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See Steve Moakler Take a Desert Trip in New ‘Suitcase’ Video

Singer-songwriter finds his own oasis in the sunny new clip

Steve Moakler’s latest video, for the sweetly romantic “Suitcase,” uses an idyllic getaway into nature to illustrate the lyrical idea that as long as you’re with that special someone, a suitcase full of gold isn’t necessary. “I’d be fine watching you watch the sun go down, with your head on my chest on a blanket on the ground,” Moakler sings in the sunny track penned by Luke Laird, Barry Dean and Thomas Rhett and featured on his self-titled EP, released earlier this year.

Like many of his own standout tunes, Moakler’s “Suitcase” contains a simply conveyed, thought-provoking message. The co-writer – with Travis Meadows – of Dierks Bentley’s inspirational “Riser,” Moakler has a knack for penning literate tunes with blue-collar sensibilities, many of them cut by Jake Owen, Ashley Monroe and Kellie Pickler, among others.

“As a songwriter there’s a part of you that wants to really say something and that doesn’t always happen with songs on the radio, so I feel spoiled that the first one I got through was a song like that,” Moakler told Rolling Stone Country of “Riser” earlier this year.

Moakler will be in his native Pittsburgh Saturday with fellow Pennsylvanian Laird, who produced his EP, for a Songwriters Round at the Hard Rock Café. He’s also currently on the road with Old Dominion on their Meat and Candy Tour.  

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