Can This Country Singer Make You Buy Beer in Bottles, Not Cans?

Chase McDaniel pitches glass company O-I

When it comes to beverages, especially beer, country singer Chase McDaniel isn't exactly a can-do guy. Heck, dude's a bottle booster through and through.

He even recorded a toe-tappin' ditty to prove it, and that song serves as the centerpiece of a campaign from O-I Glass, which makes containers for AB InBev, Diageo, PepsiCo and others:

Chase McDaniel | Better in a Glass (Official Music Video)

"6 cold ones in a refrigerator,
One top to pop,
And save 5 for later,
Can't help but drink 'em like my dad—
It tastes better in a glass.

Same Haggard record,
Turns round the table,
New generation, same bottle label.
Ice cold and goes down fast—
It tastes better in a glass."

Maybe he could just pour the stuff into a glass? Nah, one step too many.

"We were looking for unconventional ways to reach consumers and ignite the emotional connections and memories that we have all with products packaged in glass," O-I marketing chief Arnaud Aujouannet tells Muse. "In this particular case, we were focusing on driving glass preference when purchasing one of the most prevalent alcoholic beverages in the U.S.—beer."

"Chase is an up-and-coming country artist with a a growing fanbase with over 96,000 monthly listeners on Spotify," Aujouannet continues. "He is passionate and authentic and believes in what he says, which closely aligns with O-I brand values."

VaynerMedia, an agency well versed in musical marketing through its DraftKings rap series, approached McDaniel about the O-I tie-in. The artist co-wrote the three-minute track with composer Jerry Alan Jacobs.

The goal is to broaden the brand's appeal by elevating O-I into the culture conversation while providing consumers with entertainment value, says Vayner music strategy chief Mike Boyd.

McDaniel posted the video on his TikTok, and O-I will engage other influencers to follow suit. Kroger stores nationwide will also feature "Better in a Glass" as part of an audio OOH campaign.

@chasemcdanielmusic Never seen a glass bottle I didn’t like. Music video for “Better in a Glass” coming soon. :) #newcountrymusic #betterinaglass #oipartner #countrymusicvideo ♬ original sound - Chase McDaniel

"We are hoping to target country music fans who enjoy drinking beer, but tend to choose cans over glass bottles," Aujouannet says. "We hope that highlighting the benefits of glass, specifically through a sentimental and nostalgic lens, will make this group more inclined to choose glass packaging."

Other recent musical brand fusions along similar lines include Travis Denning's C&W celebration of the Charles Schwab Challenge PGA tournament and Dodge trucks; Eva Lazarus' fem-tech tune-fest for Elvie; Kelis' cheesy outing with Kraft Singles; and Solange Knowles' sumptuous Louis XIII spaceshot.


Client: O-I Glass
Agency: VaynerMedia
Campaign: "Better In a Glass" 

Client: O-I Glass
Global Integrated Comms Sr Director: Marie-Laure Susset
Global Marketing Comms Leader: Christine Labardee
Content Strategist: Jess Baker

Agency: VaynerMedia
CEO: Gary Vaynerchuk
CCO: Rob Lenois
SVP: Lisa Harap
VP, Group Account Director: Matthew Schuierer
Senior Account Executive: Kelly Appelmann
Director, Project Management: Juliette Hashemi
Project Manager: Nathalie Fernandes
Creative Director: Lauren Bolger
Head of Music Strategy: Mike Boyd
Artist Engagement Coordinator: Tyler Walsh
Project Manager: Jamal Harris
SVP, Global Head of Partnerships & Growth: Peter Chun
Creative Platform Strategist: Brittney Diamond
Partnerships Associate: Shirley Wu
Director, Media: Nate Schoeffler
Associate Director, Investment Media: Kaily Groover
Manager, Media: Gianna Teodoro
VP, Strategy: Jason Chan

Production: Eva Nosidam 
Chief Production Officer Maya Brewster
Executive Producer Mat Hollis
Executive Producer Laura Shea
Senior Producer Dan Veet

Director/Editor: Logan Meis

Singer/Songwriter: Chase McDaniel
Composer/Songwriter: Jerry Alan Jacobs

David Gianatasio
David Gianatasio is managing editor at Clio Awards.

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