Chris Jones & The Night Drivers release music video for No. 1 song, "The Price Of Falling"

Article Contributed by Mountain Home … | Published on Sunday, March 19, 2023

For their first single following their run of eight No. 1 songs, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers released “The Price Of Falling,” an energetic slice of straight-up bluegrass. Now, that song has followed suit and reached the No. 1 spot itself on Bluegrass Today, the same day the band premiered their music video filmed in Asheville, North Carolina.

“This was our first release from what will be the second album by this lineup of the band, so it was thrilling for us to have the song go to No. 1. It continued a No. 1 streak for us and made us feel like we were starting off on the right foot!” says Jones. “We had so much fun recording this song and the same was true for the video. Playing together in that historic Asheville ballroom with the beautiful light streaming in through the windows got us in just the right frame of mind for it.”

With its intricate yet organically flowing arrangement and the cautiously optimistic, yet wry wisdom of its lyric, “The Price Of Falling” fits easily into the Jones canon. Backed by the Night Drivers — veteran mandolinist Mark Stoffel, Grace van’t Hof on banjo and award-winning bassist Marshall Wilborn — Jones delivers a meditation on the delicious uncertainty of new love over an insistent bluegrass beat. Alternating solos over the hooky chord changes of the chorus’s back half punctuate elegant lead and harmony vocals, creating musical momentum that reflects the headlong rush of emotions offered in the lyric:

Nothing’s ever gonna be the same
And it’s good and it’s not
You’ll learn to take the pleasure with the pain
Cold and hot
Sometimes an easy road
Other times you pay for your heart’s calling
The price of falling

“This is just an upbeat kind of song I wrote about the highs and lows of falling in love,” says Jones. “One way or the other, it changes how your world looks, whether it’s your first crush at age 7 or the more experienced version! We really had fun with this one in the studio.”

Watch the video for “The Price Of Falling” above and stream it wherever you listen to music HERE.