VIDEO PREMIERE: Nathan Lamont - 'I’m Calling Shotgun'

20 June 2024 | 3:35 pm | Mary Varvaris

The Aussie singer teamed up with an all-star Nashville team, and the result is something special.

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After releasing a Top 20 Countrytown hit in Skin To Skin, Australian country singer-songwriter Nathan Lamont continues his hot streak with the new single, I’m Calling Shotgun.

To celebrate the release, Countrytown is sharing a video premiere of the track.

For the music video, Lamont joined forces with director Jeremy Minett (of Eyes & Ears Creative), who also filmed and edited the clip. The result is a nostalgic trip through a country town draped in sunlight.

I’m Calling Shotgun finds Lamont musing on watching a woman who isn’t treated right and offering her the world, including 40 acres and his smile. Filmed on a picturesque back road in the setting sun, it’s a gorgeous video with the lyrics to match.

You can watch the music video below.

On I’m Calling Shotgun, Lamont teamed up with co-writer and producer Alex Mather and Nashville session musicians Sol Philcox-Littlefield (electric guitar), Evan Hutchings (drums), Tim Marks (bass guitar), Tim Galloway (acoustic guitar), and David Dorn (keyboards). The all-star team created something special, with the Aussie singer laying down smooth, relatable vocals.

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In a statement about his latest (sure to be) hit, Lamont said, “We [Lamont and Mather] explored how we could expand on the meaning of the title name, and the song's narrative quickly evolved into being about a guy who was in love with a girl who was on the cusp of leaving a toxic relationship.

“The song's chorus lists the things that they could do together if she was ready for someone new, and that he would be 'calling shotgun'.”

On the music video, he added, “Choosing Jeremy was a no-brainer for me. Jeremy is not just a great guy but a phenomenally talented videographer. We only had half a day to pull everything together, and we had to use our time wisely.

“With the main footage of me singing all captured within the scope of a 15–20-minute window, Jeremy spent 1–2 hours in the afternoon filming a young couple who portray the in-love couple.”

Later this year, Lamont will make his debut at one of Australia’s beloved country music events, the Deni Ute Muster.