New videos from Trace Adkins, Lonestar and Jo Dee Messina debuted Tuesday (Aug. 2) at CMT.com in advance of their world TV premieres Thursday (Aug. 4) on CMT.
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For his "Arlington" video, Adkins traveled to Washington, D.C., to film portions near the U.S. Capitol building and Arlington National Cemetery. Among the headstones depicted in the video is one on the grave of U.S. Marine Cpl. Patrick Nixon, the first soldier from Tennessee killed during the war in Iraq. Nashville songwriters Dave Turnbull and Jeremy Spillman were inspired to write the song after meeting the soldier's father.
"It's just a nonpolitical song," Adkins told CMT.com when his most recent album, Songs About Me, was released in March. "It doesn't glorify war at all or anything like that. It's just simply playing tribute and homage and respect to the people who gave that last full measure."
Lonestar returned to Texas -- the band's home state -- to shoot the video for "You're Like Comin' Home," the first single from the new album, Coming Home, to be released Sept. 13. The band members, tethered to the back of a flatbed truck, were playing and singing as they rolled along the highway in 98-degree weather near Austin. Video director Trey Fanjoy used a camera attached to a miniature helicopter before employing a cameraman attached to the outside of the helicopter to secure the aerial shots.
"I felt like Tom Cruise in the Mission Impossible films while shooting this video," Lonestar lead vocalist Richie McDonald said. "It was an amazing experience and a real first for all of us on a video set to be on a moving truck with a helicopter flying right overhead."
Jo Dee Messina's guitarist and drummer will look familiar in the video for "Delicious Surprise (I Believe It)." It's also the latest single from Messina's Delicious Surprise album produced by Byron Gallimore and Tim McGraw.
As previously reported, Gretchen Wilson's video for "All Jacked Up" will get its world TV premiere Thursday on CMT. The clip has been available since Friday (July 29) at CMT.com.
And in related video news, almost 100 classic videos have been added to CMT.com, bringing the menu of free videos on demand to more than 1,400 titles. The newly-added videos include hits from Brooks & Dunn, Alabama, Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Martina McBride, Restless Heart and others.