For their new video for “Burn Out,” country trio Midland pay homage to the king of Texas honky tonk flicks: Urban Cowboy. And while Bud and Sissy’s preferred hangout was Gilley’s, the video finds the band entertaining the patrons of another legendary Texas venue — Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth.
Directed by TK McKamy and Midland’s own Cameron Duddy, the video was filmed in one continuous shot and follows the highs and lows of a night in the sprawling, neon-lit bar. The clip opens with a bartender telling off a lowlife patron (and presumably ex-flame) and pans around to show the band playing in the middle of a spacious dance floor. Gilley’s classic interior paired with scenes of dancers in Wranglers and cowboy hats make the video feel like a lost scene from John Travolta and Debra Winger’s country-fried love story. It doesn’t hurt that “Burn Out” would’ve fit perfectly on the Urban Cowboy soundtrack.
Adding to the classic feel, legendary country radio announcer Bob Kingsley can be heard at the end of the video giving the band praise.
Written by Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Midland, “Burnout” is the latest single from the band’s debut album On the Rocks.
You can see Midland perform at Billy Bob’s in person on June 2. In September, the band will join Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes Tour.