Restless Road Re-Creates Their Real-Life First Dates In ‘One Step Ahead’ Video

Restless Road’s Zach Beeken, Colton Pack and Garrett Nichols are letting fans in on the intimate details of their love…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 15, 2020


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Restless Road’s Zach Beeken, Colton Pack and Garrett Nichols are letting fans in on the intimate details of their love lives by re-creating their first dates with their real-life love interests in the new music video for their song “One Step Ahead.”

The just-released clip was directed by Alex Alvga and showcases their romantic first dates; from a self-made drive-in movie theater to a painting date, to a picture-perfect picnic.

Including their wives and girlfriends was a no-brainer for the trio brought back so many special memories for the group and their ladies.

“I was really nervous for my first date with Taylor because she was out of my league, so I wanted to do something really special,” recalls Nicholas. “I decided to set up a picnic for the two of us and it went amazing!! When we recreated the date for our music video I was blown away by her just like the day we met. I was so happy we got to capture that special moment the way we remember it.”

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For Pack, the chance to re-create his date with his wife was “super special” and something he will never forget.

“My wife and I recreated our first date, which was super special! I set up a bed sheet and a projector, then we watched a movie In the back of a truck,” he explains. “I loved that we got to recreate something that is super important to me, because that night turned into almost six years of marriage and two beautiful daughters. Getting to show people what started our love story made this video that much more special.”

“One Step Ahead” is featured on Restless Road’s self-titled debut EP, which was released in February.

Earlier this year, the trio turned heads with the release of their single, “Take Me Home (With Kane Brown)” and an opening slot on Brown’s Worldwide Beautiful Tour. With tour dates scraped due to the pandemic, Restless Road got creative and turned to TikTok to stay in touch with fans. Their hilarious videos can be seen HERE.

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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.