Critically acclaimed singer and songwriter Skip Ewing is back with a heartwarming new music video for his hit song “Road Dog,” celebrating the unwavering bond between humans and their four-legged companions. The premiere of this delightful visual treat promises to tug at your heartstrings while bringing smiles to faces everywhere.
“Road Dog,” a track from Ewing’s highly anticipated album “Road To California,” due early next year, is more than just a song; it’s a tribute to the pure and simple joy of embarking on a road trip with your canine companion. Inspired by Ewing’s beloved dog Shotgun, named for the seat he loves to occupy, the song captures the essence of the happiness shared between a dog and its owner during a scenic drive.
In a recent interview with All Country News, Ewing shared, “If you’re a dog lover, and most especially if a dog is one of your family members, you’ll certainly relate to ‘Road Dog.’ Roll the windows down and crank it up!” This upbeat tune, described by Ewing as “straight-up fun and a total Nashville pick-fest,” has struck a chord with listeners around the world.
What makes the “Road Dog” music video even more special is that it features not only Skip’s dog Shotgun but also fan photos. The video is a heartwarming collage of canine companionship, showcasing the diverse dogs that bring joy to families everywhere.
Ewing and his wife Linda, who play an integral role in the video’s creation, have a deep connection with their four-legged family members. Ewing humorously admitted, “At our house, as much as we try to keep it clean, dog hair ends up being both a condiment and a fashion statement.” This sentiment resonates with dog lovers worldwide, making “Road Dog” a universal anthem for those who understand the chaos and love that dogs bring into our lives.
In response to the inspiration behind the music video, Ewing explained, “Road Dog” was born from a fun bluegrass guitar riff idea I’d had for a bit, and the lyric was inspired by Shotgun, the other dogs we’ve loved, and the actual dog hair and smudges on the windows of the truck.”
Now back to the real highlight of the music video: the heartwarming collection of dog photos submitted by fans. Ewing’s deep connection with his audience shines through as he discusses the overwhelming response: “In addition to a few cameos of the dogs Linda and I have rescued and loved over the years, there are 130+ dog images in the ‘Road Dog’ music video submitted by our social media following. (There’s also two cows, two horses, and a chicken.) I love to be engaged, and this seemed like a perfect opportunity to directly involve the awesome community we have.”
Ewing and his wife sifted through hundreds of photos, turning this project into a labor of love. He shared, “I really have to give my wife Linda huge credit and gratitude for doing everything she did with design and implementation. It was a labor of love that took an immense amount of time and work.”
As for personal favorites among the submitted photos, Ewing said, “I have to say that on the one hand I was surprised by how many hundreds of pictures came in. Yet, on the other hand, I know how we all love our dogs. I had a feeling we’d get quite a few.”
With the release of “Road Dog” and its heartwarming music video, Skip Ewing continues to cement himself as one of the most talented singer-songwriters of our generation. His music, filled with introspective lyrics and smooth crooning vocals, resonates with audiences far and wide, connecting us all through the universal language of love for our furry friends.
The premiere of the “Road Dog” music video is a celebration of love, joy, and the cherished bond between humans and their canine companions. Don’t forget to roll down your windows and crank up “Road Dog” as you hit the open road with your own furry friend.