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 the 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.”

Screen Shot 2020-07-03 at 9.04.23 AMAldean fans already know this I’m sure, but his nTr hat means “Night Train Ranch,” a nod to his home in Columbia, Tennessee. Among other things, this home has a 2-lane bowling alley where if you’re lucky, you can be a better bowler than me by scoring anything over 130… after purchasing the home for $7 million, of course. Or if you just want the hat, we’ll ballpark that at $20. So now our total is up to $7,000,545.00… to be just like Jason Aldean 🙂

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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

Meghan Trainor “Nice To Meet Ya” video… a vampire dancer and a pricey printer

Meghan Trainor has a new video for “Nice To Meet Ya” (I know what you’re thinking, but no, it’s not Niall Horan “Nice To Meet Ya”), and the video seems to be a hit with Megatronz. Take a look…

Meghan Trainor and Nicki Minaj are obviously the stars of the song/video, but how about that printer! Am I right? It’s the Sharp MX-M623N and it’s featured in a whopping 10 different clips throughout the video.

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This laster printer will set you back a few bucks, but it boasts 62 b&w pages per minute! So for the length of this video (3 min, 17 sec), Meghan could’ve also printed off 203.5 pages. In other words, the average length of a best-selling novel! Or about 6 of my children’s books, which you can conveniently find by clicking here or message me for signed copies 🙂

Actually, based on the screen grab below from the video, maybe she DID print out a novel, but she’s sitting on it till she gets a good publishing deal.

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The office desks are blue and you’ll notice throughout the video, many scenes show blue items in front or on top of pink items.

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This might represent the viewpoint that society (and business, in general) is a male-dominated space. This fits the theme of the song, too, which puts into lyrics the idea that women are no longer going to conform to what they think they should be for a man’s sake. Women are equal, hear them roar.

Quite possibly the most dramatic part of the video is the woman in pastel blue (right side of image below). SHE MIGHT BE VAMPIRE!!! Notice how she is not visible in the mirror reflection of the women. This also fits the theme of the song that women can be whatever they want, EVEN VAMPIRES!

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Meghan wears 5 different wardrobe ensembles but she and Nicki Minaj are the only ones who don’t wear any pastel colors (excluding Nicki’s pink hair and Meghan’s handkerchief-type things at the tail end of the video). All the other men and women– excuse me– women and men, are wearing bright colors. Meghan sticks to black, white, and gray.

By the end of the video, pink is the dominate color scheme. No doubt this was on purpose, as shown with Meghan sitting in a blue chair holding up a large pink newspaper, and her heavy pink eye shadow.

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Thanks for stopping by! If you have any comments, feel free to chime in below.

-Out of the Wilderness

Maroon 5 “Memories” music video great, except for one strike against it

I heard this song on SiriusXM for the first time a few days ago and wow, it’s one of those songs you almost need to pull off the road and just listen. It’s that good. Perhaps it hits harder if you can relate, and perhaps it’s unfortunate if you can relate… because loss and the void loss sometimes creates really stinks! Let’s avoid all that sadness and talk about the video…

You know, I’ve always thought to myself something like this, “If you have a good song and a good voice, you don’t need anything else.” I’m thinking of concerts that have pyro, flashing lights, huge set pieces, etc… all to entertain the audience. That’s all well and good, but there’s something to be said when someone like Jack White takes the stage and it’s just him, a mic and a few guitars, and that’s enough. Know what I mean? It goes for music videos, too. A music video can make or break a song. There have been plenty of songs that I didn’t like as much after seeing the music video. On the flip side, there’s a video like Kenny Chesney “Anything But Mine,” that makes the song a thousand times better…

So this video from Maroon 5 fits in with that idea perfectly. Any kind of flashy or heavily edited video would only distract from the beauty of the song. So it’s just Adam Levine singing to the camera, very close up, with an extremely slow camera pull out to reveal a little more of Adam, shoulders and up.

I honestly believe anything else they put together, short of home video clips, would have just taken away from the song’s power.

Screen Shot 2019-11-06 at 9.06.30 AMI do have one complaint and this can be fixed in a few seconds. On the Maroon 5 YouTube presentation of this video, it ends with “For Jordi” but here’s the problem… that tribute is covered by YouTube video suggestions. A powerful ending for this video is missed, or maybe a better word is destroyed, by distraction.

Evenso, this video is great and I have a sneaky suspicion this song is going to end up in my top 10 all-time favorites.

-Out of the Wilderness

The shark guitar, locations, and more “Dive Bar” Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton music video

This duet between country icon Garth Brooks and megastar Blake Shelton now has a music video to go along with it. “Dive Bar,” the song, was released in the middle of 2019 after Brooks called on Shelton to join him on the track.

The video was premiered worldwide on TheBoot.com (click here for their article), and is also available on Garth’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Check out the video, then scroll down for more info!


The music video was directed by Garth Brooks himself. Director of Photography and operating the camera was Vance Burberry, who’s an expert in underwater cinematography. From his website

“My other passion I bring into my work is my love of the underwater world. I have been a diver for 40yrs and a NAUI Instructor trainer for 20yrs. I continue to teach including a professional underwater cinematography course which I wrote and is an official NAUI sanctioned course. I am able to bring my land cinematography and lighting skill set to any underwater film project.”

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still image from b-camera: Vance Burberry shooting band (courtesy of Vance Burberry)

Everything underwater was in a pool at Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center in La Mirada, California. The band had to become scuba certified before shooting the video, as they’re wearing scuba gear about 15 feet underwater and also shredding various instruments. 🙂

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Speaking of instruments, the “shark guitar” is a Glen Burton, and apparently when you strum the strings, markers on the neck of the guitar light up. Cool! You can pick one up for $281.99 at BridgeCraftUSA.com.

The bar scene at the end of the video was shot in Long Beach, California (referenced in behind-the-scenes video below), although according to the Ole Red website, these Blake-inspired restaurants are located in Gatlinburg, Nashville, Orlando, and Tishomingo, Oklahoma.

At least some of the equipment was provided by Quixote Studios, located in California.

If you have about 30 minutes, check out a behind-the-scenes video below…


Check out the guys on their social channels below…

Garth Brooks Twitter and Instagram

Blake Shelton Twitter and Instagram

Vance Burberry Instagram and blog

Check out more music video research on my blog page “Interesting info about a few of your favorite music videos,” and as always, thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness