When you first see the headline for this video, you can practically guarantee it will not end well.
It’s called “Americans Watch Country Music Videos for the First Time.” So, of course, there are the generalizing generalizations.
“A lot of drunk white people singing about how they like barbecue sauce or something,” says the first virgin. But by the time he’s watched Sam Hunt’s “Leave the Night On” video, he is singing a different tune. “I’m going to Google this guy actually and fall in love with him, I think.”
Florida Georgia Line’s “This Is How We Roll” does not fare as well, mostly because one man thinks Tyler Hubbard’s voice is like “nails on a chalkboard” and another woman is mad because he stole his move — his “Drake Hands” — from the rapper.
Dierks Bentley’s “Drunk on a Plane” seems to be universally well-liked, but the virgins do go off on some pretty obscure tangents trying to pronounce his first name. It’s brutal watching them navigate the whole “when two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking” rule, which does not apply here.
Near the end of this country video exercise, one woman sums up her conclusions thusly:
“Country music is a lot like my ex,” she said. “I really hate it, but when I’m drunk, it’s not such a bad idea.”
If that’s her mindset, have we got some videos for her.
Lee Ann Womack, “Last Call”
Gretchen Wilson, “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)”