A native to Nashville, singer/songwriter Kelleigh Bannen was just named to Nashville Lifestyles Most Beautiful People 2019 list! It’s the publication’s 20th edition of the list which states that beauty is more than skin deep.
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I’ve always had a complicated relationship with the word “beautiful,” but it’s truly an honor to be included on @nashvillelifestyles’ “Most Beautiful” list. Thank you @nashvillelifestyles for bringing our town’s stories to life for the past 20 years. Really love that of all the things in my interview regarding beauty —mental health, fitness, faith, friendship—they chose to highlight the part of the conversation about @keepabreast. It’s a non profit doing vital work educating young women about breast health and doing it in an inspiring, non-clinical way. Go get you a copy of the magazine (on newsstands now). 🖤 Also bravo @robbysphotos on your beautiful work with everyone on the list —it was such a pleasure to get to shoot with you. Styled by @courtkivela Makeup by @tarrynfeldman Hair by @derekpeterw Suit by @veronicabeard (@haudreyboutique) Diamonds by @groganjewelers
Bannen also recently released a music video for her song “Diamonds” off her forthcoming debut album, Favorite Colors. Before its release, Bannen teased she might need to be added back to Sue Bannen‘s (her mom) prayer list.
WARNING: The “Diamonds” music video is a little steamy, proceed with caution.
Bannen’s previous music videos have not heavily featured on-screen romances so this is a first for the singer and was a bit awkward. She recently did a Q&A on her Instagram stories where she answered questions about the music. She admitted she told the actor, Brendon Beck who plays her love interest that he was going to have to help her out and that she had never done this before. The two never lock lips, but get rather close in a teasing and steamy way. Bannen admitted to doing a shot with Beck before the filming took place so they could both just go for it.
In Bannen’s debut music video, “Sorry on the Rocks,” she had to simply hold hands with another man, which felt strange for the singer who has been married since 2003. She stated at the time:
“I’m married. I’ve been married for a while, so it was funny just holding hands with someone else that wasn’t Jeff (her husband). I kept getting real embarrassed about it, but he was really great and so sweet, and his wife was there too, so it wasn’t weird. But it was like, ‘Oh, that’s new. I haven’t been holding hands with anyone other than Jeff in a long time.’”
“Diamonds” is the final music video and song to be released ahead of the much anticipated release of Favorite Colors due out October 11.