Hey, Spike! sees popular music videos featuring Summit and Park counties
Frisco’s Western-style Moose Jaw saloon is featured in the video “Tequila” by singers and songwriters Dan + Shay, the big winners at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music awards gathering hosted by Reba McIntyre at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas recently.
The duo — Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney — garnered three awards: Single of the Year, Song of the Year and Duo of the Year with their lyrical love story about a snowshoeing blonde and a deaf hiker enjoying tequila.
In the video, which gives plenty of airplay to our Summit County vistas, Frisco’s Main Street and Farmers Korner, the snowshoer is Mica Von Turkovich and the deaf hiker is portrayed by model Nyle DiMarco.
Of course, there’s plenty of snow, an aging pickup truck, mountain cabin and a piano on fire. The video ends with Nyle parking his old Ford on Frisco Main Street and walking into Lynda “Mamma Moose” Colety’s low-ceiling bar where Mica is the bartender. A Dave “D-Rep” Repsher donation jar sits on the bar and a John Elway Lane street sign gets a shot.
There are calls to make the video into a feature film.
See for yourself: YouTu.be/c4qgqNS_20s
You just can’t afford to buy this kind of advertising.
On the other side of Hoosier Pass, Park County scenery is getting major YouTube play with Latin pop star Enrique Iglesias’ video “Despues que ta Perdi” (translation: After I Lost You). Penned by Jon Z, the video has now tallied over 24 million views. More snow, more mountains and more love — all Colorado.
Regional locations manager Ann Lukacs helped in the production that took place over 1 ½ days of shooting, preceded by two days’ prep. A crew of 50 made it all happen in the Valley of the Sun development just outside of Fairplay.
“The director, Alejandro Perez, came in from Cuba,” Ann reported. “His immediate camera crew came in from Miami.”
The production company was from Los Angeles, while the support crew came from Denver.
Ann says Enrique stayed in Breckenridge and the crew stayed in Fairplay.
The video: YouTu.be/XX9UMA7tp1g
Another regional musical highlight is the Dierks Bentley’s Seven Peaks-Live Nation concert, making a return appearance at Buena Vista this Labor Day. Dierks and the Brothers Osborne took home the ACM Music Event of the Year with their Burning Man performance.
Dierks was up for ACM’s Male Artist of the Year, which Thomas Rhett grabbed. At the BV holiday weekend show this year Dierks will be joined by singer Luke Bryan, a judge on American Idol, among others.
A colorful ad played during the big ACM show presented Dierks’ concert and mountain scenes.
Miles F. Porter IV, nicknamed “Spike,” a Coloradan since 1949, is an Army veteran, former hardrock miner, graduate of Adams State College. An award-winning investigative reporter, he and wife Mary E. Staby owned newspapers here for 20 years. Email your social info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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