Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley Country Music ArtistWith the release of his eighth album, American Saturday Night, Brad proves once again that he remains a master of his craft – or, more accurately, his crafts. To date, the album has launched three #1 singles with “Then,” “Welcome to the Future,” and the title track, which became the 16th #1 of his career – and his 12th consecutive chart-topper – making him second only to the great Sonny James as the solo country artist with the most consecutive #1 singles in chart history. “Then” became the fastest rising single of his career, spending three weeks at #1 and becoming a couples favorite, with fans adopting the ballad of love growing better over time as an “our song” unlike anything Brad has ever recorded. Indeed, his singing has never been more nuanced than in “Then,” or in “No,” an observation of life and prayer penned with “Whiskey Lullaby” writers Jon Randall and Country Music Hall-of-Famer Bill Anderson.

As much as Brad is the guy next door, a funny, fishing, easygoing sort, his prodigious talent, likeable personality, and strong work ethic have conspired to make him one of the genre’s brightest lights. He is known for bridging the gap between young audiences and country’s roots, uniting generations with the sheer joyful exuberance of his music, stage presence, and videos. With American Saturday Night, he offers what he says is “a record about our times. This is a record about my life and the times I’m living in and the times that my children are living in, and the love and loss and heartbreak and triumphs and everything in between.”

…Paisley’s true strength is his ability to marvel at everyday things — pop culture (American Saturday Night), technology (Welcome to the Future), fatherhood (Anything Like Me) or the many uses of water (Water) — and to make others share his fascination. Throw in a handful of extraordinary guitar licks, and there’s a lot worth marveling over.
— Brian Mansfield

Paisley is no one-hat wonder. As versatile an artist as Nashville has produced in years, the honey-drawling singer is equally adept at humorous, twangy rave-ups (“Catch All the Fish”) and honky-tonk putdowns (“The Pants”) as he is with sentimental storytelling (“No,” “Anything Like Me”). But nowhere does he sound better — or sadder — than on classic country weepers. “Oh Yeah, You’re Gone” could be about a lover who has simply left, or one who passed away
– Joe Heim