Kip Moore has dropped a video for “Don’t Go Changing” that was filmed at struggling Nashville venues.
Moore wrote “Don’t Go Changing” along with Blair Daly and Westin Davis. The song will be included in the new extended version of his album Wild World, titled Wild World Deluxe, due on February 12, 2021. The deluxe version offers up four new tracks, including “Don’t Go Changing.”
The music video was directed by Alex Ferrari and shot at some well-known independent music venues across Nashville, including The 5 Spot, The End, The Basement, Mercy Lounge and Exit/In.
“Music venues all over the country are closing their doors and not coming back. We filmed these shots in some of my favorite venues in Nashville. I’ve left a link here where you donate to help keep them open,” Moore tweeted, asking his fans to support these venues.
The video featured Exit/In owner and Music Venue Alliance Nashville co-founder Chris Cobb discussing the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on independent music venues.
“Personally and professionally, my life looks entirely different right now than it did last year, and my business has been closed for eight months, a business that is typically very busy….we did 20 shows a month this time last year and this year, no shows.” Cobb says in the video’s introduction.
He adds, “We had reserves but they’re gone, and we did get a PPP loan through the CARES Act, but it’s gone, so at this point, it’s survival mode. We’ve laid off about 50 event staff—security guards, your bartenders, your kitchen people…all that staff that has supported us all these years, where are they gonna go?”
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