Cole Bradley Celebrates ‘Happy Hour’ With ‘Beer in Mexico’ [Exclusive Video]
Canadian-born country artist Cole Bradley is celebrating his newest single, "Happy Hour," with a series of covers debuting exclusively on The Boot. His first song of choice: Kenny Chesney's "Beer in Mexico;" readers can press play above to watch.
Stationed poolside on a sunny day (with a giant, inviting unicorn float hanging out in the water behind them), Bradley and his bandmates jam "Beer in Mexico" on acoustic guitars and a simple drum kit. Bradley calls Chesney his hero, and "Beer in Mexico" is one of his favorites in the country superstar's catalog.
"I believe that Chesney 'sets the bar' in country music," Bradley tells The Boot. "Don't let its driving groove and hooky tag fool you -- "Beer in Mexico" is really a contemplative song about a person who's looking to find their way in life and realizing that a beer and beach may be a good way to reprogram."
Originally released on Chesney's 2005 album The Road and the Radio, "Beer in Mexico" became Chesney's first self-penned single to hit No. 1. It's been certified gold.
A native of Calgary, Alberta, Bradley first found himself in the spotlight at the age of five. In more recent years, he was selected as a finalist in the inaugural year of Project Wild, a Canadian artist development program, and was previously nominated for the Fan's Choice honor at the Alberta Country Music Association Awards. He's now based in Nashville.