Band Calls Police Lip Sync of Its Song 'Amazing'

Lady Antebellum sounds pleased with the job
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 22, 2018 11:38 AM CDT

An Ohio police department's entry in a lip sync challenge sweeping the nation has gotten rave reviews—including from the country music group whose song is featured, the AP reports. Middletown police Chief Rodney Muterspaw says he's "overwhelmed" by the response to a video his department created as part of a national lip sync challenge among police departments. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports that one fan of the video is the band Lady Antebellum, which tweeted that the police department's cover of its song "Need You Now" is "amazing."

Since its posting on Wednesday the video has been viewed more than 2 million times. Muterspaw says it took about an hour to shoot the video, which is focused on the theme of police donuts. Some officers were reluctant at first but everyone seemed to enjoy the experience: "If we brought out some smiles, then we did our job," says Muterspaw.

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