2016 Golden Boot Awards: Vote Now for Music Video of the Year
The Golden Boot Awards, The Boot’s fan-voted digital awards, are back for a third year in 2016. Each of this year's eight categories features staff-selected nominees who made waves in the country music world from May 2015 through April 2016. Readers can vote for their favorites in each category as often as once per hour through 11:59PM ET on June 5. We'll announce the winners on the site the following Monday (June 6).
When you have names such as Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley together, you know there are some great projects in the mix. And there are certainly some great music videos in the running for Music Video of the Year in the 2016 Golden Boot Awards.
McGraw's “Humble and Kind” music video was inspired in part by Oprah and directed by Wes Edwards; the song itself is a tearjerker -- even for McGraw -- so the video is especially inspiring. Meanwhile, Paisley played a huge part in his clip for “Crushin’ It”: He created, drew and animated it himself, and the project is definitely the most hilarious and ingenious of the bunch.
There were instant tears when Chris Stapleton revealed his “Fire Away” music video; it's powerful to the max, with a call to focus on mental health issues. Bentley's “Riser” video also uses the singer's public platform to bring awareness to the risers among us -- specifically a homeless mom named Amy.
Kacey Musgraves channels a “Hee Haw meets Pee Wee’s Playhouse meets Wes Anderson” vibe in "Biscuits," while Thomas Rhett's "Die a Happy Man" is easily the most romantic video of the bunch. It shows the deep adoration he and his wife Lauren have for one another -- and it will move even the deepest love naysayer a little bit.
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