John Mayer fell off the grid for a few years, but after an enlightening road trip through the heart of America -- where he picked up a rather large sombrero/fedora (or "sombrora") along the way -- the singer released the music video for his latest single, "Shadow Days."
In the Americana-soaked video, Mayer takes a tour through the frontier states with his six string by his side. But Mayer isn't the only musician to embrace nostalgia for the United States: From Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zero's "Home" to Dave Matthews Band's "American Baby" and Alison Krauss & Union Station's "Paper Airplane," Americana music videos are the perfect way to celebrate your Memorial Day.
And then there's Miley Cyrus. No, she's not as classically Americana-y as Johnny Cash and Neil Young, but she did release a song called "Party in the U.S.A.", and it did feature a giant American flag. (Jay-Z and Kayne West also rocked an American flag in their video for "Otis".)
Take a look through the gallery below to check out some of HuffPost Entertainment's favorite Americana music videos.
John Mayer - Shadow Days
Music video by John Mayer performing Shadow Days. (c) 2012 Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
Album Born To Die Out Now Buy the album: Amazon: www.smarturl.it iTunes: www.smarturl.it www.lanadelrey.com www.facebook.com twitter.com Director: Yoann Lemoine Production Company: Iconoclast Music video by Lana Del Rey performing Born To Die. (C) 2011 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Kanye West, Jay-Z - Otis
WATCH THE THRONE: Kanye West & Jay-Z - Otis © 2011 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC
Miley Cyrus - Party In The USA
Music video by Miley Cyrus performing Party In The USA.
Daniel Glen Timms "Troubled Son" music video new Americana music videos folk rock alt country music
www.danielglentimms.com Select high definition! I am a do-it-yourself independent artist, musician, producer and music video director. I release my music through my independent label Blue Earth Records which is categorized as "Adult Album Alternative." This is the first time I have shot with 35mm film and it was a bit nerve-racking, but I quite enjoyed the process and the results. I filmed this using my recently purchased Arri IIC with PL mount, Canon T2i and rented 7D. I edited on Final Cut Pro. I spent alot of time on color correction getting the HD footage to blend with the film footage. The 35mm motion picture film stock was Kodak Vision3 5207. The film was scanned to Pro Res. I used rented Zeiss superspeed lenses, 18mm & 35mm, as well as, my Lomo 18mm lens with PL mount for the Arriflex 2C film camera. For the DSLR cameras, I used rented Zeiss Compact Prime CP2 21mm, 35mm and 85mm lenses. I also used the kit 18-55mm lens that came with the T2i on a few shots for convenience, ie snow storm. This song, Troubled Son, is on my new album "Life's An Illusion." This was shot at various locations throughout Tennessee. You may notice that I am playing all of the band members, mainly due to the fact that I was snowed in and needed to get the shots initially and because it was kind of cool to do, although alot of work. The field shots are composite shots with me playing the various instruments. Brett Pausina operated the camera on most of the performance shots and Sam Baker was <b>...</b>
Mumford & Sons - The Cave
Mumford & Sons - Winter Winds
Dave Matthews Band - Crash Into Me
Music video by Dave Matthews Band performing Crash Into Me. (C) 1997 BMG Entertainment
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home
This video for Home is a collection of some of the band's favorite memories over the past few years. We hope it feels like Home wherever you are watching this.
Bon Iver - Holocene (Official Music Video)
Director: NABIL (NABIL.com) Producer: Jill Hammer Production Company: NE Direction Editor: Isaac Hagy DOP: Larkin Sieple boniver.org jagjaguwar.com
Alison Krauss & Union Station - Paper Airplane
Music video by Alison Krauss & Union Station performing Paper Airplane. (C) 2011 Alison Krauss. Under exclusive license to Rounder Records. Manufactured and distributed by Concord Music Group Inc.
Neil Young - Harvest Moon Video
Studio version , Vh1 video, www.neilyoung.com Lyrics : Come a little bit closer Hear what I have to say Just like children sleepin' We could dream this night away. But there's a full moon risin' Let's go dancin' in the light We know where the music's playin' Let's go out and feel the night. Because I'm still in love with you I want to see you dance again Because I'm still in love with you [ Find more Lyrics on mp3lyrics.org ] On this harvest moon. When we were strangers I watched you from afar When we were lovers I loved you with all my heart. But now it's gettin' late And the moon is climbin' high I want to celebrate See it shinin' in your eye. Because I'm still in love with you I want to see you dance again Because I'm still in love with you On this harvest moon.
Lady Antebellum - American Honey
Pre-VEVO play count: 1230574 Music video by Lady Antebellum performing American Honey. (P) (C) 2010 Capitol Records Nashville. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws. Manufactured by Capitol Records Nashville, 3322 West End Avenue, 11th Floor, Nashville, TN 37203
Dave Matthews Band - American Baby
Music video by Dave Matthews Band performing American Baby. (C) 2005 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Tom Petty - Free Falling - Official Music Video
Tom Petty - Free Falling - Official Music Video, as seen in Tom Cruise Movie Jerry Maguire
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers - Jubilation Day [OFFICIAL]
The official animated video for "Jubilation Day" from the record Rare Bird Alert by Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers.