Whiskey Myers honor the scars suffered by U.S. service members in the new video for “Bury My Bones” — offering steely-eyed compassion for both physical and emotional wounds.
Directed by Evan Kaufmann and filmed in Texas and New Mexico, the clip adds dose of gritty realism to a bluesy, roots-rocking jam about homesickness and loneliness, just in time for the Fourth of July. It’s a gripping mini-movie about two brothers and their inseparable bond, following their path through a hardscrabble childhood and service in the Army, and later on back home picking up the pieces of their lives. But as one brother descends into PTSD darkness, he tries to blunt the pain with pills and alcohol, and soon a different reality comes into focus.
“I wrote these lyrics when we were in the middle of a long run of shows in Europe and it felt like we might never get back home,” explains guitarist John Jeffers. “It’s really powerful and humbling to see those same words translated to our American heroes and to have such a meaningful visual to accompany this song. We can’t thank our men and women in uniform enough for what they do.”
“Most of us will never really understand what these people go through, fighting to protect our country and the ideals of freedom,” lead singer Cody Cannon agrees. “It’s an honor to be able to shine a light on their sacrifices with this video, especially as we celebrate living in the land of the free this weekend. Thank you to all of our service members for everything you do.”
“Bury My Bones” is part of the band’s self titled 2019 album, which debuted on top of both the Billboard Country Album and Americana/Folk Album charts, and also landed at Number Two in the Rock category. The track is currently inside the Top 5 at Texas radio, and follows their fire-breathing Top 20 hit, “Gasoline.” An independent act, Whiskey Meyers has been staying busy while touring is shut down, recently live streaming a show from an empty Billy Bob’s Texas to more than 20,000 fans, and headlining two sold out drive-in shows in the parking lot of the Texas Rangers’ new baseball stadium.