Music Video Round-Up – December 2010

02 Dec

Joey + Rory, “That’s Important to Me”

Every bit as sincere as the song itself.  Joey + Rory add many unique personal touches by filming portions of the video on their farm, and in their family’s diner.  Even their daughters make an appearance.  Excellent video!

Catherine Britt, “Sweet Emmylou”

A beautiful tribute to the incomparable Emmylou Harris.  This song originally appeared on Joey + Rory’s 2008 debut album The Life of a Song.  Catherine’s video earns props for keeping things simple, and letting sincerity and emotion pull the load.

Jewel, “Ten”

Okay, which is cooler – Matthew McConaughey in a gorilla suit, or Jewel in a boxing match with a giant heart?  Wittiness aside, I can give this video plenty of creativity points, though part of me would have preferred that they kept it more serious.

Tim McGraw, “Felt Good On My Lips”

I am actually tempted to like this one.  The creative video editing serves as a pleasant distraction from the overall cruddiness of the song itself.

Dierks Bentley, “Draw Me a Map”

Great performance footage and nice lighting effects.  It’s great to see all those bluegrass musicians in this clip.  But I would have given extra points if the video had had Alison Krauss in it.

Josh Turner, “I Wouldn’t Be a Man”

This video perfectly fits the mood of the song.  And yes, that is his wife.  Nice touch how they show the pregnant belly at the end.

No Justice, “Just Get Going”

A great energetic performance, incorporating a few touches of humor.  Fun video.

Little Big Town, “Kiss Goodbye”

I love the setting with Phillip Sweet playing piano in a middle of a field, and I also enjoy this video’s portrayal of the song’s story.


Posted by on December 2, 2010 in Music Video Round-Up


2 responses to “Music Video Round-Up – December 2010

  1. Zack

    December 2, 2010 at 10:38 PM

    I like the LBT song, but the video won't show… I'll watch it on later….Anywho, I love the Joey & Rory vid too… I was thinking though, how sometimes it bothers me that in duos there always seems to be one person who does the lead vocals on all the songs on a cd (or almost all) [ie: Wynonna Judd of the Judds, Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn]… but generally, the other is either a good harmonizer or bad singer, so they have to harmonize……..I will say that the three i mentioned above are damn good singers, however, i guess it's just the equal oppourtunist in me?[Kristin Bush (of Sugarland) didn't impress me much with his 10 second song with 70 seconds of instrumentation on Incredible Machine… but I loved his voice on "Love" (from Love On The Inside) and "These Are The Days" (from Enjoy The Ride)]All in all, I was just wondering if the whole duo thing bothered anyone else? It seems as if (in country music, with the exception of LBT (who are FANTASTIC,and similar to DXC when they did the masterpiece that was Home)) that all groups either have one standout singer and some people who just sway in the background….

  2. Ben Foster

    December 3, 2010 at 8:32 AM

    I enjoy hearing members of a duo or group trade off lead vocals, but if one person takes the lead, it doesn't detract from my enjoyment of the music. So no, it doesn't really bother me.Whenever the "Kiss Goodbye" video shows up on YouTube, I might try taking it out and then re-embedding it from YouTube. It should show up then. Thus far, I've found embedding videos to be a bit of a headache.


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