Here's another "Local Boy Done Good" story: Chowchilla native Shaun Silva took the director of the year honors at Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards, which celebrates the best videos in country music.
Silva's body of work had already made him one of country music's premiere directors (he's done videos for the likes of Rascal Flatts and Kenny Chesney), but this award cements that. It's his first win for this fan-voted award, though he'd been nominated previously, and his videos have won plenty of past CMT Awards.
His 2009 credits include: "Indian Summer" by Brooks & Dunn; "Out Last Night Out" and "I'm Alive" by Kenny Chesney; "Rain is a Good Thing" and "Do I" by Luke Bryan; "Here Comes Goodbye" and "Summer Nights" by Rascal Flatts; "Living For The Night" by George Strait; "Nightswimming/Joey" and "Keep You" by Sugarland. Outside of the country genre, he also did 3 Doors Down's "Let Me Be Myself,".
Here's "Indian Summer," which won duo video of the year as well, and was partially shot in Chowchilla: