Brad Paisley Reveals “Hits” Tracks

The countdown is on for Brad Paisley. It’s 21 days until he co-hosts the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards. And it’s 12 days until the release of his two-disc Hits Alive album. The track list was unveiled Tuesday, and it includes 25 performances total — 21 different songs, some of them appearing in both studio and in-concert versions. And “Online” appears twice; it’s at the close of the studio disc and an “Online” reprise is the finale of the live disc. Read More

Brad Paisley: Two Discs, One Album

Years ago, Dolly Parton laughed off the interior decorator mantra “less is more.” “More is more!” she insisted. Apparently, Dolly’s “When I Get Where I’m Going” duet partner, Brad Paisley, is in complete agreement — at least when it comes to best-of albums. He’s planning to release his first greatest-hits package Nov. 2, and it’ll include two discs that knit a couple of ideas together. Hits Alive will have one CD of studio recordings and a second disc that features nothing but hits, all of them recorded live. Read More

Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum Lead GAC’s Flood Relief Effort

The stars came out in a big way, as did a number of companies and the American people when GAC presented Music City Keep On Playin’ — A Benefit For Flood Relief. Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Dierks Bentley were among the artists who delivered nearly 20 songs during Sunday’s three-hour live special from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The event raised more than $1.5 million on first airing, with more expected to come in during future telecasts. Music City Keep On Playin’ was the first national fundraiser organized to aid victims of a devastating flood that engulfed much of Nashville two weeks ago. In a scant 48 hours, the city took in over 13 inches of rain, more than the Middle Tennessee ground could absorb. The Cumberland River swelled over its banks, damaging some of the city’s landmarks, including the Grand Ole Opry House, LP Field, Bridgestone Arena and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Read More