Awesome! It’s only been 3 months since I last posted. I’m sure you’ll all see this post cuz you’ve been checking my blog every day for the last 90 days is eager anticipation. Well, something has happened in my life that I just have to write about.
So, one day my wife sends me an ad from Craig’s List. A production company is looking to cast a “Kevin James-type” person to be the lead man for an upcoming country music video. Now, when it comes to country music I am ignorant. So, I didn’t even know the singer – Jason Michael Carroll (JMC). My wife did, but I sure didn’t. So, I said, “What the heck?” I sent in an e-mail with my picture… didn’t hear a thing for about 3 weeks.
Then I get an e-mail saying I’ve been chosen to attend the casting for the role. So, on a Wednesday evening I auditioned and by Friday the part was mine! We shot the video the following Wednesday and Thursday.
Here is the gist of the video: I play the dork in accounting at the office. JMC plays the cool guy from the mail room. He has a band and they’re playing at a local bar all week. I have somehow connected with him, and he has dragged me to the bar every night that week. So, I’m kind of torn between wanting to be cool (which I’m not) and still trying to climb the corporate ladder.
So, the video shows the band guys dropping me off at my house every morning – here you will see several shots of me getting nailed in the face by a newspaper. There are also shots of me at the office struggling to stay awake. Then there are shots of me at the bar with the band – and girls hanging with me because they know I know Jason.
Without giving too much detail, that’s the idea. It was a great experience! I enjoyed it thoroughly… although, it wore me out… a lot of hurry up and wait and standing around. Jineen came on the second day to play an extra in the bar scenes.
The video should be out in the next 2-3 weeks. I will let you know for sure. So, if you have CMT and/or GAC, be looking out for it. Oh, I was also interviewed on the set by CMT Insider… pretty funny. Jason mentioned to me as I left the set that it would be funny to bring me to a few concerts and bring me on stage once the video is out… we’ll see.
Jineen and I went to the Grand Ole Opry last night… Jason was performing. He got us backstage passes, so it was pretty cool. We saw him, Jewel, Joe Nichols, Jason Aldean, John Anderson, John Ricn and several others. Hanging with the fellas in Jason’s dressing room was probably the highlight for me. Jason is the real deal… a really kind, genuine guy. Well, I’ll keep you posted on when the video is out.