With the fall and harvest approaching and the promise of cooler temperatures just around the corner, throwing a field party seems like a great idea. Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins are only too happy to oblige in the music video for their newest single, “Hell Right.”
If you grew up in a rural area going to field/farm/barn/pasture/turn row parties, then a lot of the footage in this video is likely to make you feel nostalgic as it seems that not a lot has changed about these bucolic bashes. The requisite elements of hot (fire) and cold (drinks) are there, along with music and dancing, but a bonus of cowboys, barrel racers, and bull riders are an unexpected dose of country fun.
Meanwhile, Blake and Trace play narrators to the story of “Hell Right,” and early on we can see that even Trace is puzzled by the expression. As the song progresses, though, we can see that not only has he picked up on the quirkiness of the new saying, so has country newcomer and hit songwriter Hardy, who cameos in the video.
Neither the song nor the video seems to be anything to overthink or seek hidden meanings and messages in. In this challenging, stressful, and occasionally dark days, “Hell Right” is more of a reminder that when you get the chance to unplug, relax and “raise hell” with your buddies, then you may as well raise “hell right.