Travis Denning has released the official music video for his current single “After A Few,” watch HERE. Directed by Justin Clough, the mysterious video depicts scenes of Denning playing a heated game of poker in the back room of a smoky bar, while other shots illustrate his masterful guitar playing. The video parallels the song’s lyrics through the poker game by intensifying the stakes with the lead character’s relationship. The video was shot at Beer Sellar in Nashville, Tennessee.
“This video was so much fun to make, mainly due to the fact it was my first time acting in a video. Whether I did a good job or not is debatable,” jokes Travis. “But Justin Clough nailed the idea and the storyline. I think the big gamble of the poker game along with chasing the innuendo with someone that you love for all the wrong reasons go hand in hand when it comes to the emotions.”
2019 has been a busy year for Travis as he recently wrapped his first headlining “Heartbeat Of A Small Town” tour, and even performed at the famed C2C Festival in the UK as well as Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California. The singer/songwriter is set to perform at Nissan Stadium during the upcoming CMA Fest and it was just announced that he will return to Europe and the UK this October as part of CMA’s international touring series.
A native of Warner Robins, Georgia, Denning vividly remembers the moment he realized he wanted to pursue music for a living. He was seven years old sitting in his Dad’s truck and heard AC/DC for the first time. From then on, he was hooked and devoured all types of music from country, pop, rock and heavy metal. Travis started playing local bars at the age of 16 and built a solid following from his distinctive songs and raucous guitar licks. He moved to Nashville in 2014 and within a year signed a publishing deal with Jeremy Stover’s RED Creative Group. After securing outside cuts by Jason Aldean, Justin Moore, Michael Ray and Chase Rice he caught the attention of Universal Music Group where he eventually signed a record deal in 2017. Travis released his new single “After A Few” which he co-wrote with Kelly Archer and Justin Weaver following his Top 40 debut single “David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs”. Travis was selected as a CMA KixStart Artist Scholarship as well as Opry NextStage recipient and will receive unique opportunities to participate in events as well as connect with industry professionals. When Travis is not touring, he is in the studio working on his debut album.
Travis Denning (AAF video) OC: …act in it. :50
“One thing I loved about the treatment for the After a Few music video is Justin Clough, who directed it, just had this great idea of the similarities between the relationship and taking a gamble on that and actually taking a gamble on a poker game. And so, we decided to kind of have this story line of me and this girl that I just couldn’t help but go back to and every drink was a gamble into falling back in her arms. And then this other side where I’m going up playing poker and getting more confident and winning money and then finally, everything comes to a T with going all in on this hand, and all of a sudden, I’m all in with her. I just thought it was so cool, and it was just great how the cinematic aspect completely mirrored one another. It was fun to act in it.”
Travis Denning (AAF-DAP video) OC: …to see that. :23
“Filming ‘After a Few’ was so much more different from ‘David Ashley Parker,’ because I actually acted in this music video, and it was cool. It was something I wanted to do, and I really enjoyed it. I think one thing people can really expect is having a look at a different side of me. Hint, hint, it’s a side of me without wearing a hat, which a lot of people don’t see, so I’m just excited for people to see that.”