcome and showcases the community that is forged by the shared experience of getting through hard things. It is the hard things that not only make us stronger, but also bring us together. I can’t wait for you to meet the women in the video. Real women sharing their real stories of doing hard things. Just like you do. Every day.”

In the YouTube description of the video (directed by Katie Kauss), we meet:

“The Women of ‘I Can Do Hard Things’

Jamie Combs: A former business owner and stylist, she’s an advocate for the transgender community, as well as a wife, mother and grandmother.

Morgan Leigh Garner: A singer/songwriter, mother and Army wife. She is raising her family, chasing her music dreams and holding down the home front as her husband serves our country as a Special Forces Solider.

Kate Davis: A photographer who also works as a Chief of Staff for an actress/activist, she’s adopting a baby as a proud single woman.

Audrey Ynigez-Gutierrez: A graduate research assistant, she is a care-giver to her disabled mother.

Holly Gleason: Journalist and consultant, she has spent the last two years quietly battling the profound aftermath of a Me Too sexual assault.

Ali Harnell: A high level career concert and event promoter, she has been chosen as the President of Live Nation’s Woman Nation to empower women in the entertainment industry.

Danielle Randolph: An active firefighter and member of the National Guard, she challenges perceptions of women in male-dominated industries.

Caroline Randall Williams: Award-winning poet, performance artist and food writer, creating art that tells the untold stories of women of color in her life and in the world.”