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Leah Turner Turns Up the Heat for ‘Once Upon a Time in Mexico’ Video

Check out the stunning video for her passionate new single.

Written by Chris Parton
Leah Turner Turns Up the Heat for ‘Once Upon a Time in Mexico’ Video
Leah Turner; Photo credit: Ford Fairchild

Leah Turner’s newest video captures the heat of her new single on film, bringing her fiery “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” to life.

Combining country with the sounds of her Hispanic heritage, the track was inspired by the true life romance of her parents — a champion rodeo rider and a first-generation Mexican American — and the lusty video dramatizes that tale. Featuring the gorgeous vistas of the Mexican West Coast and plenty of hot-blooded romance, the clip was directed by Ford Fairchild with enough raw passion to fill a “telenovela.”

“Shooting ‘Once Upon a Time in Mexico’ was really exciting because we were able to film in Rosarito, Mexico, where my my tío y tía (aunt and uncle) live,” Turner tells Sounds Like Nashville. “They were really helpful with helping set things up like gaining access to the beaches, finding us horses to ride and securing other places around town to shoot. The director, Ford Fairchild and I had this vision of what we wanted the video to be and I think he and the other team members on the shoot did an incredible job of bringing it all together.”

“When Leah first played me ‘Once Upon a Time in Mexico’ it wasn’t just one time, it was 100 times in a row because I couldn’t get enough of it,” Fairchild adds. “I knew right away that the video for this single needed to be really special, so incorporating color and sensuality were the first things that came to my mind while building out the story. I’m so thrilled with the result, and proud to be part of this new chapter for Leah.”

“Once Upon a Time in Mexico” was co-written by Turner with hit making songwriter/producer Jesse Frasure, the same team behind her breakthrough Top 40 single, “Take the Keys.”