Hank Jr. drops video
Friday, November 20, 2015
– Hank Williams Jr. will premiere his new music video for "Are You Ready for the Country" featuring Eric Church exclusively on CMT beginning Saturday, Nov. 21 through the weekend.
The video, directed by Peter Zavidil, will debut during "CMT Hot 20 Countdown" airing Saturday at 9/8 central, on CMT.com and on the CMT Artists app. Vevo and syndicated partners will follow on Monday, Nov. 23.
"You have no idea how excited I am about this single and my new album," said Hank Jr. "This is my 37th album and the excitement never goes away. This is definitely my best album to date."
The pair shot the video in Nashville at The City View Apartments parking structure with scenes focused heavily focused on the live performance with the background alternating between the vibe of country and city.
The two performed the single to open the CMA Country Music Awards earlier this month.
"It's About Time" is out on Nash Icon Records on Jan. 15, 2016.
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