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Cole Swindell scored the perfect bartender for his latest music video… ‘90s country icon Jo Dee Messina served everyone drinks at a Printer’s Alley bar in Nashville, Tennessee, becoming the perfect cameo appearance in Swindell’s music video inspired by her smash-hit song.
Swindell rounded up a group of friends and stepped into a karaoke bar, where Messina was the bartended while a blonde woman in a dress and cowgirl boots took the stage to sing “Heads Carolina Tails California.” Swindell said in a Q&A on Instagram when the video premiered on Thursday (August 11) that “it was a fun video to shoot” in Nashville, and the team didn’t wrap filming until around 3 a.m.
Swindell said the reaction to his latest single has been at a “different level…than we’ve seen in a long time.” He knew immediately that he wanted Messina to play a role in the music video, and knew that the cameo would become one of the best parts. Swindell admitted that meeting Messina, “I was nervous. I’m just such a big fan of hers and her songs. To get a chance to meet her for the first time in the music video shoot of ‘She Had Me At Heads Carolina,’ …that’s a pretty big moment to meet somebody for the first time. I wish it could’ve been sooner, but both of our schedules are busy. I’m hoping we have a show together on the road, our paths cross somewhere out there.”