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Luke Bryan debuts "Country Man" video

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 – Luke Bryan will debut his brand new self-directed video for his current single "Country Man" on GAC: Great American Country today. The video will be in medium rotation.

Bryan had an idea for his "Country Man" video so he enlisted the help of a few friends to shoot, edit and star in it. The basic concept he was shooting for was to capture the fun he, as a country man himself, and his band have together on the road interacting with his fans, traveling down the road on the bus and hanging with other fellow artists on-the-go including a special cameo appearance by friend and labelmate Dierks Bentley.

"Me and the guys in my band have so much fun on the road together," said Bryan. "As we traveled around the country this summer playing all these great fairs, festivals, clubs and stadiums, I just kept thinking show after show how great it would be if we could capture this all in my 'Country Man' video- because that's what we country people do - have fun. I really wanted to show my fans how much fun we have with them and how they make it possible for me and my band to have this kind of career. I mean, seriously, this is what we get to do for a living?"

The video was shot over the period of three dates this summer while playing in Kent, Ohio; Muskegon, Mich.; and Columbia, S.C. One of the guest stars in the video was only able to be there for an hour so they had to make quick use of their time - a pig named Squigley Nelson was borrowed from the "Show Me Safari Petting Zoo" in Muskegon after Bryan and his band spotted him during one of the pig races. Squigley Nelson turned out to be the perfect choice because he required no rehearsal - he snorted right on cue when Bryan was singing the chorus about wrestling "hogs and gators" from "Country Man."

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