WATCH: Dustin Lynch Showcases The Power Of An Underdog Love Story In New Music Video For ‘Chevrolet’ Featuring Jelly Roll

“It’s a storyline that everybody can relate to, especially us kids from small towns,” Lynch shares of the new clip.


Madeleine O’Connell

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May 30, 2024


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Dustin Lynch; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Jelly Roll; Photo by John Shearer/Getty ImagesDustin Lynch; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Jelly Roll; Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images

Dustin Lynch has unleashed a brand-new music video for his song “Chevrolet” featuring labelmate Jelly Roll. Taking a page out of the “Save Me” singer’s book, Lynch sheds light on the power of an underdog love story while his countrified remake of Dobie Gray’s 1973 hit, “Drift Away,” acts as the soundtrack.

The Mason Dixon-directed footage opens with a young man catching the eye of a girl, and offering a gentle wave when she returns a soft smile. Unfortunately, the slight interaction appears to upset a group of three young men standing nearby, leading them to taunt the curly-haired boy for thinking he has a chance with the girl who they clearly have their eyes on as well. 

As Jelly Roll’s vocals enter the timeless tune, the young boy appears to take solace in the country star’s music. Suddenly, he is greeted with an incredibly kind surprise that ends with him getting the girl, despite the unkind actions he encountered earlier in the day. 

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While the story continues to play out, Lynch is seen rehearsing the song with his band in a garage, before getting the chance to showcase it in front of a small crowd of people who have gathered in their neighborhood with their red solo cups and Chevrolet trucks. 

“It’s a storyline that everybody can relate to, especially us kids from small towns,” Lynch shares of the music video. “There always seems to be some kind of divide in friend groups as kids grow up, and there’s inevitably an underdog. I’d like to think everyone pulls for the underdog, and this video shows that.”

Written by Chase McGill, Jessi Alexander, Hunter Phelps, and Mentor Williams and co-produced by Zach Crowell and Ben Phillips, “Chevrolet” first appeared on Lynch’s sixth studio album, Killed The Cowboy. The nostalgic-laced track is now nearing the Top 15 at country radio. 

Dustin Lynch - Killed The Cowboy
Dustin Lynch – Killed The Cowboy

Lynch previously told Country Now that getting Jelly Roll to join him on the song was simply just “God’s timing.” He explained that the Tennessee native’s gritty vocals turned out to be the perfect addition needed to take the song to the next level and make it feel complete. 

“When I first heard it, I was like, ‘we need somebody that’s got some authentic soul’ and Jelly Roll has that. He’s earned it, he’s just an awesome guy that I love doing life with. We’re bad news together,” Lynch joked. “After the kids go to bed after 10pm, he and I can hang and make a late night out of it. So, we just get along.”

He went on to say that he is “honored” to get to get to record a song like “Chevrolet” with Jelly Roll because he sees his fellow country star as someone who “really paved the way for a big part of Nashville’s music scene when I was growing up.”

Dustin Lynch; Photo by Alysse Gafkjen
Dustin Lynch; Photo by Alysse Gafkjen

“It’s a lot of fun to do music with your friends. I’ll tell you that,” Lynch added.

Dustin Lynch will continue heating things up this summer as he has a slew of performances scheduled through September as part of his Killed The Cowboy Tour. 

Next week on June 7, he will also make a stop in Music City to host his second annual pool party at the Margaritaville Hotel Nashville during CMA Fest Weekend. In the past, the event has welcomed special appearances from artists like Little Big Town, Jordan Davis, HARDY, MacKenzie Porter, and more.

The pool party is free on a first-come, first-served basis, however Lynch’s Stay Country Club members will get exclusive early access. 

Click HERE to see where else Lynch will be taking the stage this summer. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.