Casey Barnes takes us behind the scenes of the video shoot for “Get To Know Ya”
country music star Casey Barnes today released “Get To Know Ya” from their upcoming album, light this up, which will drop on Friday, February 25. Reflecting on two years of canceled tours, postponed shows and missing audience interaction, “Get To Know Ya” is the perfect balm for those who lack connection with friends and family.
Despite the closures, Casey has had a fruitful past eighteen months. He had the big hit, “God Took His Time On You” and the most played country radio song of 2021 “Come Turn Me On”, both good news for the upcoming album release. You can pre-order the album HERE, including various merchandise packs.
Casey gives some insight into the genesis of the track:That’s what this single is all about…that instant connection when you lay eyes on someone for the first time. The nervous feeling of getting to know them and hoping they feel the same way because in your eyes they are only one in a million. This single is one of my favorite songs on the album and I’m so excited to finally release it!
“Get To Know Ya” is jam-packed with big hooks, country music vibes, and destined to be popular on the big stage. It’s summery, it’s fun, optimistic and it exudes good times. Along with the track’s release, Casey has put together a video to go along with it. He had a great team working there, including producers Joel and Rowena Rasmussen and Jason Lewis.
We caught up with Casey, and he gave us some behind-the-scenes insight into the “Get To Know Ya” video shoot.
Behind the scenes of the video shoot for “Get To Know Ya” – by Casey Barnes
Work with directors
I’ve wanted to work with Rowena and Joel again for 2 years but it’s been difficult with them being based in Sydney, border closures and the inability to connect in person. They’ve shot some of my favorite music videos in the past and as soon as I showed them this song they were excited and could see where they could take it all visually. It’s a BIG call but I think it’s my favorite music video we’ve ever shot!
The scenario ….
All credit here goes to Rowena and Joel Rasmussen of J-Town Creative – they just nailed this clip. The song is about that feeling of meeting someone for the first time, the nervousness, that spark and how the relationship builds from there. As I mentioned, Ro and Joel were able to turn this clip into a mini short film that documents this incredible adventure, how the couple meet and a road trip the couple is on with their friends…. it perfectly captures that summer vibe and you can’t help but end up with a smile on your face at the end
At the beginning of the clip
Speaking of luck, we were lucky enough to be able to use two of the most amazing people to star in the clip. Jackie Chambers and David McLean who also happen to be two of the most sought after dancers in the country. They both nailed their roles perfectly and somehow turned the music video into a mini short film of their adventures.
In the car
For all of my parts in the video, we went to great lengths to find the right car and were lucky enough to find this amazing (and rare) 1967 GT500 Shelby Mustang. For those who remember the movie I’m going in 60 seconds you will remember seeing this same car which was called “Eleanor”. The interesting story is that the owner has been a HUGE Mustang fan for over 40 years, entered a raffle and won the car which was rumored to be worth over $180,000! And I can tell you…. it goes like tap dancing!!
Drive the car
I don’t think I’ve EVER been more nervous driving a car before ha… we were so lucky the owner trusted me to drive it for the day, even for the scene right at the start of the clip where I had to crash and burn out. To tie in with the rest of the clip, we wanted to find the right location and film all my stuff in and around northern New South Wales…. wide open country roads, cane fields and amazing scenery. I must admit that I didn’t really want to return the keys at the end of filming ha ha!
On changing the style of his music videos
I think what sets this apart from other videos I’ve done is that it’s really like a mini short…. it keeps you engaged the whole way through and my favorite scenes in the whole video are actually towards the end (without giving too much away) so it keeps you watching until the last second!
Casey Barnes – Australian Tour 2022
Friday 25 February – Forth Pub – FORTH, Tas (SOLD OUT)
Saturday February 26 – Mathinna Country Club – MATHINNA, TAS
Sunday February 27 – Hotel Longley – LONGLEY, TAS
Friday March 4 – The Great Club – SYDNEY, NSW
Saturday, March 5 – Capital Country Fest – CANBERRA, ACT
Friday March 11 – Yamba Bowling Club – YAMBA, NSW
Saturday March 12 – The Barn – PORT MACQUARIE, NSW
Friday, March 18 – Village Green Hotel – MULGRAVE, VIC
Sat March 19 – Mornington CMF – MORNINGTON, VIC
Sat 26 March – Norwood Hotel – ADELAIDE, SA
Sunday, March 27 – Riverside Country – MURRAY BRIDGE, SA
Sun April 10 – Goulburn Valley CMF – SHEPPARTON, Vic
Fri April 15 – Bluesfest – BYRON BAY, NSW
Saturday April 16 – Bluesfest – BYRON BAY, NSW
Sunday, April 17 – Roma Easter in the countryside – ROMA, QLD
Sun 24 April – Tamworth Country Barbecue – TAMWORTH, NSW
Friday, April 29 – Harvey Road Tavern – GLADSTONE, QLD
Saturday, April 30 – Great Western Hotel – ROCKHAMPTON, QLD
Friday May 6 – Cambridge Hotel – NEWCASTLE, NSW
Saturday May 7 – Big Country Festival – BERRY, NSW
Friday May 13 – Hamilton Hotel – BRISBANE, QLD
Saturday, May 14 – Dalrymple Hotel – TOWNSVILLE, QLD
Friday, May 20 – Racehorse Hotel – IPSWICH, QLD
Saturday, May 21 – Miami Marketta – GOLD COAST, QLD
Friday, August 25 – Gympie Music Muster – GYMPIE, QLD
Saturday August 26 – Gympie Music Muster – GYMPIE, QLD
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