Darius Rucker enlisted some of his famous friends to join him on the remake of Drivin' N Cryin's “Straight to Hell,” which was released in 1989. Pals Luke Bryan, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean joined Darius on the song and the video, which was just released. The clip features them in a speakeasy during Prohibition back in the 1920s.
Darius tells us that making the video was a specific request he made to his label. “I went to Capitol and said, ‘I’ve never asked for anything, but if you guys would just do me a favor. Whether ‘Straight to Hell’ is a single or not, I really want to make a video, and I want it to be a Western video.’ I was thinking horses and stuff. I’m really glad they weren’t thinking that (laughs), ‘cause I don’t want to be riding nobody’s horse out there. I’d kill myself. It was so much fun. The four of us, I mean when you’re friends with people in the business, you see ‘em when you can. If you tour with ‘em, you get to hang out sometime, but there’s never really day where the four of us have gotten to sit together all day. We did just about every scene together and it was all of us together, and we just had, man, there was some funny stuff said that day. I was losing my mind laughing. It was by far my favorite video I’ve ever made in country music. It’s so much fun and I can’t wait for people to see it.”
Darius will be reunited with Charles when he and Lady A hit the road on their Summer Plays On Tour, which kicks off July 19th in Toronto.