EXCLUSIVE: Cam Literally Burns a House to the Ground in Stunning 'Burning House' Video
By Sophie Schillaci
Cam is going down in flames for love.
As the country singer-songwriter celebrates her first Gold-certified hit, "Burning House," ETonline exclusively debuts the stunning music video. Wearing a pure white dress, Cam makes her way through a house that is literally burning to the ground. Watch below.
Yes, those are definitely real flames! In fact, at one point during the two-day shoot, Cam's dress even caught on fire.
"It's been a crazy day," the songstress confessed in our behind-the-scenes sneak peek. "From puffy sleeves that got removed on the dress, to flaming cocktails bursting, and then lighting my dress on fire. ... I just did a walk up the stairs, and the carpet caught on fire. We're really lucky everything seems to be OK and it's going to turn out beautiful."
Thankfully, firefighters were on hand throughout the shoot to keep everything under control.
Cam also revealed the touching real-life story that inspired her heartfelt hit.
"I had a fella that I dated on-again, off-again in college and towards the end of the relationship, I wanted to kinda get out and I didn't do it very nice," she said. "I was gonna see him about a year or two later at a mutual friend's party and I thought, 'This is my chance to apologize.'
"I thought so much about how I was gonna put that apology before that party, that night before I went to bed with all that on my mind, I dreamt about this house," Cam continued. "It was on fire and all the rescue crews were out and they couldn't put out the fire. They were saying, 'He's in there but you can't go in there. The house is about to come down.' And, like the hero I am, I ran inside and he was in there.
"Instead of leaving and saving myself, I just laid down next to him and held him so he wouldn't have to die alone."
(OK -- now go re-watch that video and just try not to cry!)
"Burning House" was helmed by ACM Award-winning music video director Trey Fanjoy, who has frequently collaborated with Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and more.
What do you think of the "Burning House" video? Let us know in the comments below! And for even more behind the scenes goodies, check out the video below.