Brian Callihan Takes To the Water In New Song, ‘Jon Boat’

Check out the premiere of the "Jon Boat" music video!

Written by Annie Reuter
Brian Callihan Takes To the Water In New Song, ‘Jon Boat’
Brian Callihan; Photo credit: Nicki Fletcher

Brian Callihan has lived the songs he has written. A Georgia native, Callihan moved to Nashville at the age of 21 to pursue an artist career. Along the way his songs have been recorded by Cole Swindell, Dylan Scott and David Lee Murphy.

Callihan showcases his southern flair and love for the water in his new song “Jon Boat,” which Sounds Like Nashville premieres the music video for today (6/30). Full of vivid imagery, memorable guitar licks and a catchy chorus, “Jon Boat” transports the listener to the lake for a laidback weekend.

“I wrote this song with HARDY a couple of years back and always knew I wanted to record it,” Callihan tells Sounds Like Nashville. “It’s a fun song that I relate to quite a bit from growing up in south Georgia.”

Callihan says his favorite lyric lies within the song’s descriptive chorus: “turn a bluegill bed to a dinner plate.”

Emmy Award-winning producer Mitchell Stuart filmed “Jon Boat.” The music video is set at picturesque TGL Farms in Hendersonville, TN, and has Callihan performing the song with his full band.

The singer-songwriter released the track in April – two months after he signed with Reviver Records. “Jon Boat” is the first taste of new music for Callihan, who promises a full-length album later this year. The project will follow his self-titled debut album released last year.