Gabby Barrett recruited her husband, Cade Foehner, to bring her George Strait-inspired song to life with a new music video that chronicles a decades-spanning love story. It begins in 1962, when Barrett and Foehner meet up after school so he can take her for a ride in his truck, as Barrett sings:
“So pick me up, get me lost way out/ Down a back two-lane/ Little George Strait way on up/ Get me outta my head and outta this town/ And tell me no matter what/ You'll be by my side/ Everything gonna be alright/ Make the world go black, how you do me like that/ When I climb up in your truck/ Just pick me up”
Scenes throughout the heartfelt music video show Barrett and Foehner as a married couple with a child in the 1970s, and as an elderly couple later in life. Barrett teased her music video on her social media channels on Wednesday (May 4), the day before it was set to premiere. She hinted that “we may have acted out a few parts…” of the new project, sharing glimpses of the stages of life that appear throughout it.
Barrett released “Pick Me Up” as the first new song on her GOLDMINE (DELUXE) album, an extended version of her highly-anticipated debut collection. Other new songs included “Never Get It Back,” “I Will Always Love You,” and “The Good Ones (Wedding Version).”
“I wrote ‘Pick Me Up’ with Ross [Copperman] and Jon [Nite]. I didn’t really have a song in my repertoire that was laid-back Country – a riding down the backroads while listening to George Strait-type of song,” Barrett previously said in a statement. “I had to pay homage to George Strait because I feel like I’m being adopted into the Texas family with my husband being from Texas.”
Watch Barrett’s new music video here: