Nashville, Tenn. (February 26, 2020) — Nineties country legends Shenandoah and Aaron Tippin recently took breaks from their busy touring schedules to appear in Adam Sanders‘ newly-released music video, “Ruled the World.” The tune also features singer-songwriters Ray Fulcher, Cash Campbell, Hunter Phelps, Faren Rachels, Josh Mirenda, Mitch Rossell and Drew Parker.
Filmed just north of Nashville at Greenbrier Middle School and The Brier Barn in Greenbrier, Tennessee, the video centers around a political debate. The eight featured artists take turns crooning what they’d do if they “ruled the world.” Shenandoah’s Marty Raybon and Mike McGuire star as rednecks “Buck & Earl” who are thoroughly entertained by their promises to make every country boy’s (and girl’s) dream a reality.
“It’s great to see them, as they call them, ‘The Youngbloods’ take the energy they have and present it in the videos, the music and the overall excitement of this music. It’s a good thang,” Raybon explains to Sounds Like Nashville.
Earlier this week, Sanders joined Shenandoah onstage to perform “Two Dozen Roses” during the band’s concert at Acme Feed & Seed in Nashville. “Having Adam join us onstage Monday night was a real treat,” says McGuire. “We showed ’em how to ‘Rule the World!'”
In the video, Tippin makes an unforgettable appearance as the debate’s chief security officer as he drags an unruly Sanders from the gymnasium.
Fellow ’90s star Tracy Lawrence also makes a surprise appearance as the janitor, cleaning up after the outlandish party, err debate.
“What a cool and fun day getting to hang with Adam and be a part of his video,” Tippin tells Billboard. “Love the song and all of the great singers who were a part of it.”
Watch the video HERE.
*Photo credit: Colin Flora Photography
About Aaron Tippin Aaron Tippin’s traditional sound and focus on working-class themes made him one of the most popular acts of the ’90s. Tippin’s major career hits include “Kiss This,” “My Blue Angel,” “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio,” “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly,” “Working Man’s Ph.D.,” and “You’ve Got to Stand for Something.” In 2020, Tippin celebrates his 30th anniversary in music. For more information on Aaron Tippin, visit aarontippin.com.
Shenandoah originally formed in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in 1985. The band has charted 26 singles on the Billboard Hot Country charts, including No. 1 hits “The Church on Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South” and “Two Dozen Roses” from 1989, “Next to You, Next to Me” from 1990, and “If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)” from 1994. The single “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart,” which featured guest vocals from Alison Krauss, won both artists a GRAMMY®, Award for “Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.” To date, the group has sold millions of albums worldwide and is a recipient of the Academy of Country Music’s coveted “Vocal Group of the Year” award.
For more information on Shenandoah, visit shenandoahband.com.
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