The making of a music video
By Cindy Watts
In the past month alone, Jewel has filmed at War Memorial, new duo Steel Magnolia has gone on location in the woods and Montgomery Gentry has performed in front of cameras in Watertown.
Music videos shot in and around Nashville regularly end up as three-minute pieces on cable television networks CMT and GAC and other media outlets. But the steps it takes to get there take much longer than the video's average run time.
From start to finish, country music videos take about a month to produce. As Country Music Television prepares for Wednesday night's ninth annual CMT Music Awards, here's a look at the work that goes into making the mini-movies - media tools used to introduce music fans to new artists and new songs as well as to remind them why they love perennial favorites like Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.