The music video for Copperhead Road is a classic example of late 1980ss country music. The video follows Steve Earle as he wanders through a small town, observing the people and their lives. The video is set in a rural area and features imagery of farmland and small towns. The video also follows Earle as he visits a bar and interacts with the locals. The music video is set to the song’s instrumental, which is a mix of country, blues, and rock. The music video is designed to emphasize the song’s themes of the struggles of rural America and the importance of family. The video also features a brief montage of footage from the Vietnam War, further emphasizing the themes of the song.