The Mavericks’ ‘Pardon Me’ Enters The Boot’s Video Shootout Hall of Fame
The Mavericks began their four-week run to Video Shootout victory in early December by defeating two-week Shootout champion Scotty McCreery and his “Southern Belle” music video and Rodney Atkins‘ “Eat Sleep Love You Repeat” clip. In their second week in the Shootout, the group earned a decisive victory against Ashley Monroe and her “Bombshell” clip and Lady Antebellum‘s music video for “Something Better,”their collaboration with Audien.
After a break for the holidays, the Mavericks earned more than 83 percent of votes against Jewel and her “My Father’s Daughter” video and Hank Williams Jr. and his “Are You Ready for the Country” clip, giving them a third Video Shootout victory. For their fourth and final win, the band won against two country ladies, Lindsay Ell and Carrie Underwood, who were competing with their music videos for “By the Way” and“Heartbeat."
“Pardon Me” comes off of the Mavericks’ newest album, Mono, which made its debut in February of 2015. The song is about what the group experiences while out on the road, and unlike other upbeat and happy tunes about touring, this track paints a different picture. In the clip, the group acknowledges these more somber feelings that come along with traveling for extended periods of time.