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Eric Church uses Mansfield Reformatory for “Some Of It”

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Eric Church is a fan of the movie The Shawshank Redemption. The 1994 film used the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio as a backdrop and now Church is doing the same in his new music video for “Some Of It,” the latest single from his album Desperate Man.

The video features Church imprisoned for bootlegging music, but even the bars on his cell can’t stop him from making music. His daughter sneaks in a guitar and with the help from other inmates and guards his music continues.

“I got a call back in March from his production team that they were interested in the Reformatory,” said Dan Smith, associate director of the historic Ohio State Reformatory (OSR).

“He had a very busy production schedule due to being on his Double Down tour currently so it was tricky to find a day to make it work. Eric is a big fan of (The) Shawshank (Redemption), so that helped draw him into seeing if the facility could be used for the video.”

Church debuted the video before his record setting performance at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on Saturday night (May 25).

Check out the video below.

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