Watch Josh Ritter’s Line Dance-Filled “Getting Ready to Get Down” Video

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Videos by American Songwriter

Videos by American Songwriter

(Sacks & Co. / Laura Wilson)
(Sacks & Co. / Laura Wilson)

Alt-country singer-songwriter Josh Ritter has premiered a peculiar music video for his new single, “Getting Ready to Get Down.”

The video features crudely-shot home video footage of a man teaching line dancing steps to the song, which is set to appear on Ritter’s upcoming album Sermon on the Rocks. As Ritter explained to The Bluegrass Situation, a friend came across the original instructional video and they contacted the uploader, a man named “Cef,” to turn it into the song’s official video.

“We contacted Cef, who it turns out is a line-dancing instructor from Idaho, told him how great we thought it was, and next thing you know we had even more footage to work with. We knew this stuff had to be shared,” Ritter said. “Cef is a great guy and I thank him (and his wonderful class!) wholeheartedly for sharing his pure talent and enthusiasm with me and letting me share it with you.”

Ritter’s Sermon on the Rocks will be released on October 16. Watch the video and see Ritter’s upcoming tour dates below:

Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band Fall Tour Dates:
September 18—Nashville, TN—Americana Music Festival
September 19—Bristol, TN—Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
October 10—Boulder, CO—Macky Auditorium (w/ the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra)
October 11—Boise, ID—The Record Exchange (in-store performance)
October 12—Seattle, WA—Easy Street Records (in-store performance)
October 14—Long Beach, CA—Fingerprints (in-store performance)
October 19—Boston, MA—The Sinclair (SOLD OUT)
October 20—Portland, ME—Port City Music Hall
October 21—Northampton, MA—The Academy
October 22—Brooklyn, NY—Rough Trade (SOLD OUT)
October 24—Easton, MD—Avalon Theatre
October 25—Pittsburgh, PA—Mr. Smalls
October 26—Washington, DC—Lincoln Theatre (SOLD OUT)

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