The Reklaws, Milligan release "Honky Tonkin' About" video
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The Reklaws, Milligan release "Honky Tonkin' About" video

Thursday, October 19, 2023 – When Canadian duo The Reklaws and Drake Milligan teamed up for their newest single "Honky Tonkin' About," traveling to Romania to film a music video on the Paramount film set was not exactly expected.

The video premiered on CMT/Paramount Times Square billboards today

Directed by Mac Grant, Chad Tennies and Ben Knechtel, with executive producer Leslie Greif, the music video takes viewers on a journey into a 1800s honky tonk. The video features star-studded guest appearances from Christopher McDonald ("Happy Gilmore"), Robert Knepper ("Prison Break") and Mary-Louise Parker ("Weeds"). The video was shot on location in Romania on the set of "The Grey House" (Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman).

The story unfolds in the present day, with The Reklaws waiting for their ride in front of a venue. But instead of a modern day rideshare, a horse and carriage arrives, driven by none other than McDonald. This journey transports them back in time to the town's watering hole, where they introduce "new country" music to a crowd of bewildered and curious 1800s revelers.

"We wanted our fans to feel like they're watching a movie, and that's exactly what this is! The work put in by the directors, actors, and performers was truly remarkable to witness, and even more incredible to be a part of," said Jenna and Stuart of The Reklaws in a statement. "Going to Romania for the music video was a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, and having Drake Milligan join us made it all the more unforgettable. We are so thankful for the opportunity from Leslie Greif, and it is such a treat to deliver something so fresh and unique to our fans."

"I was honored when The Reklaws reached out about featuring me on their song 'Honky Tonkin' About,' said Milligan. "They are wonderful artists and became fast friends through this process. I hope our fans have as much fun watching this music video as we had filming it."

Written by Stuart Walker, Blake Redferrin, Thomas "Tawgs" Salter and Callum Maudsley, the track came together as the group dreamed of being able to get back into bars and onto stages during wide-spread lockdowns in 2021. "We were trying to pull ourselves out of a funk one day during the pandemic so we sat down and thought about what we would want to party to at a honky tonk on a Friday night with our friends. From those daydreams, this song was born," said Stuart Walker.

At the 2023 Canadian Country Music Awards, The Reklaws took home the award for Top Selling Canadian Album of the year for their 2022 album, "Good Ol' Days."



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