Darius, Luke, Jason and Charles Are Rowdy as Heck in ‘Straight to Hell’ Video
The video is set in the Prohibition era, where we find the powerhouse foursome in an underground bar, breaking all the rules as they consume plenty of beer and liquor while stealing all the money they can get their hands on.
Looking like they're straight out of the Roaring Twenties, country music's most famous fellas are dressed as dapper gentlemen in their swanky suits — but their alter egos are anything but dapper. The beer flows and whiskey shots are anything but sparse as Bryan cheats a group of men during a game of poker, while Rucker steals all the money he can scrummage from the register and the others grab all the cash they can find once the place gets busted by the cops.
The Real Story of Darius Rucker's "Straight to Hell"
Rucker shared a photo from the video shoot in May, dubbing himself and his fellow country superstars "The Troublemakers," appropriately enough. The four singers cut their rendition of the Drivin' N' Cryin' song for Rucker's 2017 album When Was the Last Time that makes for one of the genre's best collaborations in recent time.
"Charles calls me out of the blue and says, 'Hey man, I just listened to this Drivin' N Cryin' song, you should cut that 'Straight to Hell,'" Rucker tells Taste of Country Nights about how the rowdy interpretation came to be after years of wanting to record the cover track. "I thought that was the universe telling me to cut the song."
The singers debuted "Straight to Hell" live during the 2018 CMT Awards. It's possible it'll make its way into the setlist when Rucker hits the road with Lady A on the co-headlining 2018 Summer Plays On Tour.
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