The music video for “Come Back as a Country Boy” is Blake Shelton in a tee shirt. Not only is it filled with everything a good old country boy loves, but it combines two of Shelton’s biggest passions: his ranch and Marvel, apparently.
“I knew I wanted to do something genuine for myself,” reveals the country star in a behind-the-scenes video that details the official music video, “And every time I say that my first response is okay, I have to do at ranch, I have to do it in Oklahoma. “
Shelton admits he’s seen every Marvel movie ever made, and that served as the inspiration for the video.
“Why can’t a country guy have superpowers?” ” he asks. “Now wouldn’t it be cool if just a good old country boy could do things like, you know, grow a giant tree, or with one swath in his hand, rake an entire river on the bank?” “
However, shooting the “Come Back as a Country Boy” video was not as easy as kicking a tree or spinning water. Much like working on a real Marvel movie, things got a little dangerous on set. According to Shelton, there’s not much you can do with CGI, so the fire you see in the video was a real fire, and Shelton ended up pretty close to the flames.
“Too close for comfort, I’ll tell you,” he admits. “We were able to shoot a few seconds straight before I was like, ‘Wait, oh my god I’m dying.'”
In the backstage video at 4:15, you can see Shelton singing the chorus in front of the flames before swearing and tripping off the stage.
Ultimately, the “God’s Country” singer is proud of how it all turned out.
“It’s amazing what a hundred billion dollars can bring you,” he jokes.
The filming process also opened him up to new experiences and techniques. “There were people there that I had never seen on video shoots before saying things that I had never heard,” he reveals. “And I just, I realized that after a while I’m going to go no matter how stupid I feel right now, and I’m just going to do it and I hope that they’ll make it cool in the end. “
Shelton wanted her music video to be as special as the song itself. He wanted this to speak to country fans who listen to Hank Williams Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd – something he seems to be aiming for in his music lately.
“This song in particular is at least a first cousin of ‘God’s Country’,” he says, “And that’s what turns me on the most. We were able to tap into something with ‘God’s Country’ that really did. triggered, I think, just the country fan base in general. “
“It doesn’t have as much of a rock aspect as ‘God’s Country’, but it has the same kind of personality. It’s an anthem.”
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