Top 10 Country Music Video Cameos
Jason Aldean once called Nashville “Hollywood with a touch of twang,” and rocker Shawn Mullins deemed Los Angeles “kind of like Nashville with a tan,” so it’s only natural that the stars from each city would intermingle — personally and professionally.
Country stars like Sara Evans and Luke Bryan have recently appeared on ABC’s hit TV show ‘Nashville,’ Trace Adkins took the lead in ‘The Virginian,’ and Aldean appeared in the film ‘Sweetwater.’ On the other side, Hollywood’s stars also dip their toes in the country water, namely in music videos. From ‘Seinfeld’ star Jason Alexander playing a lovable loser for Brad Paisley, to Heather Locklear getting cozy with Toby Keith, to Kate Upton partying it up with Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott, The Boot counts down the Top 10 Country Music Video Cameos.
When Rascal Flatts planned their perfect wild Vegas trip — spoofing ‘The Hangover’ — they enlisted numerous Sin City-dwelling celebrities, including Carrot Top, Wayne Newton and Penn & Teller. However, it was ‘Scream’ actor Arquette whom they asked to temporarily join their wolf pack and serve as the narrator (and groom) of their humorous tale.
It takes a lot of guts for a man to ask his girlfriend — who happens to be a gorgeous actress — to star in the music video for a song that lauds the choice of fishing over love. But in 2002, that’s exactly what Paisley did when it came time to cast the clip for his second career No. 1 song. (Then again, it didn’t hinder the relationship between the ‘Father of the Bride’ star and her singer-songwriter beau, who have been married now for more than a decade.) Williams-Paisley also appeared in her hubby’s ‘Perfect Storm’ music video, released in October 2014.
There’s a reason ‘I’m Gonna Miss Her’ made The Boot’s list of Top 10 Funny Brad Paisley Songs — it’s a one-of-a-kind, hilarious hit that only the funny country singer can pull off.
For the most part, when a celebrity appears in a music video, it’s usually because they’re friends with the artist. That’s not always the case, though, as with this clip. Morgan didn’t meet his love interest, ‘Rizzoli and Isles’ star Harmon, until they headed down that dirt road to film, but a friendship blossomed from the meeting, leading to the Tennessean’s appearance on Harmon’s TNT TV show.
Long before her successful run on ’30 Rock,’ this star of stage and screen became acquainted with country audiences thanks to her not-so-lighthearted role as the victim of domestic abuse. This Dixie Chicks video includes numerous familiar faces, including lead singer Natalie Maines’ actor husband Adrian Pasdar, TV icon Dennis Franz and movie star Lauren Holly, but Krakowski takes the recognition because, let’s face it, who else could look that good with a black eye?
Keith isn’t exactly a romantic kind of guy. But bring out candles, red wine and the gorgeous Locklear, and he is oddly right in his sexy element. However, anyone looking for a beyond-PG-rated clip won’t be too thrilled about this video’s ending.
Nearly a year before he popped the question to Miley Cyrus, and before their much-publicized breakup, ‘The Hunger Games’ actor appeared in this haunting video. The Australia native shines in the black-and-white clip from the Zac Brown Band, even when the cold gets too much for him to bear alone.
If ever there was someone who personified sunshine, it would be supermodel Taylor. She was the best person to be featured in this feel-good summer love song whether she’d been dating Urban at the time or not. Plus, they’re both such good-looking people, it makes watching this video a whole lot of fun.
Women across the country flocked to theaters to see McConaughey play a stripper in ‘Magic Mike,’ but we’ll take him in a gorilla suit any day. The cameo reveal comes six minutes into this music video, as you finally learn that the dude in the gorilla suit, who has been walking the streets of Hollywood and Venice Beach all day, is actually the Texas-bred movie superstar. But this isn’t the actor’s first music video role: McConaughey famously got his start in Trisha Yearwood‘s video for ‘Walkaway Joe.’
When a Victoria’s Secret supermodel (Upton) and an Emmy Award-winning actor (Hale) come together in a country music video, it’s bound to be memorable … especially when Upton is partying hard with Lady A’s Hillary Scott and girlfriends and Hale, who plays a crazy bartender, is challenging them to down more and more drinks, each one more intense than the previous. Count on Upton, Hale and Scott to steal the show in this fun, clever and oh-so-funny video.
It’s a far cry from his 2003 appearance as an overzealous coffee drinker in Paisley’s ‘Celebrity’ video as Alexander lives out the lyrics of this 2007 geek anthem. Despite his “stats,” the ‘Seinfield’ actor proves you don’t have to be 6’5” with six-pack abs to get Marcia Brady (a.k.a. Maureen McCormick) or have Taylor Swift and Kellie Pickler dance with you. However, if you’re going to have William Shatner play Alexander’s dad in the clip, shouldn’t he be a Trekkie instead of a ‘Star Wars’ fan?