Adkins' "Brown Chicken Brown Cow" video released today
Monday, February 14, 2011
– If puppets can be part of a Grammy performance, why not a video? A pair of puppets will oversee a farm full of felt-covered critters in Trace Adkins' new video for the single, Brown Chicken Brown Cow,
a honky tonk song about a couple who put the farm chores aside for a little afternoon delight.
The video begins airing today on both CMT and GAC and is also on line. As part of the Grammys Sunday, puppets were part of Cee-Lo Green's live performance with Gwyneth Paltrow.
For the video, director Michael Salomon enlisted BJ Gayer, owner of The Puppet Shop to create eight custom-made puppets, including an alter ego of Adkins, a buxom Betty and a band of animated animals. Shot at Glen Oaks Ranch outside of Los Angeles, the barnyard features a performance with Adkins leading a black crow on guitar, a pig wearing shades playing drums and a brown cow on keyboards.
On Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. central, Adkins will host his first-ever live chat to introduce his new video.
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