Our Song of the Day is the sassy, humorous and honest anthem, All Hat No Cowboy by Belles, a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from Nebraska, who has been following her dream in Nashville for the past four years.
All Hat No Cowboy was written by Kelli Belles, Andrew Capra and Dan Harrison, and produced by Paul Moak at The Smoakstack in Nashville, Tennessee. The song was inspired by Belles’ “sassy” thinking that she knows a real cowboy when she sees one.
She says, “I live in Nashville now, and when I go down to Broadway, there’s a lot of dudes that dress up as cowboys, that are definitely not cowboys. So, I was feeling sassy one day, and I wrote this song about those guys!! So, I hope the takeaway of this video is humour, sassiness, and good old country music.”
The music video, directed by Taylor Winks, was shot on location at the Buckwackers Saloon in Ralston, Nebraska and features fellow singer, Noah Floersch as the fake cowboy.
Belles tells CMT, “I had an immediate vision of what the music video should look like, with a country bar, mechanical bull, line dancers and a fake cowboy. Our director, Taylor Winks, really brought this vision to life. I had to ride a mechanical bull while singing, and look cool while doing it! I did my best, but I definitely fell off a few times! Also, we invited our fans, in our hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, to be a part of the performance video at Bushwackers Saloon, an iconic country bar, and they really showed out!! It was our first performance back from COVID, and we got to see so many familiar faces that we haven’t seen in a while, a magical night!”
Belles and her family band (brother Drew on drums and Mum, Jaymie on acoustic guitar and harmony, who she’s also in the sister band, Mulberry Lane) have opened for artists like Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice, Eli Young Band and more. Their EP, due for release on August 27, features the lead single, All Hat No Cowboy, which went viral on TikTok with over 1.5 million views and second single, The Girl, which amassed 1.2 million views on TikTok. Strangers Again, Pause and He Gave me A Ring followed.
All Hat No Cowboy was released at the end of April, and after going viral on TikTok with nearly two million views, achieved streaming acclaim, too.
Keep up to date with Belles on her Facebook page here.
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