“All Jacked Up,” the first video from Gretchen Wilson’s upcoming album, premieres exclusively on CMT.com beginning Friday at 12:01 a.m. CT in advance of its Aug. 4 world TV premiere on CMT.
The video features cameo appearances by Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Charlie Daniels and Larry the Cable Guy. “All Jacked Up” is the title track of Wilson’s second Epic Records album, set for release Sept. 27.
The hard-driving song has been receiving an enthusiastic crowd response each night during Wilson’s opening sets on Kenny Chesney’s Somewhere in the Sun tour. Epic will begin seeking radio airplay for the single on Monday (Aug. 1).
“These songs are an extension of who I am,” Wilson recently told CMT Insider while on the production set for the new video. “They’re really close to me, so I want to be as involved as I can in the creative part of the video because I wouldn’t want them to do something that’s just not natural for me. So it’s not that I write the story line, but I tweak them just to make them a little bit more at home for me.”
The new video gives Wilson an opportunity to share the screen with one of the nation’s newest sex symbols.
“I get to flirt with Larry the Cable Guy,” she said. “We do a little flirting at the bar. He’s got his woman here who’s a little bit big and mean and jealous. I don’t want to tell all the secrets and stories, but it should turn out to be a lot of fun.”
All Jacked Up, the album, is the follow-up to Here for the Party, Wilson’s quadruple-platinum debut release that netted a series of hits, including “Redneck Woman, “When I Think About Cheatin’,” “Homewrecker” and the title track.