As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday it’s always a reminder that there’s nothing more important than family, friends, and home, and Jessie Ritter’s new video for “Home” definitely delivers that message.
Jessie wrote the song after visiting her childhood home, while on a marathon Honeymoon road trip with her new husband. It had been years since she’d seen the property and was overcome with memories. Jessie explains the house’s meaning to her family, “It was exactly like I remembered it. To give you a bit of backstory, my dad was very sick when I was little. He had cancer for a long time and passed away when I was twelve. We had to leave this farm to be closer to family in another part of Missouri. But I will always remember this property as one of my favorite places we lived.”
The video which premiered today on Jessie’s youtube page was directed by her brother-in-law, Jay Toups, with assistance from her husband. The song was produced by noted musician, Jim Lill, who’s played with Josh Thompson, Josh Gracin, and Craig Wayne Boyd.
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, and Northwest Florida, singer/songwriter Jessie Ritter plays a heartfelt brand of country-pop with a breezy, romantic feel and plenty of charm. While studying music at Belmont University in Nashville, she released her EP Stories Told. Ritter then cut her teeth on the cruise ship circuit, releasing her debut album, Coffee Every Morning in 2018.
After winning NashFM 105.5’s regional Nash Next competition, she represented the Florida Panhandle in the finals, beating out over 800 contestants to be named the 2018 Nash Next winner. She gained national recognition and a record deal with Big Machine (home to heavy-hitters like Taylor Swift and Florida Georgia Line) making her label debut in May 2019 with the single “Nothing But You.” She then swept the, 2019 Northwest Florida Beachcomber awards taking home eight titles including: Musician of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Original Song, Best Country Artist, Best Singer/Songwriter, Best Solo Artist, Best New Artist, and Best Female Vocalist. Opening slots for Eli Young Band, Hunter Hayes, Easton Corbin, and Runaway June followed, as well as featured performances alongside hitmakers at songwriter festivals across the southern United States.