2015 Golden Boot Awards: Vote Now for Music Video of the Year
The Golden Boot Awards are back!
The Boot's fan-voted digital awards return in 2015 for a second year, and this time around, we've added two new categories -- New Artist of the Year and the Living Legend Award -- in addition to our five original categories: Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Music Video of the Year and Live Act of the Year. Each category features staff-selected nominees who made waves in the country music world from May 2014 through April 2015. Let's take a look at this year's Music Video of the Year nominees.
Dierks Bentley is 100-percent unforgettable in his "Drunk on a Plane" music video. The song, a surprising combination of both fun and melancholy, was certified platinum by the RIAA, and the music video is just as -- if not more -- entertaining. The Wes Edwards-directed video won Music Video of the Year at the 2014 CMA Awards and 2015 ACM Awards.
On a completely different theme, Glen Campbell's "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" music video made viewers cry -- but not from laughter. It provides a personal, raw and rare look into the icon's struggle with Alzheimer's disease and was completely deserving of, among other nods, its nomination at the 2015 Oscars.
Kenny Chesney's "American Kids" music video was released in June 2014. It is pure fun, complete with a psychedelic bus and youthful, energetic individuals. The funky project was recently lauded with an ACM Awards nod.
Sam Hunt's "Time Your Time" music video was definitely unexpected. Released in March 2015, the clip sheds light on domestic abuse in a powerful and artistic way. Though it hasn't been out long enough to be nominated for any awards, the song is doing well on radio, and the music video makes it that much more impactful.
Lady Antebellum's "Bartender" video brings in the help of SI model Kate Upton and the hilarious Tony Hale. It features Hillary Scott and her girls (including Upton) hitting up the bar for drinks, where they're challenged by Hale, the bartender.
It's rare that a new country act can make such a huge splash with a music video, but Maddie & Tae's "Girl in a Country Song" video did just that. Many country music videos showcase girls in short shorts and looking sexy in bikini tops -- so the duo decided to switch things up and feature males in these roles. The result? A laugh-out-loud music video that you'll want to watch again and again.
Which of these nominees do you think should win the title of Music Video of the Year in the 2015 Golden Boot Awards? Vote as often as once per hour in the poll below through noon ET on Monday, June 8, and we'll announce the winners on the site.
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