With a touch of old Hollywood glamour and a healthy dose of grit, Las Vegas is the perfect setting for Nikki Lane’s latest video, “Jackpot.” Directed by Chris Phelps, the clip follows Lane as she rambles around Sin City, hocking her guitar, partying at the El Cortez Hotel, playing the slots and hitting the big time in more ways than one.
“Jackpot” is the latest single from Lane’s upcoming release, Highway Queen, due out Feb. 17 on New West Records. Flanked by a jangly honky tonk piano, the song feels like a night out in a neon-lit Vegas dive. The chorus, referencing Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno and riverboat gambling on the Mississippi River, plays out like the ultimate dice-rolling, quickie wedding road trip.
Lane’s real life boyfriend Jonathan Tyler, who inspired the song and Lane’s lucky sevens tattoo, co-stars as her video love interest. The two previously collaborated on the duet “To Love Is To Fly” from Tyler’s 2015 release Holy Smokes.
Check out “Jackpot” below:
Highway Queen is the follow up to Lane’s critically acclaimed 2014 album All Or Nothin’, produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Lane takes the reigns on the new album, co-producing the 10-track record with Tyler.
Like a true highway queen, Lane has been keeping busy. Late last year, she released the video for the album’s title track. She also took part in East Nashville honky-tonker J.P. Harris’ vinyl-only classic country duet project Why Don’t We Duet in the Road.
Currently, Lane is gearing up for the Stagecoach Spotlight Nikki Lane Highway Queen Tour. The tour kicks off Feb. 22 in Birmingham, Ala. and hits 27 stops in just two months. She’ll be joined by fellow Americana favorites Brent Cobb, Robert Ellis and Jonathan Tyler in select cities.