Corb Lund and Jaida Dreyer nod to the domestic comedy of Conway and Loretta on the tongue-in-cheek "Horse Poor," a tune about a man and a woman and the (very expensive) horses they just can't stop buying. It's the perfect addition to your western-themed Valentine's Day playlist.
"We're horse poor, horse poor/ I sell one, she buys two more," Lund and Dreyer sing. "The luxuries we could afford if we were rich and not horse poor."
The video, directed and edited by Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard, features a cameo by guitarist, songwriter and record producer Colin Linden.
"'Horse Poor' is a song about the common western affliction of having too many ponies and not enough money. I helped my friend Jaida Dreyer write it, and she claims it's a true story," Lund tells Wide Open Country. "That's my hero and pal, Tom Russell doing the wedding vows on the recording, and our old buddy Colin Linden in the video (as a nod to his role as preacher from my favourite Coen Brothers' film Intolerable Cruelty)."
"Horse Poor" is a fan favorite, which Lund and Dreyer have performed frequently on the road. (The two previously teamed up for "I Think You Oughta Try Whiskey," from Lund's album Agricultural Tragic.)
Lund will release the deluxe edition of his album Agricultural Tragic on March 19. The deluxe edition is available for pre-order here.