Exclusive Premiere: Steven Lee Olsen Escapes The City In ‘Hello Country’ Video

Award-winning singer/songwriter Steven Lee Olsen trades the hustle and bustle of the city for a laidback country getaway in his…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 18, 2019


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Award-winning singer/songwriter Steven Lee Olsen trades the hustle and bustle of the city for a laidback country getaway in his new music video for “Hello Country,” premiering exclusively on Country Now.

The weekend-ready anthem finds Olsen escaping the city and celebrating the weekend with a trip to the place he feels most at home – the country.

“Goodbye city, hello country/ I’ve been thinking about saying that all week/ little down home with the stars up above me/ my kind way to unwind/ My life’s a little better with some dirt on it/ sure sounds like a soul-saving cure don’t it/ I’ll be fishing in the dark nitty gritty/ Goodbye city, hello, hello, hello country,” he sings throughout the chorus.

“This new song was definitely a fun one to write,” shares Olsen, who co-wrote “Hello Country” with Brock Berryhill and Parker Welling. “It’s a feel-good, summer song. We basically wanted to recreate the feeling of leaving the city on a long road trip and heading out to the country where everything is beautiful and you feel really small.”

The nearly three-minute clip was shot mostly while Olsen was on tour with Billy Currington. The music video features clips of his energetic live show intertwined with shots of Olsen driving down the interstate headed for his countryside retreat.

Check out the premiere of the “Hello Country” music video above.

Steven Lee Olsen continues to build his solo career while making a name for himself as an esteemed songwriter. Olsen co-wrote “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” a chart-topping single, 2017 NSAI Song of the Year and double-platinum hit, for superstar Keith Urban. He also penned Kip Moore’s massive hit “More Girls Like You” and garnered cuts from artists such as Garth Brooks, Craig Morgan and The Judds (among others).

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.