Nashville and Hollywood are quite different, but the two worlds collide more often than not.
Several country artists have enlisted the help of mainstream celebrities to star in their music videos. While some appeared before they got their big breaks, others were cast long after their names became well-known within the entertainment industry.
Here are nine country music videos with celebrity cameos.
Brad Paisley – “Celebrity”
Brad Paisley just might be the king of music video cameos. While he has several videos that feature stars, the 2003 “Celebrity” music video features a number of famous faces, including William Shatner, Jason Alexander, Trista Sutter, and Jim Belushi.
Trisha Yearwood – “Walkaway Joe”
Before his breakout performance in Dazed and Confused, Matthew McConaughey starred in Trisha Yearwood’s 1992 video for “Walkaway Joe.” Surprisingly, it’s not his only tie to country music. A Texas native, McCounaughey has shown his appreciation for country music with several appearances at the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Awards.
Toby Keith – “Crash Here Tonight”
Toby Keith’s 2006 video for “Crash Here Tonight” features Melrose Place star Heather Locklear. Though Keith usually is not the type to release a romantic single, the video features the two getting quite cozy with a guitar, some candles and a bottle of wine.
Dixie Chicks – “Goodbye Earl”
You may know Jane Krakowski from her run on 30 Rock, but do you remember her starring in the Dixie Chicks’ video for “Goodbye Earl?” Krakowski stars as Wanda, the victim of Earl’s domestic abuse. Her friend Mary Ann, played by actress Lauren Holly, comes to help her devise a plan to stop Earl’s abuse.
Rascal Flatts – “Why Wait”
Rascal Flatts’ 2010 video for “Why Wait” spoofs the comedy film The Hangover. If they were going to spoof a Hollywood movie, they needed a Hollywood star to help them. Scream star David Arquette stars alongside the country trio as they embark on a wild Vegas trip.
Zac Brown Band – “Colder Weather”
Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus aren’t Liam Hemsworth’s only connection to country music. The actor starred as the main character in Zac Brown Band’s snowy 2010 video for “Colder Weather.”
Lady Antebellum – “Bartender”
Model Kate Upton and Veep star Tony Hale make an unlikely, but hilarious pairing in the music video for Lady Antebellum’s smash “Bartender.” After rallying for a night out with her girlfriends, Lady A’s Hillary Scott included, Upton antagonizes bartender Hale for round after round of shots to get over the pain of her broken heart. Does Upton make it through the night unscathed or does Hale’s drinks get the better of her? Watch to find out!
Brett Eldredge – “The Long Way”
Brett Eldredge is well-known for his romantic tunes and his single “The Long Way” is no different. The Illinois native enlisted the help of Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson to act as his love interest in the steamy clip. Fans were convinced the two were dating after catching a glimpse of their onscreen chemistry.
Chris Janson – “Fix A Drink”
There are no Hollywood actors in this video, but there are quite a few famous faces! Chris Janson got help from his buddies Luke Bryan, Dustin Lynch, Michael Ray, and Chris Lucas (LOCASH) for his feel-good summer music video for “Fix A Drink.”