What is Country Music? Listen to [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Brad Paisley[/lastfm]‘s newest album (available now) and you will have your answer! Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, Grand Ole Opry member, singer, songwriter, guitarist, entertainer, three time GRAMMY winner, 14 CMA Awards, 14 ACM Awards, including five consecutive Male Vocalist awards, 18 #1 singles, 8 critically acclaimed studio albums, a tour (H2O World Tour 2010) playing to over 879,00 fans; we couldn’t make it any clearer – This Is Country Music!
This Is Country Music, a 15-track collection, with 12 co-written by Paisley, is his first studio album since 2009′s American Saturday Night and includes guest performances by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Carrie Underwood[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Don Henley[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Blake Shelton[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Marty Stuart[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sheryl Crow[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Carl Jackson[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Clint Eastwood[/lastfm].
Track Listing + Extras!
2. “Old Alabama” (featuring [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Alabama[/lastfm])
Watch the video for “Old Alabama” featuring NASCAR legends Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick and of course, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Alabama[/lastfm]!
3. “A Man Don’t Have To Die”
5. “Remind Me” (with Carrie Underwood)
6. “Working On A Tan”
7. “Love Her Like She’s Leavin’” (featuring Don Henley)
8. “One Of Those Lives”
Story behind the song: This is a song about a family dealing with their little boy’s cancer. Brad wrote the song with Kelley Lovelace and Lee Thomas Miller and he uses it as an opportunity to give a shout-out to Target House, a part of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.
“Target House is where a family winds up if they are told their child is going to require more than six weeks worth of treatment,” Brad tells The Boot. “Target House was built by Target as a place they can have the best situation a family could want, and that is they are together. The art room and the gym were both donated by my friend [ice skating champion] Scott Hamilton, who introduced me to this place. I donated the lodge, which is a hangout area in the center of the house where there’s a pool table and Guitar Hero, TVs and a fireplace. It’s just a place to hang out and play games. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Amy Grant[/lastfm] did the music room.”
10. “Be The Lake”
11. “Eastwood” (featuring Clint Eastwood)
A western flavor with a Clint Eastwood whistle!
12. “New Favorite Memory”
13. “Don’t Drink The Water” (featuring Blake Shelton)
14. “I Do Now”
15. “Life’s Railway To Heaven” (featuring Marty Stuart, Sheryl Crow and Carl Jackson)
Fun trivia: According to The Boot, this is the first song Brad Paisley ever sang in church at age 9.
Brad Paisley‘s 2011 tour, H2O II: Wetter & Wilder, will kick-off June 3 at the Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach! See more tour dates here!