Bret Michaels Goes Country With New Video ‘Girls on Bars’ + New Album ‘True Grit’
“Boys like girls dancing on bars / And girls like boys who drive fast cars.” That’s the first line of the chorus in Bret Michaels' new country single “Girls on Bars,” and it really says it all. The Poison frontman unleashed the official music video for the track on CMT.com today. The song will be on his new album, True Grit, which comes out tomorrow (May 4). Check out the video above.
In an interview with Billboard, Michaels talked of creating the tune with country songwriting pro Luke Laird. “I was touring in the dead of winter and I said, ‘Luke, I need a Bret Michaels fun summer party song and I have an idea,’” Michaels said. “He’s a fellow Pennsylvanian, so we completely related. No matter where you’re from or who you are, we all want to have a great time. We all need a release. Summertime makes me think of people dancing at the bars, having fun. I think of girls on bars and guys driving fast cars. People are looking for a party after a long cold winter.”
This isn’t the first time the rocker has gotten in touch with this side of the music industry, in fact his first country song, “All I Ever Needed,” came out 10 years ago. Michaels told the outlet that he feels very comfortable intermingling with the Nashville community, while also acknowledging that he has a lot of competition. “I’m going up against a big wall. But this has been my life story,” Michaels told Billboard. “I realize there’s a lot of big labels. There’s a lot of talent and great songs out there right now. I realize what I’m going up against. Here is my theory: if it’s a great song, people will relate to it. You work hard, and then hope it really catches fire.”
It's nice to see that 2015 is looking to be much improved over the singer's 2014. Last year, Michaels was in and out of hospitals dealing with various issues related to his diabetes. He was ultimately forced to have kidney surgery in November.
See Bret Michaels + Other Rockers in These 10 Painful Onstage Blows to the Head