Keith Walker Plays Leading Man in Romantic, Wistful ‘That Song’ Video [Exclusive Premiere]
Keith Walker has just released a powerful new single titled "That Song," and he's stretching his talents in new ways in a new video for the song that is making its exclusive debut with Taste of Country.
"That Song" is a somber, piano-driven heartbreak ballad that traces the arc of a couple's relationship through the song that played at key moments along the way. It's a song the narrator can no longer stand to hear after the relationship has ended.
"When I hear it now it takes me back / To some perfect moment that we had / 'Cause every line and every word / Still feels so good it hurts / Every time it comes on / I break down singing along / Yeah I hate you for being gone / I hate you for moving on / But damn you, girl, for making me hate that song," he sings in the powerful chorus.
"When we made the decision to release this song as a single, I was honestly a little hesitant because it had more guts than anything else I had released to date," Walker tells us. "I knew that it would need every ounce of energy I could give it."
In addition to being an accomplished singer-songwriter, Walker is also a videographer who has worked in production and editing on videos for a number of other artists. He worked on Carrie Underwood and Ludacris' video for "The Champion," which won a CMT Award for Female Video of the Year. The video for "That Song" required Walker to take another leap of faith.
"When it came to the music video, I felt it deserved the same amount of love. So when director Michael Ivey approached me with the idea for this music video, I was all in," he reveals.
"I had never played the lead in a music video so again, I was taken a little out of my comfort zone but, hey, I'm always up for a good challenge. We had an amazing team who gave everything they could, and I couldn't me more grateful. I think what came out of it was worth it and I'm proud to have my hand in it."
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