Earlier this year, revered Texas musician Jaret Ray Reddick surprised fans and wowed critics with his debut country album, “Just Woke Up.” A few short months later, he’s back to release a new video for the emotionally wrenching single Drunk As It Takes, which features guest Frank Turner and stars actor Thomas Ian Nicholas (of “American Pie” and “Rookie Of The Year” fame).
Commenting on the song and video Jaret state
“I wrote ‘Drunk as it Takes’ 13 years ago with the hopes someone else would make it a huge hit! Well, that didn’t happen. Instead, the song sat there in a pile of songs destined only to be heard by me every few years, and no one else…ever! Then the pandemic afforded me the time to finally make the country album I have been wanting to make for many years. And there was this song. And it fit the vibe! I can’t express how blessed I feel to have Frank Turner guest on this recording. He is easily my favorite artist of the last 15 or so years. And then Thomas Ian Nicholas agreed to be in the video. Suddenly, there is a visual representation of the pain portrayed in the song. I have awesome friends!”
Meanwhile, Frank Turner says of their collaboration:
“Getting to work with Jaret in any fashion is a privilege. Over our lockdown chats we established that, like most songwriters, we are at heart country music fans. So singing on a proper country song was a joy and a privilege.”
Actor Thomas Ian Nicholas adds:
“The whole Jaret Ray Reddick album is so good. I jumped at the chance to be a part of the music video. I think we really encapsulated the melancholy vibes of the song.”
Drunk As It Takes follows on from the release of two previous singles from Just Woke Up. The lyric video for the first single Songs About Texas is available on this link, while the full music video for One Of The Good Ones can be seen on this link.
Having released the brand new music video, Jaret Ray Reddick is finishing 2022 by celebrating his solo album with two shows in his home away from home – the UK!
Jaret is wrapping up his live shows for 2022 in style with his first country headline shows on this side of the Atlantic. Jaret will hit The Boston Music Room in London on Tuesday December 6th and follow that with a show at The Asylum in Birmingham on Wednesday December 7th.
Jaret will be supported on these dates by West Midlands UK country duo Gasoline and Matches, and just added to the line up – the star of the Drunk As It Takes video – Thomas Ian Nicholas and his band.
These shows will follow on from Bowling For Soup’s short run of dates in Belfast (2nd – sold out), Dublin (3rd) and Torquay (5th) at the beginning of December.