Chris Janson has shared the official video for his latest single “Bye Mom”, as co-writer Brandon Kinney honours his late mother by playing out their own story on screen.
Janson and his team, including director Spidey Smith, opted not to hire actors for this true-to-life project. Instead, Kinney’s children play younger versions of himself and his wife plays the titular mom.
“I hope the ‘Bye Mom’ video brings back memories that everyone can identify with,” Janson said. “This song is really about going through different stages of life and feeling that special kind of unconditional love. It was especially important to me to have Brandon and his family star in the video because it’s his real story. Nobody could’ve provided the real emotion better. His whole family really ties it all together. I’m humbled by them, thankful and so proud.”
“Bye Mom” is the first single from Janson’s upcoming album. It follows five Gold and Platinum-certified hits from his previous two projects, including four chart-toppers, and impacted at country radio on Monday.