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Darius Rucker teamed up with some of his best friends in country music to record his cover of “Straight to Hell” by Georgia rockers Drivin’ N’ Cryin’. Now, the Southern rock song has its own video, and it includes appearances by all the participants: Luke BryanJason Aldean and Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley.

The five-minute clip was directed by TK McKamy and transports the country stars back to prohibition in the 1920s. Charles is seen at the video’s start knocking on a door in an alley to gain access to a speakeasy to meet his friends. While Darius and Jason hang at the bar, Luke is in a back room playing poker and has a few tricks up his sleeve.

The country artists and real-life friends look to be having as much fun on the shoot as they do singing the song. The men closed the 2018 CMT Music Awards with a performance of “Straight to Hell” and ahead of the ceremony, Darius told Billboard he’s been wanting to record that track for years.

“I’d been meaning to cut that song ever since I came to Nashville,” he confessed. “It was one of those karma things where I was putting my album together and Charles Kelley calls me out of the blue, texts me, ‘I think you should cut it’ and I’m like, I’ve been thinking about cutting that song…the universe is telling me to cut it.”

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