OK its one thing to have enlisted the support of Joe Walsh for your new single, “New to This Town,” and its quite another to ask your son for an idea for the video. But ask, Kix Brooks, did. And in just a little over an hour his son come up with the concept for the new video which makes its premiere this Friday as part of CMT’s Big New Music Weekend of hot clips and premieres.
“My son studied film and screenwriting — that’s really all he wants to do — at Vanderbilt. And I had the song, and actually we were just sittin’ in the kitchen watchin’ a ball game, and I said, ‘Man, I gotta come up with a good idea for this song,’ and said, ‘See if you can come up with somethin’,’ and about a hour later, he came down with this great treatment. And basically, it made perfect sense because the title is I wish I was ‘New to This Town,’ so he wrote this treatment backwards. It’s like, the only way to be new to this town would be to turn back the hands of time, so it’s this story of love and heartbreak, and it not only plays out in reverse, but we filmed it backwards, and I’m moving forward through this love story that’s in reverse.”