Cole Swindell Shares ‘Ain’t Worth the Whiskey’ Music Video
The video was filmed at the Silver Dollar Saloon in Nashville, and while it may feature a beautiful blond as the ex for whom Swindell isn't drinking away his feelings, the project also showcases U.S. Special Forces veteran Kyle Davis, who has served five tours in Afghanistan and is also one of Swindell's fraternity brothers.
In the clip, while out with his buddies at the bar, Swindell gets a text from Davis and hops on stage. The ex looks ready for disaster to strike -- but the singer isn't up there for her.
"Hey everybody, everybody! Can I get your attention? Just one second, just one second. I think we know why we're all here tonight: Our good friend Kyle Davis is finally home from Afghanistan," he says before pulling Davis up with him. "Because of people like this right here -- men and women serving our country -- we get to live in a free country, the best country."
The song then picks back up right where it should, with Swindell singing, "I'm raising my glass to those saving our ass overseas."
“It was cool to have Kyle and some of his actual team members in the video -- we want to do anything we can to make them feel involved and let them know that we appreciate them letting us do what we love while they’re out doing that stuff,” Swindell tells EW. “It’s nice to know there’s a bigger meaning behind the video than just an ex-girlfriend.
"And just crazy seeing them have fun and think what we’re doing was so cool while to us it’s like, ‘Dude, you can be in all our videos if you want,'" he adds. "You know, thank you for protecting us."
"Ain't Worth the Whiskey" is Swindell's third single off of his self-titled debut album; he co-wrote the track with Josh Martin and Adam Sanders.
The ACM New Artist of the Year nominee is set to join Kenny Chesney's 2015 The Big Revival Tour, along with Jake Owen and Chase Rice, as an opening act. The tour kicks off on March 26 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, with Swindell joining on May 2.
Download "Ain’t Worth the Whiskey" on iTunes.
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