Big Ben makes appearance in country music video
PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger helped the PovertyNeck Hillbillies, a local country band, shoot a music video for their new single "Mr. Right Now."
Hillbillies lead singer Chris Abbondanza and fiddle player Chris Higbee competed for the charms of a young woman during the video shoot on Tuesday.
"I wanted to be involved with the band because of their Pittsburgh roots," Roethlisberger said in a statement Tuesday. "But, more importantly, because they are hardworking and committed to succeeding on a higher level."
Roethlisberger repeatedly foils the musicians' attempts to catch the woman's attention at a barbecue they've thrown, said Brian Hutchinson, vice president of Rust Records, the Hillbillies' label.
"Good show, guys -- great party," Roethlisberger said to the mock-distraught Hillbillies as he walked away with the woman during filming of the video's final scene.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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