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Taillight Director Shane Drake's Music Video for Tim McGraw's 'Highway Don't Care,' Wins ACM's 'Video of the Year"

Drake Continues His Sweep Of The 'Video of the Year' Category With A 2nd Consecutive ACM Win, Following 'Highway's' CMA Award (April 11, 2014)
DMN Newswire--2014-4-11--
Taillight director Shane Drake's music video for Tim McGraw, 'Highway Don't Care,' has won the American Academy of Music's (ACM) 'Video of the Year' award. The video, which features Taylor Swift and Keith Urban on guitar, received the award on the heels of also being awarded top honors at the 47th CMA's. The 49th annual ACM's, hosted by country super stars Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on April 6th.

Drake continues his sweep of the 'Video of the Year' category. The director's took home the prestigious award from last year's ACM's for Little Big Town's "Tornado' music video, which was also produced by Taillight.

Drake continues his sweep of the 'Video of the Year' category. The director took home the prestigious award from last year's ACM Awards
Taillight Director Shane Draw & Tim McGraw
for Little Big Town's "Tornado," which was also produced by Taillight.

DP, Maz Makhani, shot all of McGraw and Swift's performances, as well as the dramatic storyline.  Simon Thirlaway shot Keith Urban's scenes in Los Angeles.

Drake worked closely with Taillight executive producer, Chandra LaPlume-Pereira, Tim's Big Machine Records' Sandi Spika-Borchetta, as well as McGraw's creative director, Kelly Clauge.

"I'm extremely proud of this video," says LaPlume-Pereira. "The entire process was so creatively fulfilling. Watching Shane in action on set, giving such pointed direction and bringing his creative vision to the project is always thrilling. He's the kind of director that makes me excited about what the future holds for us in the country market!"

Contact: Taillight, Nashville: Music Videos, Chandra LaPlume-Pereira, Executive Producer, 615.385.1034 ext 226, .
Music Video: 'Highway Don't Care'
Artist: Tim McGraw, Featuring Taylor Swift + featuring Keith Urban on guitar

Label: Big Machine Records (Nashville)
    SVP Creative: Sandi Spika-Borchetta         

Client: McGraw Music, LLC (Nashville)
    Creative Director: Kelly Clauge

Production Company: Taillight (Nashville)
    Director: Shane Drake
    Executive Producer: Chandra LaPlume-Pereira
    Line Producer: Tameron Hedge  
    DP - Maz Makhani (McGraw + Swift performances + storyline/Murfreesboro, TN)
    DP: Simon Thiriaway (Urban performance in LA)

Editorial Company: Sunset Edit (LA)
    Editor: Deji LaRay

Audio/Sound DesIgn Company: Ragnar Music Group, Inc.
    Sound design: Ragnar Rosinkranz
    Mixer: Steven R. Galloway

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