Jenny Tolman Highlights Thistle Farms in Uplifting Video for “Watering the Weeds”

After curating an all-female line up at the inaugural ‘Cowgirls at The Cowboy’ last month, acclaimed singer-songwriter Jenny Tolman continues to elevate women’s voices with her new video “Watering the Weeds.” Tolman is joined by women survivors from the Nashville-based nonprofit Thistle Farms. Three women’s inspiring stories are highlighted throughout the video, their strength and joy palpable and the perfect pairing for Tolman’s uplifting lyrics.


You get kudzu on your mind,
There ain’t no room for a rose
And if you ain’t livin’ right
You might as well be standin’ there with a hose
Waterin’ the weeds
Waterin’ the weeds
Life is a garden, love is a seed

“Thistle Farms is always happy to welcome artists who highlight incredible women survivors through music. “Watering the Weeds” is a joyful message and reminder that ‘love is a seed,’ shared Thistle Farms Founder and President, Becca Stevens.

Directed by Taylor Kelly, the video not only features Thistle Farms’ survivors but was also shot at some of their Nashville locations, including the Cafe at Thistle Farms. Thistle Farms is a Nashville based nonprofit that assists women survivors who have experienced hardships including trafficking, addiction and domestic violence. For more information, visit “Watering the Weeds” was co-written by Tolman with Dave Brainard and Mando Saenz and is on her sophomore album Married in a Honky Tonk, which was released in March to rave reviews.

“I am so honored to have gotten to make this video with Thistle Farms. Growing up in Nashville, I had always heard about the incredible work they do, but getting to experience it with women who have graduated their program took that admiration to a whole new level,” said Tolman. “These women are so inspiring, as they could’ve chosen to “water the weeds” and pay attention to all the negative they had, but instead chose to be grateful and found a beautiful new life through Thistle Farms.”

Recently Tolman curated and performed during the all-female line up for ‘Cowgirls at The Cowboy.’ The inaugural festival was featured on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown and featured reigning ACM and CMA Female Artist/Vocalist of the Year Carly Pearce as headliner. The festival was staged at Jackson’s iconic Million Dollar Cowboy Bar October 7-9. The three-night celebration of women in country music featured some of the industry’s hottest established and emerging female singers and songwriters. Natalie Hemby (Miranda Lambert, Lady Gaga, Jon Pardi, Little Big Town) and Caitlyn Smith (Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, John Legend, Meghan Trainor) joined Tolman for a writers’ round to kick off the weekend. Tolman and her band made a triumphant return to the venue featured on the cover and video of her most recent album release for the second night of the festival, co-headlining with North Carolina native Carter Faith.

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