Living loud: Local women appear in music video
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Click here to watch The Lost Trailers video "Country Folks (Livin' Loud)."
JANESVILLE Sometimes, a chance event can give you a new perspective on the world.
Usually, it's an event that takes you out of your comfort zone, introduces you to new people and ideas—a trip abroad or a semester in college away from your family.
For Megan Brock, 20, it was a trip to the suburbs of Milwaukee to be in a country music video with The Lost Trailers.
Late last summer, Brock and several other Janesville natives were picked to be in The Lost Trailers video, "Country Folks (Livin' Loud)."
The song reached No. 42 on the country music charts, and the CD it was on, "Holler Back," reached No. 5 on the country music album charts.
The video is now on County Music Today's Web site, cmt.com.
"I'm still totally stoked about it," said Brock. "I think, 'Oh my God, I made CMT.'"
The story started last summer at the Rock County 4-H Fair.
After playing Sunday night, The Lost Trailers went to eat at the Janesville Hooters.
There they spotted Hooters girl Courtney Crouse and asked her about being in their video. Crouse told her boss, Lisa Clowes, and she went over to check things out.
"They wanted a couple of blondes and a couple of brunettes," Clowes said.
They were also interested in Rachel Fashing, a Craig High School graduate who has appeared in the Hooters calendar, and Stephanie Gutowski, another Hooters girl who works in Janesville and goes to school at UW-Whitewater.
Clowes also showed them a photo of her daughter, Megan.
Megan works at Buffalo Wild Wings, and was recently promoted to trainer.
Since high school, she's spent a little time in school, a little time living away from home-but all within the confines of Janesville.
Listening to band members and the out-of-state, models talk about life in New York and Miami all the rest of the world-made her rethink the size of her own life.
"It was probably the best experience of my life," Brock said, "It was awesome to work with the band members. It was kind of living my dreams for a day."
She's always been interest in music entertainment but had written it off as an impossible dream.
Brock acknowledged experience in one country video won't necessarily lead to another. But "even if nothing comes of it," Brock said she really appreciated the opportunity and the boost it gave her.
Soon, her new position as trainer for Buffalo Wild Wings will give her the chance "to travel and see different things."
She can hardly wait.
WATCH THE VIDEO
To watch The Lost Trailers video "Country Folks (Livin' Loud)" go online to gazettextra.com/livinloud.