Two Oklahoma singers have their new music videos featured today-Sunday as part of CMT’s latest Big New Music Weekend, which features eight exclusive world premiere videos from country music’s hottest stars on CMT and CMT.com.
Ada native and Tishomingo resident Blake Shelton debuts his video for “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking,” the second single from “All About Tonight,” his second Six Pak album release this year. Shelton, who was invited Tuesday to join the Grand Ole Opry, has been on a hot streak this year, with his last two singles – “Hillbilly Bone” and “All About Tonight” – hitting No. 1.
Will he score a third straight No. 1 with this new ballad? He should because Shelton is a fine balladeer.
Written by Earl Bud Lee and John Wayne Wiggins, “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking” might sound a bit familiar to country fans – Joe Nichols previously recorded it on his “Real Things” album.
The video features a bevy of beauties and Shelton thoughtfully crooning lyrics like
Who are you when I’m not around
When the door is locked and the shades are down
Do you listen to your music quietly
And when it feels just right are ya thinking of me?
Lovely ladies also are featured in the video for actor/singer Christian Kane’s raucous party song “The House Rules.” Kane, who grew up in Norman, tapped Oscar winner Timothy Hutton, his co-star from the TNT caper series “Leverage,” to direct the video. The video was shot at Dante’s in Portland, Ore., and edited by Hutton’s son, Noah.
“One of my best friends in the world, Mr. Timothy Hutton directed the video and it was such a collaboration of the band, the company, and friend’s hard work and dedication” says Kane in a news release. “We had 400 fans show up to be in the video so there were no extras, just friends having a good time and we couldn’t have done it without them. I really hope people have as much fun watching it as we did making it!”
Kane is currently out on the road on a rigorous radio tour across the country in support of his debut single “The House Rules.” The director’s cut version of the video will be made available for fans to purchase on iTunes starting Oct. 19.