Country music singer and actor Christian Kane, who was raised in Norman, has boosted the temperatures on the already-hot summer with the release of the video for his sophomore single “Let Me Go.”
The TV veteran’s acting skills help bring the song to life in the video, and his loyal Kaniac fans have responded with enthusiasm. The Roman White-directed love story debuted on Friday at No. 2, quickly rose to No. 1 on CMT.com and remained there throughout the weekend, beating out country video heavy hitters and their co-stars, including Brad Paisley (featuring Carrie Underwood); Jason Aldean; Kenny Chesney (featuring Grace Potter); and Miranda Lambert.
The country power ballad from Kane’s rowdy debut album, “The House Rules,” tells a vivid and relatable story of the challenges and surprises that come with being in love.
“I believe this ballad speaks to everyone,” says Kane in a news release. “Women are always smarter than us, but we never listen…they seem to always know what’s better for us than we do.”
Shot on location in the desert of East Lancaster, Calif., the video was directed by the acclaimed White, whose credits include videos for Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Reba McEntire, Justin Bieber and Martina McBride, as well as the 2011 CMT Music Award for Video of the Year for Taylor Swift’s hit “Mine.” Passionate about storytelling, White has been nominated for 11 Emmy awards and has taken home three.
White and Kane previously worked together on the 2007 Underwood video for “So Small.”
“[Let Me Go”] is one of my favorite powerful songs on the album,” says Kane in the release. “I never sing about stuff I don’t know about. It’s just not me.”
“This one hits way close to home,” he adds.
Kane is perhaps best known for his starring role in the popular caper series “Leverage,” which will offer up two new episodes starting at 8 p.m. Sunday on TNT.