I first met this song and video when I first met my wife. It might not be our wedding song, but it certainly was our dating song. I was not much of a country fan, all those tumbling tumbleweeds just did not appeal to me. Beer For My Horses though had a great video accompanying it. With Toby Keith and Willie Nelson singing, what more could you want? The story line was appealing, and the video first rate.

When I first saw the video I assumed that it came from a motion picture. It had all of the elements of a movie. Cop’s n Killers. But I soon found out that was not the case. It was just a song, and just a video. I was amazed that anyone would go to such lengths for a 3 minute video. It contained a story line, high drama, humor, and a very strange ending.

Well that is about to change. There is a Beer For My Horses movie currently in production and slated for release later this year.

It is not often that a 3 minute song and video spawns a movie, but this is one that has. It will be interesting to see how it works at the box office. Actual details about the movie are still a little sketchy, but I am sure we will be hearing more about it as production progresses. Toby Keith has some information available on his Web Site.

Both Toby Keith and Willie Nelson are listed in the credits, so one hopes they will be recreating the roles from the music video.

More Beer For My Horses details soon.

Simon Barrett


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