What’s up in the video “Lovin’ On You” by Luke Combs

There’s no question Luke Combs is one of the top names in country music. He’s also responsible for some of the best videos! I mean, just take a look at When It Rains It Pours and now check out this video, his latest:

As I do, I have dissected this video to come up with a few fun things you may not already know. Let’s start with the date in the home video at the beginning.

The date is July 22, 1998. This is a very significant date because Luke’s wife, Nicole, was born on July 22, 1992. Luke was born on March 2, 1990.

The video was shot at Brentwood Skate Center, 402 Wilson Pike Cir, Brentwood, TN 37027.

In the home video footage, Luke’s mom is driving a 1996 Buick Roadmaster station wagon. Notice the nifty sun roof ๐Ÿ™‚

Young Luke is wearing Columbia’s PFG line of shirts, which debuted in 1996.

The cute video was directed by Tyler Adams, an alumnus of Appalachian State, also where Luke Combs attended college. App State is well represented throughout the video. Tyler Adams was also Director of Photography on a documentary called “I Hate Christian Laettner,” which I highly recommend!

Counterpart to band member Rob Williford, Young Rob is wearing a Brooks & Dunn tour shirt from 1998, you can find one like it on eBay here.

Also, yes Mona Lisa IS looking at you. Also… Luke is too.

Now to some inconsistencies in the video.

The timecode on the VHS recorder starts at 0:00 and the voice behind the camera says, “We got one more coming in here,” referring to Luke arriving at the skate center. Certainly the camera guy recorded the other kids arriving at the party. So he should have a few minutes of footage BEFORE the last kid, Luke, arrived. Therefore a timecode of 0:00 when Luke arrives doesn’t really fit.

The style and bright neon colors in the “kid scenes” are more consistent with 1988, rather than 1998. It could be that the theme was “early 90s” since they’re celebrating the young girl’s birthday, and she was born in 1992.

When it’s time to cut the cake, the video is horizontally flipped and I can’t figure out why.

The arcade game Luke and his friends are playing is called “Duck Blind Hunter” and the image is of a red cardinal. Since when can you hunt cardinals?

Luke also shreds a plastic guitar “Guitar Hero” style! The only thing is, there wasn’t a “guitar hero” style game in the 90s. GH wasn’t released until 2005.

We see the young girl wearing the coveted pink skates before Luke buys them for her.

At the end of the video, adult Luke (in 2020) uses 1 ticket, worth $0.01 in 1998, to buy a whoopie cushion. Accounting for inflation, the 1 cent ticket is valued at 2 cents. The most inexpensive whoopie cushion I could find on eBay is around $1.99.

If the young girl is supposed to be Luke’s wife Nicole (born in 1992), she would be 6 years old in 1998. The actress looks older than 6.

Wrap Up…

This was a really cute video and right on par with Luke’s style and image. Good work on the video for a song worthy of being played at many a’wedding across the country! Check out Luke and the gang on their socials below…

Luke Combs Twitter

Luke Combs Instagram

Tyler Adams Twitter

-Out of the Wilderness

Who’s the dude in “More Than My Hometown” video by Morgan Wallen

Morgan Wallen and his mullet are making country music fans everywhere very, very happy. It’s the mullet, sure, but also the music. Well, great music is often accompanied by great music videos… like this one, Morgan’s latest video directed by Justin Clough.

Keen eyes will notice the church is the same one featured in the Hardy video “Give Heaven Some Hell,” also directed by Justin Clough. Wallen and Hardy are connected in more than one way, though, as “More Than My Hometown” was co-written by Michael Hardy.

But aside from Morgan and his mullet, there’s another actor with a mullet who folks are interested in.

Aaron Babcock stars in Morgan Wallen’s music video “More Than My Hometown”

The lead actor in this video is Aaron Babcock. He’s a young actor with 2 film credits on IMDB so far. Here is a screenshot of his background, check out more from his management’s site here.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to follow these creative and talented folks on their social channels!

Aaron Babcock website

Morgan Wallen Twitter

Morgan Wallen Instagram

Justin Clough website

Hardy Twitter

-Out of the Wilderness

Maddie & Tae “Bathroom Floor” music video set pieces, locations, and more!

I’m going to take a look at some of the props, set pieces, and locations of this video so we’ll start off with the thermal device on the bathroom counter.

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This is the LTO-Quest by Leupold. According to their website, this thermal scope is used for hunting. For Maddie & Tae, I guess it’s used for scoping out “hot” men?

Then, as perceptive fans already know, Maddie is wearing the same red dress from the Die From A Broken Heart video (left), suggesting this is a continuation of that story.

Side note: Have you ever noticed in music videos or movies you can’t see the logo of a certain item? Check out the way this wine bottle is conveniently facing away from the camera. This is done mostly to avoid any legal issues from showing a brand you may not have the approval to show, or it could be they just don’t want to give free advertising to a particular brand.

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Notice the same thing on this cup. She could be covering the brand very much on purpose.

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Location… a lot of this video was shot in the Melrose/ 8th Avenue area of Nashville, Tennessee. I know for a fact one of the locations is 2606 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN. How do I know this? Because I’ve been in this parking garage before.

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I’ve made a handful of Uber Eats to residents in this gated community. I’d also assume the apartment scenes in the music video are from this housing complex, as well, because why not?

If you’d like to see more from behind the scenes, Maddie and Tae have a short video showing the fun they have with the crew and their band.

As a confirmation this is a continuation of Die From A Broken Heart, the male star of that video shows up again at the end of Bathroom Floor… his name is Ricardo Hoyos.

Lastly, these folks were the ones to bring this video to life in such a fun, entertaining way. Good job, team!

Film Editor: Adam Little
Film Director: Carlos Ruiz
Producer: Jimmy Robbins, Derek Wells
Film Producer: Christen Pinkston
Composer Lyricist: Josh Kerr, Taylor Dye, Maddie Marlow
Photography Director: Roger Pistole

If there is anything else you want to know about this video, comment below!

-Out of the Wilderness

What Jason Aldean’s got in “Got What I Got” video and what it costs… And more!

Do you want to get what Jason’s got in his “Got What I Got” video? Well, be prepared to lighten your wallet! I’ll give you a grand total at the bottom of this post, but for now… read on!

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Jason Aldean and wife Brittany show off their love and their kids in this video that already has well over 750,000 views in just 2 days. The video was shot in Destin, Florida and the backdrop for some of the video is theย Henderson Park Bed & Breakfast. Rooms here will set you back anywhere from a couple hundred to close to a grand, but can you put a price on a room right on the beach? If you’re as rich as Jason Aldean, the answer is no… no, you can’t. But let’s say it’s $500/night just for sake of our research. Speaking of research, I have done quite a bit on other music videos, a list of which you can check out here.

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By the way, “Nashville Noise” has more good info from the video so be sure to check that out here.

Early on, the video has a strategically placed shot of Wolf Moon Bourbon, undoubtedly a case of integrated marketing as the bourbon is owned by Aldean and country group Florida Georgia Line. Here’s more on the brand, and a bottle of this will run you about $25. Our running total is now at $525.

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The video was directed by my all-time favorite country music video director, Shaun Silva. He has a lot of videos that I love including Kenny Chesney’s “Anything But Mine,” “Come Over,” “Who You’d Be Today,” and Rascal Flatts’ “What Hurts the Most.”

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Enter the red Ford Bronco. I spent way too much time trying to narrow down the exact year of this modified classic, and at the end of my research all I can say is that it’s either a ’75 or ’76 model. Any car enthusiasts out there can feel free to chime in with more knowledge about it, but for now I’m sticking with mid-70s based on the headlights, grill, hood, and overall body style. I’ll value this ride conservatively at $40,000.

Are you ready for the grand total?

For you to “got” what Jason’s “got” in this video, you’ll need to spend $7,040,545.00. And that’s not including tax! He also has 4 kids (as seen throughout the video) so let’s just round up to half a billion, mmmmk? Kids are expensive, so I’ve heard, with all the iPads and scrunchies.

If there’s anything else in the video you’re curious about comment below and I’ll try to dig up the answers… Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

 

 

The woman in Jon Pardi’s “Ain’t Always the Cowboy”… and more!

Jon Pardi’s music video for “Ain’t Always the Cowboy” compliments the song very well, which is very important. There’s nothing worse than a music video that ruins the song for the listener/viewer. Of course, fans would expect nothing less from the country singer who seems to hit a homerun with every song and video.

Getting right to the details of this video, the woman featured here is Jessica Holmberg. If you thought she looked comfortable on the horse, it’s because she’s very comfortable on a horse. Jessica is a barrel racer in Texas.

Jessica may be from Texas, but the video was shot a few states over… Tucson, Arizona.

Jessica’s character has a love interest who is played by model Brian Patrick Harris. Finding info on him is proving to be difficult but so far I’ve discovered him with a very different look on a professional make-up website here.

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Now this next piece of info cannot be confirmed so it’s just my opinion, but it looks like the part of “boyfriend” in this video is played by Brian Patrick Harris (as mentioned above) and… drum roll please… Jessica’s husband, singer/songwriter Jarrod Morris. Check out the man in the bed and compare him to the man at the end (Brian). They look similar… very similar. Thoughts? Maybe it’s just the lighting and how similar the two guys look in real life that’s throwing me off.

If this is the case, that Jessica’s husband plays the part of “bed boyfriend,” I’d guess it was Jessica’s decision to not be in bed (even in an acting scene) with a man who isn’t her husband. As I said, none of this is confirmed, just a hunch!

The video was directed by Carlos Ruiz, who has directed most of Jon Pardi’s music videos, and done a great job with each. He’s definitely got an eye for the visuals that fit the idea of Jon Pardi’s music very well. See Heartache Medication and Heartache on the Dance Floor.

The Dodge Ram has a “Mayse” license plate which appears to represent Mayse Automotive Group out of Aurora, Missouri.

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Check out these folks on their socials and be sure to give them some love! Thanks for stopping by. If you have more info to share about this video, feel free to comment below.

Jessica Holmberg Twitter

Jessica Holmberg Instagram

Jarrod Morris website

Carlos Ruiz website

-Out of the Wilderness