Bob McDonnell and Garth Brooks in PSA promoting Virginia
Here's an unlikely pair: Gov. Bob McDonnell and country music legend Garth Brooks have teamed up on a public service announcement to promote...what else?...Virginia.
Brooks spent some time in Virginia last year to film "Unanswered Prayers," which aired on Lifetime and resulted in $2.8 million in spending in the state after McDonnell's administration used a $1.5 film grant to land the filming in the Old Dominion.
In the PSA, McDonnell (R) compliments the tourism and film industries for bringing jobs to the state, while Brooks praises Virginia's beautiful landscapes and people. "Even though I'm an Okie, I know why now, they still say, Virginia is for Lovers," Brooks says.
The PSA, filmed on the steps of the Virginia State Capitol, will run 935 times in January and February on PBS in four Virginia markets generating a potential 65 million impressions, according to the Virginia film office
Watch the PSA here.
| January 11, 2011; 9:20 AM ET
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