“Online” is the title of a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Brad Paisley. It was released in July 2007 as the second single from the album 5th Gear. The single is Brad’s ninth overall Number One single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, as well as his fifth consecutive Number One. In addition, the song’s music video won a Video of the Year award for Paisley at the 2007 Country Music Association awards. Paisley wrote this song with Kelley Lovelace and Chris DuBois.
The video is directed by actor Jason Alexander, who also plays the geek in the song; William Shatner and Estelle Harris play his parents. Patrick Warburton has a cameo as a car dealer, Matthew Perry has a cameo as a photographer, and Maureen McCormick is featured as the geek’s next door neighbor. The marching band from Brentwood High School in Brentwood, Tennessee (who also perform at the end of the album version) makes an appearance at the end, and country music artists Taylor Swift and Kellie Pickler appear as Paisley’s backup dancers. The concert portions of the video were shot at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington, during Brad Paisley’s tour, during which Swift and Pickler served as opening acts.
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