Clay Walker Brings ‘Need a Bar Sometimes’ To Life In New Music Video

Clay Walker is back with a new single and a new music video to go along with it.  The country…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 6, 2021


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Clay Walker is back with a new single and a new music video to go along with it. 

The country star recently debuted his first music video in eight years to accompany his latest hit, “Need a Bar Sometimes.” Directed by Matthew Paskert (Jake Owen “Made For You,” Tim McGraw “Way Down”) and shot at an empty Froggy and Jeffro’s Bar in Spring Hill, TN, the clip details the loneliness of the bar scene amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“It’s been eight years since I’ve shot a video, and I’ve got to say this was probably the most fun video that I’ve ever done,” Walker says. “When the other songwriters and I started writing, we were talking about the coronavirus and not being able to get out and spend time with our friends. Then, someone said ‘we all need a bar sometimes,’ and we knew immediately that we had to write that. There have been plenty of times when I’ve partied at a bar and times that I’ve been brokenhearted too. There’s not a line in this song that I haven’t lived.”

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Co-written by Walker with Jaron Boyer, Josh Mirenda and George Birge, “Need a Bar Sometimes” blends Walker’s traditional country roots with somewhat modern production, creating a fresh new sound that fits well within his wheelhouse. Lyrically, the track is one many can relate to as Walker croons about the reasons everyone may need to unwind with a cold one.

“We all need a bar sometimes/ Lean back with a long neck on a neon night/ Somewhere you can sip and unwind/ Or hang out with the party crowd till closing time/ You might be drowning her leaving/ Or just here drinking/ But we all need a bar sometimes,” he sings on the chorus.

Click above to watch the brand new clip. 

Clay Walker is currently working on his 12th studio album and first with Show Dog Nashville.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.