Hat tip, DBM. This is my favorite kind of music video—one that actually tells a story. As I’ve discussed before, music videos are probably a rarity in southern gospel largely because the subject matter doesn’t tend to lend itself to this kind of thing. When the Ball Brothers did a video for “It’s About the Cross,” I praised it, but they were hugely limited by what the song would let them do. Ultimately they didn’t do much more than walk around in suits and sing.
But a story-song like “She Still Remembers Jesus’ Name” is perfect, and this video complements it beautifully. The only way it could have been even better is if Ronnie and Jim had ditched the necklaces and buttoned up their shirts all the way like Michael (sorry guys—couldn’t resist, it’s a pet peeve of mine 🙂 ). Seriously though, you can just hear them: “No Michael, you can’t wear your tie in the scene where we’re going to visit the mom. You have to wear something different.” So he takes off his tie, puts on a somewhat more casual jacket, and unbuttons one, maybe two buttons. There he draws the line, bless his Baptist heart.
Look for a guest appearance by Phil Cross. I believe he was involved in making the video possible—thanks to him are in order.