JAM! Home Music Books Theatre TV Movies Video Country Allpop JAM! Music

Music newsletter
Future CD releases
Concert Listings
Album Reviews
Concert Reviews
Pop Encyclopedia
JAM! Chats
Buy concert tickets
Shop Canoe

JAM! Radio
Nielsen SoundScan Charts
Music Lowdown column
Vital Stats
Photo Galleries
Cdn. Music Index
Top 20 Concert Tours

Concerns or Feedback?
E-mail us!

Hot Movie Listings
Thursday November 2, 2000

Click here to watch the video

JAM! airs controversial Earle video

Senior Reporter, JAM! Showbiz

Singer Steve Earle, who joined JAM! Music for a online chat Thursday, has jumped into the U.S. election debate with a controversial new video for his tune "Over Yonder (Jonathan's Song)."

The clip, which takes a pointed shot at Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush, shows concert footage of Earle shot during his summer gig at Toronto's Convocation Hall, and is overlaid with this message: "140 Executed In Texas U.S.A. 1995-2000."

The balance of the video shows mug shots of every prisoner executed since Bush took office in 1995, including the controversial death of inmate Karla Faye Tucker.

The clip then shows this message on screen: "Under Governor George W. Bush, the state of Texas has executed 140 men and women, more than any other state in the nation. Almost every executed person was poor."

Earle, a long-time opponent of capital punishment, befriended Texas inmate Jonathan Nobles before his execution, and "Over Yonder" was inspired by their relationship.

JAM! Music will be streaming the video for "Over Yonder" in conjunction with Earle's first-ever Canadian online that was held on Thursday (Nov. 2).

Musician Steve Earle - Read chat transcript here

Click here to watch the video

[ Concerns or Feedback? - e-mail us! ]

JAM! | Music | Movies | TV | Theatre | Books | Video | Country | En Francais

Steve Earle

- More on Steve Earle

  • Top 100 Albums
  • Top 50 Singles
  • Top City Albums
  • Top 50 Alternative

  • [ Complete Charts ]

    Do you think ABC should have apologized to viewers for their steamy Monday Football intro featuring Nicollette Sheridan?

    Yes, it was inappropriate
    No, people have to lighten up
    Sorry, I didn't see it
    I don't care
  • The results so far