Something about country music’s powerful themes of heartbreak, hay bails, whiskey and women really lend this genre to the music video form. If a picture says a thousands words, then how many song lyrics can a three minute video convey? A lot.
Carrie Underwood: “Before He Cheats”
Take Carrie Underwood‘s riveting video, “Before He Cheats,” featuring an empowering Carrie and impeccable use of wind machines. Legal Disclaimer: However fierce Carrie looks with a baseball bat and a leather jacket, Seatgeek in no way condones smashing in your ex-boyfriend’s car.
Brad Paisley & Alison Kraus: “Whiskey Lullaby”
When you hear the “Whiskey Lullaby,” you might think of a typical Saturday night, but this video, featuring Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss will leave you feeling like you have a hang-over in your heart, not your head.
Rascal Flatts: “What Hurts the Most”
If the classic love story isn’t your thing – try Rascal Flatts‘ “What Hurts the Most,” as an even sadder alternative.
Best Country Music Videos and Quotes
However compelling you might find these videos, there’s still something remarkably powerful about lyrics alone. Take Brad Paisley’s appropriately titled song “Alcohol” where he sings:
“I am medicine and I am poison/I can help you up or make you fall
You had some of the best times/You’ll never remember with me/Alcohol, alcohol”
Beautiful in its simplicity.
Blake Shelton likes to sing things with a twist, and there’s something charming in his coy honesty (is that an oxymoron?):
“You don’t have to throw back your pretty pink lemonade shooter and lean a little closer…but it’d sure be cool if you did.”
Other times, you just want to have as much fun as Gretchen Wilson, and she certainly knows how to get the party started:
“Well I’m an eight ball shooting, double-fisted drinking son of a gun.” She sings in “Here To Party” – I’m tryin’ to get there too!