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Watch Kenny Chesney’s Free-Spirited ‘Wild Child’ Video

Songwriter Gretchen Rhodes plays the “wild child” in this scenic clip filmed in Hawaii

Four years after teaming up for the Grammy-nominated “You and Tequila,” Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter are trading harmonies once again, this time on The Big Revival‘s newest single, “Wild Child.”

A tribute to a modern-day hippie who attends Bonnaroo, “goes where the wind suggests” and generally marches to the beat of her own steel drum, “Wild Child” is another island-inspired ballad from Chesney, who co-wrote the track with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. Potter pops up during the song’s chorus. Unlike the music video for “You and Tequila,” though, which gave equal screen time to both Chesney and Potter, the newly-released clip for “Wild Child” casts a different woman in the titular role: songwriter and fellow beach bum Gretchen Rhodes, whom Chesney met years ago in the Virgin Islands.

The “Wild Child” video was filmed in Hawaii, with shots of Chesney performing the song at sunset intercut with clips of Rhodes hiking, riding horses and backpacking through the islands’ rural areas. Toward the end of the three and a half minute clip, Rhodes is joined by her family, including a pre-school aged ‘wild child’ who’s presumably her daughter.

Next month, Chesney will head back to a landlocked location — Nashville — to launch his Big Revival Tour on his birthday, March 26th.

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