Pat Boone’s love letter to “Grits” comes to life with new music video!
Renowned music icon Pat Boone has delighted fans with the release of his latest music video, “Grits,” directed by Preston Leatherman for Tuff Contender. The video, which premiered on People.com, is now available for streaming on YouTube.
Shot against the backdrop of the historic Capitol Theatre in Lebanon, Tennessee, the video showcases Pat Boone’s spirited attempt at line dancing to the infectious track. Adding to the dynamic visuals, the video features the remarkable choreography of Jamie Marshall, known for her exceptional talent and creativity. Marshall is joined by dancers from across the Southeast, who bring their energy and passion to the performance. Fans can immerse themselves in the lively atmosphere of the Capitol Theatre and enjoy the vibrant display of dance in the video. To watch the music video, click here.
“Grits” is an ode to the Southern food staple, extolling its virtues and superiority over other fancy foods such as escargot and pâté. The catchy chorus expresses gratitude for growing up in the country and enjoying hearty dishes like turnip greens and black-eyed peas, with the singer insisting that nothing beats the satisfaction of a warm bowl of grits. The “Grits” lyric video is also available for streaming on YouTube (here).
Written by Boone and produced by Jimmy Nichols and Frank Myers, “Grits” is a high-energy song, with line dancing written all over it, featuring country music stars Ray Stevens, The Gatlin Brothers, Lorrie Morgan, Deborah Allen, and country legend Roger Miller’s son, Dean Miller.
“Filming the music video for ‘Grits’ was a true delight,” expresses Boone. “I wanted to bring the spirit of the song to life visually, and Preston Leatherman did an outstanding job directing the video. Line dancing was the perfect choice to complement the infectious energy of the track. Jamie’s exceptional talent and creativity added an extra layer of excitement to the video. It was wonderful to see dancers from across the Southeast come together for a good time.”
Boone runs his own record company, The Gold Label, designed for legendary artists with certifiable talent, all with million-selling gold records to their credit. Debby Boone, Glen Campbell, Jack Jones, Cleo Laine, Patti Page, Sha Na Na, The Ventures, Roger Williams, and others (as well as Boone himself) all lived up to the Founder’s Maxim. More than 30 Gold Label albums have been released to date, and the label is now 20 years old.
Pat Boone is a legendary American singer, actor, and television personality who rose to fame in the 1950s, after winning TV’s first national talent contest, with his smooth, wholesome style of music. He is also known for his starring roles in 26 movies, such as “April Love” and “State Fair,” and more recently, “The Mulligan,” in which Boone just took home the Grace Award for Most Uplifting Performance In Movies at the Movieguide Awards in Hollywood. Now celebrating the 70th anniversary of his career in show business, Boone is the weekly host of his own SiriusXM radio show, “The Pat Boone Hour,” and is continuing a book tour promoting “IF-The Eternal Choice We All Must Make,” (his 28th).