As the country world awaits the June 9th release of Laura Bell Bundy’s latest album Another Piece of Me, her Big Machine Records debut, the actress, Broadway star and country singer has taken to social media to give fans insights into her world.
Laura Bell Bundy’s latest gift came this week with the debut of the video for the album’s first single, the bold and inspirational “I Am What I Am,” a song written by Caitlyn Smith, Gordie Sampson and Troy Verges.
The song is a beautiful lesson in accepting, embracing and loving who you are, faults and all.
Gorgeously shot, the video directed by Becky Fluke, finds Bundy primarily in the Swiss Alps singing the song while writing inspirational descriptive words (for example “clumsy,” “happy,” “silly,” and “passionate) on white cards which she later gives to Swiss villagers to pose with to describe who in turn they are.
So why was the video for the proud Kentuckian’s new video filmed in the Alps? Well, Bundy found out that she was performing at the Gstaad Country Music Festival in Switzerland and knew the video had to be shot where her favorite movie The Sound of Music was made.
“I was stoked,” Bundy says, “Filming in the same place Maria Von Trapp sang seemed like the perfect place to tell that story, a story about being okay with being yourself and feeling free. I want to send the message that being who you are is not only a beautiful courageous thing, it’s a necessary thing.”
Between the song and the video, it’s a wonderful message she’s sending and one I hope the world gets to hear.
Note: Make sure you watch the video through to the end for a true laugh out loud moment as Bundy shows off her tremendous comedic chops.
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Laura Bell Bundy – Another Piece of Me
1. “Love Me Like A Lady”
Written by Laura Bell Bundy, Jerry Flowers, Chris DeStefano
2. “Two Step (featuring Colt Ford)”
Written by Laura Bell Bundy, Andy Davis, Colt Ford, Lance Kotara, Adam McInnis, Bryan Ray
3. “Happy Yet”
Written by David Frasier, Craig Wiseman
4. “She Only Wants To Dance”
Written by Jerry Flowers, Ashley Gorley
5. “China And Wine”
Written by Laura Bell Bundy, Leah Crutchfield, Natalie Hemby
6. “Let’s Pretend We’re Married”
Written by Laura Bell Bundy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
7. “I Am What I Am”
Written by Caitlyn Smith, Gordie Sampson, Troy Verges
8. “That’s What Angels Do”
Written by Michael Dulaney, John Mabe, Jason Sellers
9. “Making Me Feel”
Written by Laura Bell Bundy, Patrick Davis, Jerry Flowers
10. “Kentucky Dirty” **
Written by busbee, Barry Dean, Laura Bell Bundy
11. “Give My Broken Heart A Break”*
Written by Laura Bell Bundy, Jay DeMarcus, Jason Sellers
12. “Maps Out The Window”*
Written by Sarah Buxton, Nathan Chapman, Blair Daly
13. “Missin’ Me Yet”
Written by Laura Bell Bundy, Derek George, Tim Owens
14. “Another Piece Of Me”
Written by Laura Bell Bundy, Kristian Bush, Blair Daly
15. “Wait Until The Sun Goes Down”
Written by Angelo Petraglia, Hillary Lindsey, Ashley Monroe
Author: Scott Colvin
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