When Sundy Best released their latest album Salvation City in December, the propulsive “Do You Wanna Go” immediately stood out as a single, especially to Sirius/XM country station the Highway. The jangling Tom Petty-like track is currently in the channel’s rotation. To match the vibrancy of “Do You Wanna Go,” the Kentucky duo filmed a fantastical video for the song, complete with an Elvis impersonator.
Directed by Blake Judd, who helmed Kristian Bush’s zombies-attack video for “Trailer Hitch,” the clip casts Sundy Best’s Nick Jamerson and Kris Bentley as members of a white-suited wedding band, helping Elvis — a real-life professional impersonator at Nashville’s Rhinestone Wedding Chapel — marry an array of unique couples. There’s lovebirds with costume fetishes, same-sex couples and an interracial pair that provides the drama, all of them driving home the age-old message that love conquers all.
Sundy Best, who recently expanded their “Appalachian White Stripes” sound by adding two touring members, just performed a string of sold-out shows in their home state, including one at the Lexington Opera House. They’ll perform at the iconic country outpost Joe’s Bar in Chicago on Friday and headline Nashville’s Exit/In on March 7th, a performance presented by Rolling Stone Country, who named them one of country’s Artists You Need to Know last summer.
“I feel like country music is an essence. You don’t have to spend the whole time in a song talking about how country you are, or how big your truck is. You don’t have to go into that; if that’s what you are, people will know,” Jamerson told Rolling Stone Country late last year. “We never set out to be country musicians. We just set out to play music. And we always say perception is reality. What people think we are, that’s what we are. I think it’s really cool that in not trying to be country music, we have been taken in as country music.”