The Whipps to shoot country music video Wednesday in Portsmouth
GREENUP, Ky. — Local country band The Whipps will film a concert-style video in support of their upcoming debut single “Play That Country Music” for Sony Music Nashville. The band is issuing an open-call invitation to fun, energetic music lovers of all ages to come out and rock with The Whipps in their first country music video.
The video will shoot on Wednesday, May 2, at the historic Columbia Music Arena, 832 Gallia St. Portsmouth, Ohio. The concert-style venue holds 1,100 people. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and shooting will start at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
The Whipps lead singer, Don Hanshaw explains, “Part of the video will be shot in Nashville, and the second half will be shot here at home for all of our fans to participate. It’s important to us that we get our hometown involved. This is our opportunity to share a lifelong dream with all the fans that have been there for us through the years.”
The video will feature friends, family and fans of the band, as they dance and sing along to The Whipps single “Play That Country Music.” Band member Eric Daniels talks about the historic Columbia Music venue, “We couldn’t ask for a better place to shoot our video, an open-air arena just across the river from the gateway to the country music highway.”
The music video will air on CMT and GAC, so be ready to represent. Please wear country or hip-hop style attire, and please no clothing with logos, neon colors, or advertising due to copyright infringement rules. Guitarist Larry Collinsworth wants fans to, “Bring all your friends and be ready to rock with The Whipps.”
The Whipps band is Don Hanshaw - lead vocals, Eric Daniels - bass, Larry Collinsworth – guitar, with Greg Fletcher – drums.
The Whipps upcoming live tour schedule includes an appearance with Lo Cash Cowboys on Saturday, June 9 in Portsmouth, Ohio, the Greenup County Music Festival at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park Amphitheater on Saturday, May 26, and Russell Railroad Days, in Russell, KY on Saturday June 2 as well as local club dates.
For a complete list of The Whipps tour dates and more information, visit The Whipps Official website at www.TheWhipps.com and join The Whipps on Facebook and Twitter.