Alan Jackson Explores Love and Loss in ‘Blue Ridge Mountain Song’ Video
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Alan Jackson‘s video for ‘Blue Ridge Mountain Song,’ from his ‘The Bluegrass Album,’ does just what any good bluegrass song does — it tells a rich, resonant story.
In the video, footage of the country icon strumming his guitar and performing the song is interspersed with scenes from a young and beautiful romance with a tragic ending.
A happy couple’s love story unfolds before us. They are hanging out a a dinner, enjoying nature and eventually make a solid commitment. He’s a truck driver and every mile of his day’s journey has one goal and that’s to get back home to her.
The actors do a wonderful job of conveying a genuine love these two people have for one another. When he strums his guitar by the water, with her by his side, surrounded by the simplicity of nature, you can’t help but wish we could go back to the time when cell phones, texting and tweeting didn’t exist.
It all feels too good to be true. And it is.
Of course this story has a sad ending, with one of them enduring an unspeakable pain and an unthinkable loss.
The song and video’s tragedy shouldn’t sour you on love, though. Love and loss are a part of life as we know it. We all endure it. That’s what this video realizes.