Country ain’t country without jeeps and trucks. You can’t be driving around back woods and dirt roads in a Prius.
Here are seven country artists that understood that fact and included a jeep in their music videos.
Josh Turner – “Lay Low”
This video was shot at a cabin that’s more than 200 years old. It’s about two hours outside of Nashville, way out in the country.
“Interesting, too, there’s a line in the song that says, ‘I want to drive so far that I don’t have any bars left on my cell phone,’ and we don’t,” the location scout told Taste Of Country. “We have not had much cell service out here, so we’re kinda livin’ it.”
Alan Jackson – “Drive (For Daddy Gene)”
This video, done by The Illusion Factory, won Best Music Video in the Country Music Awards in 2002. It’s about Jackson’s dad, Eugene.
Pat Morgan – “Girls Like Jeeps”
“This is the furthest I’ve ever taken a song I’ve written and it wouldn’t have happened without the love and encouragement of my friends and my family,” Morgan says about the song on vk.com. “It’s a fun jam that I hope makes you wish you had a jeep and also hope gets me one of my own.”
Cole Swindell – “Chillin’ It”
The Luke Bryan protege dropped a Florida Georgia Line-like pop-country tune, featuring jeeps and a girl, what a lot of country boys dream of.
Ashton Shepherd – “Sounds So Good”
“I am a sincere fan of country music from Coffeeville, AL that has sang and written songs all of my life,” she says on her Facebook page. “I’m extremely grateful the Good Lord chose to bless me with a gift that has allowed me a career releasing 2 major records with MCA records with charted song success, major tours, television appearances and more.”
Luke Bryan – “Crash My Party”
“What I love about the whole concept is how I inadvertently interfere with another couple and put them down a path where they see each other, and all of that is surrounded by the date night I’m organizing with my wife,” Bryan told Taste Of Country. “I don’t realize that I intervened in this other couple’s world … I put them on a path to meet each other by going and picking flowers for my little date … with my wife.”
Colt Ford – “Workin’ On”
The proceeds to this song about PTSD go toward an organization called Lone Survovor Foundation, which “restores, empowers, and renews hope for our wounded service members and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support,” says its website.
“Those guys, Special Forces guys, they’re a little bit of a different breed,” Ford said about being friends with one of those guys. “And to be able to be in their inner circle is really cool and a special honor for me.”