Tim McGraw may’ve had a big hit with “The Cowboy in Me” back in 2001, but it’s Justin Moore who’s showing off his cowboy side in his latest music video. Justin says the “You Look Like I Need a Drink” shoot was the realization of a dream he’s had for a long time.
“We actually went to L.A. and shot it. We shot a western, which I’m pretty pumped up about. I’ve been around horses and ridden horses for my whole life pretty much, and have always wanted to ride a horse in a video,” he reveals. “I didn’t really know in what capacity, I just wanted to ride a horse around, ’cause nobody does it. You know, Brooks & Dunn used to do it, and all these people used to do it, but nobody does it anymore. So I thought, ‘Man, that’d be kinda cool.'”
A student of the classic western, Justin’s also been anxious to make his own contribution to the genre.
“I’m a big western fan. If I’m not off the bus playing golf or doing something outside, I’m on the bus watching westerns. I thought, ‘Man, why don’t we do like a comedic western, like A Million Ways to Die in the West, or something like that, you know. Blazing Saddles kinda thing.’ And so we did our own version of something like that. I think it came across pretty good and I’m anxious for people to see it.”
While the Arkansas native’s video is definitely set in the wild west, it also owes as much to Groundhog Day as it does to any John Wayne film. You can check out it out for yourself on YouTube now.
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