Aly Cook’s Midnight Cowboys Hits #1 on Australian Top 40 Country Track Chart as Video Releases

aly-cook_midnight-cowboyRodeo Records NZ is proud to announce release of the music video for Aly Cook Midnight Cowboys the day after the song  hit #1 on the Top 40 Country Tracks Chart this week.

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The chart is reported to by over 600 community station country shows across Australia, growing  since 1986 and is based purely on Airplay . Midnight Cowboys set a record with a bullet jump from #39 to #1 the biggest jump since the track moved from a Top 30 to Top 40 Format nearly 3 years ago. This #1 came on the eve of the release of the music video.

Directed by Ken Khan created  in CGI (Computer Generated Imaging) and filmed with 4k high production values. This  visual feast meets the production values of the music. Midnight Cowboys is produced and co –written by Top Kiwi Producer Alan Jansson ‘How Bizarre’ and Brent Hayward aka Fats White.  Features Italian Line Dancers and The Cowboy Fatswhite in a route 66 environment. The video is as alternative as Avant Garde as the song itself.

Artist Aly Cook
Album: Horseshoe Rodeo Hotel
Song: Midnight Cowboys written by Alan Jansson & Brent Hayward AKA Fats White.
Produced by Alan Jansson at Uptown Studios, Auckland New Zealand.
Video Director: Ken Khan – Media Network Corporation
Director of Photography: Dev Varma
Make Up & Hair: Sheena Hiraf
Dance: Fast As Shark Line Dance
Choreographer: Adriano Castagnoli
Dancers: Adriano Castagnoli, Monika Wieleba,
Cristian Fileni, Annalisa Chiatti
Marina Carrer, Monia Letteri
Dancers Filmed at Voghera Country Music Festival Italy

Midnight Cowboy’s players are steeped in history pulsing beat from Jimmy Lawrie (Highway), with rhythmic fiddle from Nik Brown (TheWarratahs), ethereal slide guitar from Paul Kingery (Three Dog Night) ,  and a distinctive haunting and oh so familiar harmonica from the late Graham Brazier (Hello Sailor).

Complex but simple. Cook’s smooth, seem less, understated  delivery of the vocal, on the song’s quirky but deep lyric, is both refreshing and memorable. Creating an idiosyncratic new sound, with its melding of country, blues and easy listening pop flavours. The track is also being picked up on easy listening stations.

Check out the video for Midnight Cowboys here:

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