After calling on fans and friends to join him in the making of his new video for “Heaven South” last week, Brad Paisley released the final version just a few days later (April 19).
Taking over downtown Franklin, Tenn., a picturesque town 20 miles south of Nashville, Brad and approximately 400 of his closest friends blocked off Main Street to film the video. Brad, who said he thinks about Franklin when he hears the song, not only performed “Heaven South” for the crowd, but also a number of his other hits.
“Drive down Main Street and everybody’s there / Subwoofers booming like cannons in a square / Sign says “no cruising” but nobody cares / I got a girl to put my arm around / It’s just another day in Heaven South,” Brad sings in the chorus.
The video shows Brad and his band sitting in the bed of a truck, singing the song through the streets of Tennessee as images of things that make the South a special place—dogs, sweet tea and friendly people—flash on the screen. Brad finally ends up on Main Street in downtown Franklin, where he jumps onstage to perform for the crowd.
The mini-concert/video shoot, which started at 5 p.m. on Saturday (April 15), even had the Franklin Police Department tweeting about the event.
— Franklin Police Dept (@FranklinTNPD) April 16, 2017
“Heaven South,” written by Brad, Brent Anderson and Chris DuBois, is the second single from Brad’s upcoming 11th studio album, Love and War, due out tomorrow (April 21).
Watch Brad and friends show off Franklin in “Heaven South.”