Cale Dodds steps in to help a stranger after witnessing the young man (Pat Long) get stood up on a date in the feel-good video for his latest single “I Like Where This Is Going.” Penned with Nicolle Galyon (“Tequila,” “Automatic”) and busbee (“H.O.L.Y.,” “You Look Good”), the infectious tune highlights Dodds’ warm vocals alongside ear-grabbing guitar parts and a memorable storyline.
“The creative side of the music video is just as important to me as writing the song itself,” Dodds tells Billboard. “It was important to me to help create and guide how the song was going to be expressed visually. Most country songs center around the artist as the ‘lead role.’ I knew that I wanted it to be about more than just me.”
Dodds says since the core of the song is about new beginnings, he wanted to find a way to express this concept by helping someone else out. In the Jeff Venable-directed three-minute clip, which Billboard premieres below today (July 29), Dodds makes the viewer laugh and have empathy for the video’s main character.