Country singer Brett Kissel keeps his mom close to his heart in the latest music video for “I Didn’t Fall In Love With Your Hair”.
“It’s a beautiful song that I’m very proud of,” the Alberta-born tells ET Canada. The Canadian artist reveals the video is inspired by his mom’s courageous battle with cancer.
“Close to 40 surgeries she’s had, since I was a kid,” he says. “This song talks a lot about her, her journey, but I think we were able to make it very relatable in general for all Canadians and all women around the world who’ve ever been through cancer or through a struggle.”
“The tough thing about the disease is… you’re always thinking as my mom goes to her yearly check-ups, you know ‘will this be the time?’ It’s something that will never leave you.”
Kissel says the proceeds of the music single will be going to the Canadian Cancer Society. This past year has been a breakout year both on-and-off the stage for the singer; snagging three Canadian Country Music Awards for his latest album “Pick Me Up”, while also welcoming his first child, Mila.
Check out this exclusive chat with the country star from the Toronto set of the video: