The video, released on May 5, follows the journey of a couple from the beginning of their relationship as young adults to their elderly years. Directed by Alexa Campbell, Barrett and her husband Cade Foehner star in the video and take on the roles of the happy couple, that reflects their relationship in real life in certain scenes. In between all their loving moments together, the footage switches to Barrett performing the tune in a rural area.
“This was a very personal video for me to shoot – taking on the lead with my husband Cade, and even being reminded of our daughter Baylah by having a little girl play her on set,” shares Barrett, who is expecting her second child. “And my goodness, when I saw the full clip for the first time, I teared up. This one just touches my heart in a very special way.”
The storyline of the leading characters’ relationship begins in what appears to be their high school days, back in 1962. As they age and start a family together, they face the struggles that they vowed to support each other through including paying the bills and falling ill. The ending of the video pulls at the heartstrings as the wife of the elderly couple, played by Barrett, is lying in a hospital bed when her husband, played by Foehner, comes in to comfort her with a soft kiss on the head and flowers.
Co-written by Barrett alongside Jon Nite and Ross Copperman, “Pick Me Up” is featured on the American Idol alum’s record-breaking debut album, Goldmine. Foehner, also an Idol alum, has made cameos in several other music videos for tracks off her album including “Footprints On The Moon” and “The Good Ones.”
“I wrote ‘Pick Me Up’ with Ross [Copperman] and Jon [Nite]. I didn’t really have a song in my repertoire that was laid-back Country – a riding down the back roads while listening to George Strait-type of song,” Barrett shared. “I had to pay homage to George Strait because I feel like I’m being adopted into the Texas family with my husband being from Texas.”
“You and Jesus can fix my soul,” she sings, “So pick me up, get me lost way out / Down a back two-lane / Little George Strait way on up / Get me outta my head and outta this town / And tell me no matter what / You’ll be by my side / Everything gonna be alright / Make the world go black, how you do me like that / When I climb up in your truck / Just pick me up.”
Since finishing in third place on Season 16 of Idol, Barrett has been rising up the charts and stealing the hearts of country music fans. Barrett “couldn’t be more excited” to hit the road soon as a special guest on fellow hit-maker, Jason Aldean’s Rock N’ Roll Cowboy Tour, which will also feature John Morgan and Dee Jay Silver.
Kicking off in Scranton, Pennsylvania on July 15th, Aldean’s tour will visit 34 cities all over the country this summer before wrapping up on October 29 at iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida.