Keith Urban wasn’t raised anywhere near the Bible Belt or Middle America (is there a Bible Belt in Australia?), but that doesn’t mean he can’t pay tribute to place many Americans not only call home, but heavily identify with.
Urban’s brand new video for “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” is a lyrical salute to youth, nostalgia and three very important Johns (not those Johns). The video doesn’t take every lyric literally, but almost. When Urban isn’t in the spotlight slappin’ the bass, images of cars, kids, kids in cars, baseball fields and small town America fill the screen.
“We didn’t want it to be 100 percent literal about every lyric,” Urban told Rolling Stone Country. “That was the most important thing for me, so [the video] became more about playing, more about performance [and] singing. . . I like everybody to be able to paint their own picture of things, so there’s sort of more random imagery and so forth of certain things that relate to the song without being so specific.”
Urban also took to the Internet to tell fans about his experience shooting the video.
“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” is the first single from Urban’s upcoming album.
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