The song is already at #13 on the charts and climbing fast. It recent history there is perhaps no other band that has risen to fame and fortune as fast as the ZBB. Their first album debuted strong with the down home #1 country hit Chicken Friedand the hits kept coming until the guys had racked up 4 number ones and another #2 hit.
It’s truly unbelievable what the Zac Brand Band has accomplished and they’re only just kicking off album number two.
For the As She’s Walking Awayvideo the guys bring in their buddy and duet partner on the track Alan Jackson. It has to be special to be able to share the vinyl and video tape with one of your heroes. Alan Jackson is country music royalty and it’s great to see him still active and staying relevant with the new kids on the block.
The video is pretty good. The setting is a country bar. The video follows the storyline of the song as a young guy is having a few drinks while watching the girl of his dreams stuck with another creepy guy. As you watch the first half of the video you can’t help but want to yell to the guy, “Go over and talk to her! Take her away from that other guy!”
But as most shy guys do he sits there in his seat and continues staring at her with shell shocked eyes.
The video is a little ambiguous. I’m not sure if the other guy in the video is a really bad guy. I’m not sure if he’s a boyfriend of the girl. I’m also not sure if he’s abusive in anyway?
At the end of the video the main character is out in the parking lot alone. He finds the necklace that fell off the girl as she was being dragged out of the tavern. Then she suddenly appears to pick up her lost necklace.
The video ends simply with the main character saying, “Hey…”
And that’s it. We’re left to fill in the blanks on our own…
Why can’t they just fill them in for us?
At any rate, it’s a great video to go along with a great song. The highlight for me was seeing Alan Jackson at his finest and back at the top of the country world once again.