Happy Father’s Day: Top 20 Country Songs About Dad

Becoming a father doesn’t necessarily take a lot of talent. But being a good dad – well, that is a tough undertaking. And just when Pop gets it figured out, the kid gets a little older and treats him differently. Or another one comes along and changes up the family dynamics. Parenthood is actually a [...] Read More

Brad Paisley’s “Anything” Is, Like, No. 1

When the Paisleys sit down to eat Thanksgiving dinner this week, Brad Paisley will certainly have plenty of reasons for gratitude — several, in fact, that are specifically related to the month of November. He released a new album, Hits Alive, Nov. 2, and the following week, he and Carrie Underwood did a bang-up job as hosts of the Country Music Association Awards, where he finally walked off with the CMA’s top prize, Entertainer of the Year. Sunday, he picked up an American Music Award, and now he’s also at No. 1 on two different country singles charts. Both Billboard and Country Aircheck have him listed at the top with “Anything Like Me,” a song from Hits Alive that reflects on his own youth and the future of his two boys, Huck and Jasper. Brad actually wrote and recorded “Anything” before Jasper’s arrival, but Huck’s inspiration — and Brad’s hopes and dreams for his son — were enough to connect the song to the audience at large. Read More

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