Jacob Bryant’sÂ powerfulÂ companion videoÂ to his current single,Â “Pour Whiskey On My Grave,”Â has garnered overÂ THREE MILLIONÂ views, and generated more thanÂ 90,000 sharesÂ from his Facebook page. Released to his fans on February 2 exclusively on the social media platform, the clip can now also be viewed on YouTube, where clicks continue to rise.
A fatalistic, spit-in-your-face look at death, the opening overhead shots of bikers riding a lonesome two-lane highway spins the story up.Â From bar to barnyard, Bryant’s lanky presence is front and center; captivating and cajoling. Â Shot entirely in black and white, the piece is arresting – filled with a crash and burn energy.Â As Jacob says, “We live and we die; death is very black and white.Â And I wanted that reflected in the visuals.”Â Filmed near Jacob’s hometown of Jasper, Georgia, characters include a bad-a** preacher, loose women and drinking buddies, all portrayed by Bryant’s real-life friends and family members in all their outlaw glory.Â Â Chris St. CroixÂ (commercials for Vizio, Wall Street Journal, Yazoo Beer; short filmsÂ Dirty Little Secrets, Last Words,Â and full-length featureÂ In the Dark) directed.
When I’m gone don’t bring me pretty flowers
And don’t sit and cry for me at my tombstone
Come and visit me in theÂ midnightÂ hours
With your party on
Think of me and recall all the good times
Bring your memories and a bottle of ole’ Jim Beam
Take a swig as a hunted honky tonk moon shines
And remember meÂ (Jami Grooms, Marty Brown)
The track’s Southern Rock feel is solidified by a hard-charging lead guitar, thundering drums and Bryant’s earthy, emotive voice.Â Produced byÂ Jesse Triplett, lead guitar player for multi-platinum Alt. RockersÂ Collective Soul,Â “Pour Whiskey On My Grave”Â is the second single release from Jacob’s upcoming summer album.Â The single is available to radio via Play MPE and fans can purchase atÂ Â iTunesÂ ,Â Amazon,Â Google PlayÂ Â andÂ Spotify.Â For Bryant, cutting the song was a given.Â “I first heard it played by Jami Grooms, one of the writers,” Jacob recalls. “It was crazy.Â It put me so back in to a place in my mind – and it was so real.”Â Bryant’s mother passed away unexpectedly in 2010, and he visits her grave several times a year, always with a few beers in hand.Â “This song makes me feel real close to her,” he adds.
To celebrate the early success of the single/video, Jacob will perform his first full-band show in Nashville at the famed EXIT/IN onÂ February 28.Â Additional shows include dates in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Alabama.Â Check Bryant’sÂ websiteÂ for more details.
ABOUT JACOB BRYANT
Born in Jasper, Georgia and raised on Bluegrass, Jacob’s first performance came at the age of 16.Â Fast forward to 2016 and his EP, UP IN SMOKE and its debuted at #7 on theÂ iTunes Country Chart.Â Â The video forÂ A Woman’s TouchÂ debuted atÂ # 1 onÂ CMT Music 12 Pack CountdownÂ – and stayed in the Top 5 for 17 weeks.Â Â He’s shared the stage withÂ Craig Morgan, Eli Young Band, Easton Corbin, Gene Watson, David Allan Coe, Drivin’ & Cryin’, Kentucky Headhunters, Daryle Singletary, Luke Combs, Jason Michael Carroll, Brent Cobb, Love & Theft, Trent Tomlinson, Cody Johnson,Â Aaron Watson and others.Â Jacob’s musical influences includeÂ Keith Whitley, Travis Tritt, 3 Doors Down and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and their inspiration is evident throughout his songs.Â He co-wroteÂ “Out There”Â with Luke Combs and theÂ track is included on Combs’ gold album, THIS ONE’S FOR YOU.Â Jacob’s also written with Jon Lawhon of the Rock band, Black Stone Cherry, and many others.Â In addition to guitar, he plays drums, bass and piano.Â Jacob has released five EPs; his upcoming release will be his first full-length album.
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