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Stacy Burk grew up on a farm in Van Alstyne, TX, where his mother recognized her only child's talent and encouraged him to sing and play guitar. Stacy was always around horses. As a kid you never had to look farther than the pasture to find him. If he wasn’t out riding, he was tending to chores, being a kid and singing around the farm. "My mother joked and told me that if I didn’t quit singing she was going to enter me in a talent show. I didn’t quit singing so that's exactly what she did. She always supported me." At the age of 12, she entered him into his first talent show. Stacy sang Ronnie Milsap’s "Almost like a Song." They both knew music was his destiny.
Through a mutual friend Stacy reached out to Los Angeles based director, Dave West. Stacy was looking for a story or concept for a video for the song, "Til Your Boots are Dirty" and had seen two of West's short films ("Puddlejumper" & "The Do Over"). West came up with the idea of taking a ‘city boy’ to the country and over the course of the song he gets his ‘boots dirty’ and transforms into a ‘country boy.’ West and Burk polished the idea and then brainstormed on how to find a way to have the song and specifically the video to pop through an incredibly crowded landscape. They understood that going "viral" is not something you can really plan, but prepping yourself to be able to maximize social media is.
Through his multiple seasons working as a producer on Dancing with the Stars, West befriended Maksim Chmerkovskiy. One call to Maks explaining the story was all he needed to come onboard.
Stacy will join Take 2 Radio Music for a chat on Monday, Aug. 11th at 3pm eastern time!
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