Dustin Lynch is riding four straight No. 1 singles and his new video for “Small Town Boy” is probably going to help him get another one up to the top of the charts.
Dustin premiered the video at Nissan Stadium in front of the massive CMA Fest crowd and it’s already surpassed a million views on YouTube.
That could be because of super hottie Australian actress Claire Holt Dustin took a liking to in the video. Things got pretty steamy on the beach behind the two of them!
Dustin Lynch set his usual look aside for the music video for his new single “Small Town Boy.” The singer says the clip is “as personal as you could get” about a man falling in love with a woman who could have any guy she wants — but chooses him.
“That was really my first video where I was without it,” the country crooner, 32, tells PEOPLE about ditching his wardrobe staples for the day — though he admits it’s pretty normal in his personal life. “I wear a cowboy hat [when I perform] but I either throw a baseball cap on or go without when I get off stage, so I’m pretty comfortable out of the spotlight without it.”
“We were looking for my love interest to take the video to the next level,” Lynch says about casting Holt, 29, for the shoot. “Through mutual friendships we connected, and I was shocked that she was so into the song and how big a country fan [she is].”
“We had a great connection,” he tells PEOPLE regarding their on-set chemistry. “We actually met on set and within five minutes we were filming and having to portray that connection on camera.”
While Holt got to experience her love for country music first-hand during the shoot she coined “romantic and beautiful,” Lynch learned a thing or two about acting just by being in her presence.
“Well, I blame her,” Lynch jokes about his acting skills. “She made it look easy. I was just following her lead, so hats off to her.”
Lynch gave fans a real treat during the nightly stadium concerts in Nashville during CMA Fest earlier this month, when he debuted the video for “Small Town Boy” on the big screens surrounding the stage just before his performance of the single.
Check it out, below!