Pete Scobell, ‘Wild’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]
Get your tissues ready: Country artist Pete Scobell is debuting his "Wild" music video exclusively with The Boot, and it's both heart wrenching and heartwarming at the same time.
In the beginning of the clip, Scobell walks over to a shiny old Mustang (complete with the iconic racing stripes), throws his guitar into the two-seater and starts the ignition. As he sings about his glory days with a good buddy, the video shows them horsing around and having a grand old time together: The two friends fish, play with their guns and even ride a bucking bronco.
Soon, though, it becomes clear that Scobell is singing about a friend who has passed -- and the Mustang belonged to him.
"I went wild / When they laid my best friend in the ground / It sank in more than six feet down," Scobell sings. "I'm going to miss your smile / And I went wild / When they threw the dirt on your grave / It was like throwing it into my face."
Toward the end of the clip, Scobell drives out to his friend's grave, pours a shot and serenades his dear friend.
"Wild" is a music video you won't soon forget. It's a reminder that even guys who appear as tough as Scobell -- an accomplished musician, a Navy SEAL and a competitive skier, athlete and mountain climber -- have deep heartaches. Scobell himself is a jack-of-all-trades, but his deepest passion is music; it's been that way since he was young.
“I didn’t just wake up one morning and decide I want to be a musician. It's something I've done my whole life,” Scobell reflects in a press release. "My mom was a music teacher. She died when I was 10 months old, and she left all her instruments. That’s how I learned how to play. I was always trying to feel closer to her.”
Scobell has previously found success in country music, most notably with "Hearts I Leave Behind," a duet with Wynonna Judd. The song hit No. 1 on the iTunes country music chart the day after its release.