Behind the video: Brett Eldredge “The Long Way” music video


Brett Eldredge doesn’t seem to be taking the long way around to please his fans. He’s had 2 music videos released just in the last 8 months, and his newest has over 1.6 million views in just 3 days. The video for “The Long Way Around” was shot on September 20 and, as you might already know, features Sadie Robertson, of Duck Dynasty fame. She plays the “love interest,” although car enthusiasts might be drooling more over the ’63 Chevy Impala the couple rides around in.

It’s a beaut, Clark. It’s a beaut!

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Trivia Time – Impala
The lyrics of the song refer to a ’99 Impala, which is fake news because, dun dunnn dunnnnnn, there is no ’99 Impala! Chevrolet stopped making the car in 1996 but production ramped up again in 2000, so we’ll assume he got a 2000 model a year early for that “hand-me-down ’99 Impala.” 🙂


Trivia Time – summer camp
Another line from the song: “I’d like to see where your daddy met your mama.” Given that Sadie Robertson is the one he’s singing to, even if they’re just acting, I researched her parents, Willie and Korie Robertson. According to the Duck Dynasty show website, the couple met in 3rd grade at a summer camp. I understand you wanted to “see” where they met, Mr. Eldredge, but remember– knowing is half the battle.


Location, location, location. 

So far my research is pointing to a little town east of Nashville called Gordonsville, Tennessee for the location of the music video shoot. Possibly near Highway 53. I will confirm this when I have more information.


The itty-bitsy spider. 

Have you ever seen beautiful spider webs? No joke, I have a little bit of arachnophobia, but I love a good spider web when I can see one.
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Who are you wearing? 

I noticed Sadie’s necklace in this video and tried to find more about it but came up almost empty. I now know Sadie has a line of jewelry you can find here. I don’t think the necklace in the video is from her collection, though.

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The director

This video was directed by Jay Martin. He has quite a few music videos under his belt, as well as lots of experience as a crew member on blockbuster hit movies. Check out his IMDB page here. I didn’t know this till I started researching this video, but Mr. Martin directed one of my favorite music videos. Here’s the beautiful song and video from singer Christina Perri, “Jar of Hearts.”


That’s all I have for now!

-Out of the Wilderness

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The stars of Lukas Nelson’s “Find Yourself” music video

I heard a song the other day on Nashville’s Lightning 100 and, thanks to Shazam, found out it was Lukas Nelson “Find Yourself.” Love the song, love his voice, and now, I love the music video, too… check it out:


Through a bit of research and a kind director willing to share more about the video, I can tell you that it was shot on Leo Carrillo Beach in Los Angeles. Just off the Pacific Coast Highway, the beach is part of Leo Carrillo State Park, where you can surf, swim, hike, explore caves, and…. shoot music videos. Plus it’ll only set you back two Grande Pumpkin Spice Lattes to park there all afternoon. Nice!

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image via Google Maps

Evidently the sandy coastline is a great location for movies, too. Just check out it’s wikipedia page. Here’s the trailer for Live A Little, Love A Little, an Elvis movie with scenes on Leo Carrillo Beach.


Side note: Did Elvis know dogs can’t be on this beach without a leash? Oh, Elvis! Or maybe back in the 60s that wasn’t a rule? Or perhaps they decided since Elvis was one of the most famous people of all time, his dog can run on the beach without a leash, but just this once! Either way, I hope they… ya know…

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All of that to say, while Lukas Nelson is the obvious star of his “Find Yourself” music video, it’s easy to see that the beach itself is quite famous in it’s own right. There’s another star of the video, too, though. Recognize this woman in the colorful sweater?

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She’s an actress from Los Angeles named Juliette LaBelle. Her cool, laid back vibe, along with the same attitude from the rest of the folks in the video, plus the shot of the kids hitting the tambourines (I love that this shot was used in the video, it’s very endearing), all work together to make up a great video.

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In fact, the video makes the song even better, which is a tricky accomplishment for any music video director. We’ve all seen good songs with bad videos, right? It’s so common, VH1 even put out a list. So major kudos to director Gus Black for making sure this one will never be on any such list.

Gus Black is also an accomplished musician and a professional photographer. For more on his varied work, click here.

To follow the colorful Juliette LaBelle on Instagram, click here.

You can also follow @LukasNelson on Twitter here, find his website here, and for another great song of his, check this one out:


-Out of the Wilderness

The phone number in Luke Combs “When It Rains It Pours” video

You may not have noticed, but at the 2:53 mark in the video above a “waitress” (if that’s her real job, I’ll get to that shortly) is carrying a notepad with a phone number on it.

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Assuming it’s a Charleston area code, where the video what shot, the number would be…

843-555-3825

A search for this number returns nothing significant. But since she didn’t include the area code on her slip of paper, I also looked up:

800-555-3825

I can confirm without a doubt this number is, how shall I say this, an adult chat line. I hope I wasn’t charged because who has two thumbs and dialed the number? This guy! So was the woman in the restaurant where he ordered chicken wings, extra ranch, Miller Light actually a waitress? Perhaps. Or maybe this was her way of making more money after she clocks out of her “day job,” hmm?

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-Out of the Wilderness

When will Macklemore and Kesha “Good Old Days” video reach 1M views?

Macklemore’s video for “Good Old Days” was made public this morning, and this off the heals of his other video for “Glorious.” You can check out his latest video below but I wanted to say rather quickly and to the point: At the time of this post, the video is getting 1,000 hits per minutes. That’s crazy! I can’t imaging having anything get so many views so fast. I guess that’s why the internet breaks sometimes. 😉

Here’s the view count at 12:09 (80,266 views)

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Then here’s 12:10 (81,496 views)

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Over a thousand a minute… wild stuff! If my math is correct, the video will be at a million by 3AM EST. That’ll be less than 24 hours since it was released.

UPDATE: It’s 8am CST and it’s over 1.8 million!

 

The woman in Kip Moore’s “Blonde” video

Kip Moore’s latest video features a female lead who starts off like your every day girl-next-door; red plaid shirt, ripped jeans and all. But big-time success soon turns her into a different person; less clothing, new hair, and of course, forgetting where she came from. Take a look…


Now, you might be thinking the woman in this video looks familiar, like you’ve seen her somewhere (besides your dreams) before. Well, can I get a drumroll please? She’s professional model and actress Cassi Colvin.

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Hey, that’s a red plaid shirt! Looks like the Texas native is staying true to her roots. She’s not new to country music, you may have seen her on Kenny Chesney’s tour back in 2011. That’s right, she accompanied Kenny on his Goin’ Coastal Tour, although not exactly in person per se. She was featured in the background video for “Somewhere With You” and this clip was evidently recorded by her father, pretty cool!


She’s also had experience in music videos before this one with Kip. Take a look at her performance in the Jake Owen video “Tell Me,” as well as a seductive performance in the Sterling Angel video “Survive.”


She has experience on television as well. Cassi appeared on the CBS show Big Brother 13 and also another CBS show The Bold and the Beautiful. On the latter, she played a model named Cassi. I bet she nailed it. 😉

Though landing multiple acting gigs, she’s said in the past she doesn’t want to do any acting, so I guess you’ll have a better chance seeing her on a runway or in magazines. Just look for a woman that’s 5 ft 8 in tall, wears a size 8.5 shoe, and has blue eyes. That, according to her bio on Kim Dawson Models website.

Oh, also, she’s a brunette so don’t go around looking for a blonde! 🙂

You can follow her on Twitter here and Instagram here.

-Out of the Wilderness

Taylor Swift’s first music video?

I had just moved to Nashville and one of my first paying jobs was as a production assistant for a music video. I was so excited! I don’t remember many of the details that day, but I do remember The Jordainaires, and a tall, curly-headed blonde girl that I walked by a couple of times. She ended up being part of the music video along with a choir of singers and songwriters…
taylor1…but I had no idea who she was. You wouldn’t have known either because this was BEFORE her first album came out! Scroll down to check out a 17-year old Taylor Swift starting around the 2:10 marker in the Wayne Warner video “God Bless the Children.”
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