Zac Brown Band goes off the grid in the video for his recent track, “Out In the Middle,” getting down and dirty for some backwoods fun.
Pairing the swampy track with a clip made of outdoorsy dreams, Brown brings a country anthem full of chest-thumping pride to life.
Directed by Ryan McLemore and filmed in Leesville, South Carolina, there’s no need to search for an underlying message in this video — it’s right out in the open. Placing Brown “out in the middle” of nowhere, he’s surrounded by Southern pines natural beauty, joining local members of the community to enjoy some rural thrills.
Fishing, hunting, and four-wheeling. River swimming, throwing knives and target shooting. Blacksmithing and blowing stuff up, it’s a day full of country folks doing what they do best, and the same is true when night falls. Brown and his pals gather to pass the jug and cook fresh meat over an open fire, getting back to his roots. It’s not complicated, and that’s on purpose. He even brings back his famous beanie hat.
“This video speaks to the essence of ‘The Comeback’ album and our band,” Brown explains. “It has the pulsating sound and feeling your heart gets when you’re adventuring the great outdoors and your adrenaline starts pumping. We combined our old school country roots and southern rock style, creating an ode to our country pride and life’s simple pleasures.”
Brown will be back in South Carolina next month — but this time he’ll be starting a long line of city nights. His international Out in the Middle Tour kicks off April 22 in Greenville, and features highlight stops at Boston’s Fenway Park (where Zac Brown Band holds the record for most consecutive sold-out shows), Atlanta’s Truist Park, the famed Wrigley Field in Chicago and the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. More info and tickets here.