Cold beer, summer sun, good music, and — of course — boats. All things you must have if you’re going to hang with the rednecks and country folk. Playing hooky from the day and its responsibilities is only made better by cruising on the water with your besties. Country stars are like us. They, too, need to relax and get out on the lake, river, or whathaveyou. They’re living the same country life the rest of us live.
Country stars are like us. They, too, need to relax and get out on the lake, river, or whathaveyou. They’re living the same country life the rest of us live.We went out and found five music videos that were shot on a boat — because, well, how could we not?
We went out and found five music videos that were shot on a boat — because, well, how could we not?
Craig Morgan – “Redneck Yacht Club”
The opening of Morgan jamming on his banjo while on a speedboat sets the tone for this video. It shows the essence of good ol’ summer country living.This 2005 song shows up on his album, “My Kind Of Livin’.” It found a place on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and was certified Gold.
This 2005 song shows up on his album, “My Kind Of Livin’.” It found a place on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and was certified Gold.
Little Big Town – “Pontoon”
Sometimes you just have to take it slow. As the band sings in this video, “Who said anything about skiing? Floating is all I want to do.” LBT takes it easy here, barbecuing and using koozies.
This was the band’s first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and found a place on the band’s album, “Tornado.”
Darryl Worley – “Tennessee River Run”
This 2009 video starts with an older man warning those around about Worley being out there on the water, possibly being dangerous. “That fellow, he’ll run over you,” the old man says. “He’s crazy.”
This 2003 hit song eventually turned into Tennessee River Run, a series of events to help raise funds for the Darryl Worley Foundation, which include a golf tournament, a 5K run, and a concert, among other things.
Brad Paisley – “River Bank”
The video, strangely enough, opens with a squirrel wakeboarding. Soon you see Paisley and his crew with life vests and guitars, playing and singing on inner tubes.
Paisley co-wrote this song with Kelley Lovelace and it was the lead single from his album, “Moonshine in the Trunk.” It’s a fun, summertime song about chilling in the sun.
Kenny Chesney – “Save It for a Rainy Day”
Despite footage of beautiful blue water, sunsets, and even a water airplane, Chesney sings about heartbreak and being alone, and how the world is too beautiful to think about those things.
This song, written by Andrew Dorff, Matthew Ramsey, and Brad Tursi, peaked at number one on Billboard’s US Country Airplay.