Carrie Underwood’s ‘Southbound’ + 5 More Country Music Videos You Need to Watch
Country stars are gearing up for summer and fun in the sun with a wide variety of beach-ready new music videos this week. Read on to find your new favorite!
Carrie Underwood, “Southbound”:
After watching her "Southbound" music video, we're not sure if Carrie Underwood has more fun onstage or off. The video shows the glitz and glamour of being in the spotlight for her Cry Pretty Tour--which is pretty magical. At the same time, it also gives viewers a look at Underwood hosting a lake party for her tourmates in Austin; it was complete with barbecuing, drinks, corn hole, inflatable water fun and a cameo by her husband Mike Fisher and son Isaiah. The clip was directed by Jeff Venable, and he reminisces on Instagram, saying, "This was such a fun one to pull off ... @carrieunderwood’s show is MASSIVE and such a joy to see for a few nights to really appreciate it. I used to shoot BTS for her years and years ago— so it was an honor to put a stamp on an official." -- CV
Lauren Alaina, “Ladies in the ‘90s”:
Forget QVC and tune into LVC--Lauren Alaina's version of the shopping channel. For her "Ladies in the 90s" music video, she acts as the show's host and offers up some of the greatest gems of that decade: Slap bracelets, mood rings, butterfly clips, fanny packs--and more. Plus, there are hilarious clips throughout where things don't go exactly as planned. (Falls, bad haircuts, faulty products--it's all in there.) The singer's video, directed by Ben Skipworth, is a throwback worth watching ... again and again. -- CV
Brett Young, “Catch”:
Brett Young goes back to his old stomping grounds and alma mater, the University of Mississippi, for his "Catch" music video. The location is significant to Young; he tells CMT, saying "My wife and I got engaged in Oxford, Mississippi and our families spent Thanksgiving together last year. It’s a special place for us and hopefully will be to our baby girl, too. I’m looking forward to taking her to her first baseball game for sure."
Young, a former pitcher, joined forces with Seth Kupersmith for this video. Back in his college days, Young couldn't have known he'd be back on the field--not as a pitcher--but as a rising country music star. “It was definitely bittersweet, but almost felt full circle too. It was pretty special to be back there for a music video, the past meeting the present," Young says. -- CV
Mumford & Sons, "Woman":
Choreographed by Kristin Sudeikis and featuring dancers Stephanie Crousillat and Yeman Brown, the music video for Mumford & Sons' new single, "Woman," is the rich and intricately told story of one man's love for a woman. Filmed in New York, Crousillat and Yeman's interpretive dance moves express an intimacy that the lyrics and simple arrangement of the song echo, set against a backdrop of gritty urban scenes. -- LS
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, "Bad Case":
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real throw down in the Wild West in the music video for their latest single, "Bad Case." Co-directed by Adria Petty and Alan Bibby, the video was shot at Willie Nelson's historic Luck Ranch, outside of Austin, Texas, and opens to scenes of a brawl -- presumably over a pretty girl -- in the dusty streets of the western ranch. The quarrel extends to include the young woman, who finally breaks free and goes her own way. The band plays the rowdy tune in a darkened saloon as they witness the fallout of a "Bad Case" of wanting what you can't have. -- LS
Chris Lane, "Fishin'":
The music video for Chris Lane's playful summer love anthem, "Fishin'," is as fun and flirty as the lyrics of the latest track of Lane's Laps Around the Sun album. Filmed on Florida's Pensacola beachscape, shots of Lane's dockside guitar strumming are interspersed with feel-good images of a young couple fishing for romance, as they dance and fall in love along the shoreline. From movie theaters to foosball tables and boardwalks, the video captures the innocence and joy of summer love, set to Lane's laid back, catchy beat. -- LS