As Cindy Meehl, director of the award-winning documentary BUCK, was putting the final touches on the follow-up release to the film—the bestselling 7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN instructional DVD series—we absolutely loved the addition of music from Nashville singer/songwriter Templeton Thompson and her husband Sam Gay. Their moody, bluesy guitar and vocals, mixed with lyrics that hit home for the horse-lover, gave the 7 CLINICS DVDs (which were created from much of the unused footage shot while filming the documentary BUCK) a certain “feel,” evoking both dirt and dust and wide open grasslands, inspiring a sense of both hard work and hope, and the unbelievable partnerships that can be the result.
Cindy and Templeton then teamed up to create a music video for “When I Get That Pony Rode”—one of the songs featured in the 7 CLINICS DVDs. This was a pretty special first-time experience, for both of them.
“Getting to make the video was a dream come true for me,” says Templeton. “I’ve only ever been a ‘fly on the wall’ on a music video set like that…but I’m plannin’ on doin’ MORE of THAT! I like it A LOT and I’m dreamin’ BIG!!”
“It was so much fun working with Templeton and her horses (who double as the ‘difficult horse’ in the video),” adds Cindy. “The only problem was when we were trying to make them look wild and troubled, they only wanted to hook on to her and love their mom!”
Just a month ago, the video premiered on CMT.com as part of their Independents Day feature. By the next day, “When I Get That Pony Rode” was the Number One Most Watched Video on CMT.com, over many other major country artists and Templeton was promoted to the CMT.com front page as part of the “CMT Video Spotlight.”
Earlier this month, “When I Get That Pony Rode” premiered on the Great American Country (GAC) Daily Countdown, and again, due to views and requests, Templeton was promoted to GACTV.com front page as part of their “Must See Music Videos” list.
Now, we are so excited to announce that due to incredible number of requests, “When I Get That Pony Rode” is re-airing on the GAC Daily Countdown today and tomorrow (March 20 & 21) at noon and 6:00 p.m. Be sure to tune in and vote—there are many ways to do it!
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Just make sure to mention Templeton Thompson and “When I Get That Pony Rode.”
It’s been a great ride so far…help us keep it going! Haven’t seen the video for “When I Get That Pony Rode” yet? Check it out here, and make sure to tell GAC how much you like it!
And watch for “When I Get That Pony Rode” on TNN (The Nashville Network)! The video will soon be featured on “Country Music Today” (weekdays at 2:00 p.m.) and “Third Shift” (from 2:00 a.m.–7:00 a.m.).
Templeton Thompson’s most recent release SONGS FROM 7 CLINICS, which includes “When I Get That Pony Rode,” is available from the TSB online bookstore. CLICK HERE TO ORDER
7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN, the seven-disc DVD series of Buck’s best teaching moments from clinics around the country, is available in three individually priced sets or as a complete series. CLICK HERE TO ORDER