Reigning ACM and CMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Brad Paisley recently went to his hometown of Glen Dale, WV to tape the music video for his current single, “Letter To Me.”
The song portrays what Paisley would say to himself at age 17 if he could write a letter from today’s perspective. He reflects on what was important as a teenager and what he’s learned is really important over the years.
Paisley’s idea was to stage a class reunion and invite his classmates from his 1991 John Marshall High School graduating class to participate in the video. Over 140 classmates traveled to Glen Dale to be a part of the filming. Current students of John Marshall were used in the video and the broadcasting class was utilized as production assistants and also filmed behind the scenes footage for the director, Jim Shea and producer, Mark Kalbfeld.
Only local Glen Dale people were used in the video including Mrs. Brinkman, Paisley’s most supportive and influential teacher; Bridgett, his date that he claims to have run out of gas on; the policeman that gave him his first ticket and the rest of the cast.
“Letter To Me” is currently airing on GAC and will debut during the Top 20 Countdown on CMT this Thursday, November 15.