Amanda Watkins Releases Music Video for Jamey Johnson Duet, ‘If I Was Over You’
The sultry video was directed by TK McKamy and was shot in one take. This means that Watkins had to do everything right for the entire duration of the song, because there were no edits or cuts. Johnson does not appear in the video; instead, his presence is felt through Watkins reacting with raw emotions to his voice.
Watkins began preforming “If I Was Over You” while serving as the opening act on Johnson’s tour. Over the course of touring together Johnson would appear on stage during the song to offer his distinctive voice to the chorus. According to Rolling Stone, Watkins received a text from Johnson to come to a recording studio where he surprised her with a reworked version of the song.
“Jamey said, ‘I did some changes. I hope you are okay with them.’ They took the band out of the first two verses, so it is just acoustic guitar. When Jamey came in, I realized he had made it a duet, and I started crying,” Watkins says in a statement.
Before releasing “If I Was Over You” as her first solo song in July of 2015, Watkins was one half of the duo Miss Willie Brown; the other half was Kacey Buckley. Miss Willie Brown never put out a full album, but they did release a five-track EP in 2010 and a four-track EP in 2011. “Sick of Me” and “You’re All That Matters to Me” were the two songs that the pair released to radio.