Fandango Movieclips, the number one destination for movie trailers and movie-related video content on YouTube, launched a Country Edition of its “I Love Movies” original video series, featuring four new episodes with Country Music stars Brad Paisley, Scotty McCreery, Maddie & Tae, and Old Dominion. The episodes, filmed on location at CMA Music Festival in Nashville earlier this summer, are available now for viewing on Fandango Movieclips on YouTube and Fandango.com. “I Love Movies” celebrates the joys of moviegoing and showcases celebrities and other cultural influencers across the globe, sharing personal stories and introducing fans to the movies that have touched their lives.
“There is a similarity between Country songs and the movies, maybe more so than any other art form,” said Brad Paisley, during his “I Love Movies” episode where he reveals, “It’s a Wonderful Life” as his favorite movie. He added, “Country songs, when done in a story form, are the closest thing to a Hollywood script you’ll find.”
Scotty McCreery reveals how the film “Miracle,” based on the historic U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team victory over the Soviet Union, inspired him during his “American Idol” competition.
McCreery recalls, “If you could read my mind when Ryan Seacrest said the winner of ‘American Idol’ is Scotty McCreery, you could almost hear those lines ‘Do you believe in miracles?’ It was incredible for me out of nowhere, small town USA, to be getting up there and doing that in front of all those people.”
For band members of Old Dominion, “Back to the Future” is the movie that has most influenced them, so much so that their first music video for hit song, “Break Up With Him,” was a parody inspired by the film.
Band member Trevor Rosen says, “It has so permeated our lives and it has permeated our music.”
The 2008 horror thriller, “The Strangers,” has left a lasting impression on Country Music duo, Maddie & Tae. Maddie admits it’s the only scary movie she’ll watch with Tae, who has been a huge fan of the genre from an early age.
Tae shares, “It is something my Dad and I would bond over. Any time a scary movie comes out, he’s my go-to date buddy,” and now she’s trying to bring that tradition over to Maddie, who shows some serious reluctance.
Hosted by reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town who is returning for the third time to host the summer’s hottest television music event, “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” airs on Tuesday, August 4 8|7c on the ABC television network. “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” is executive-produced by Robert Deaton.
Filmed during CMA Music Festival in June, the special features many of today’s most exciting Country Music stars, including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Randy Houser, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Maddie & Tae, Kip Moore, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young, and Zac Brown Band as they hit the stage during the four-day party and celebration of America’s music.