Brad Paisley has built up quite the career for himself over the past couple decades. Throughout his time in the country music industry, he’s released hit after hit, including some collaborations that even he couldn’t wrap his mind around.
From hits like “Whiskey Lullaby” with Alison Krauss and “When I Get Where I’m Going,” which features Dolly Parton, Paisley has had the honor of working with some incredible artists that he’s admired since before he broke into the genre. It’s been those moments with his musical heroes that have continued to inspire him to create better music throughout his albums, and awed him of the community within the format.
“I have been very very lucky, to collaborate with my heroes. I didn’t keep my heroes at arm’s length. When I loved somebody in this town, I found very quickly that in country music when you walk up to them and say ‘I am someone who really respects you and I have a record deal, do you want to do something with me?’ they say ‘yes.’ It quickly became, as you’ve seen evidence on TV and things, that, like, the friendships with Jimmy Dickens, and Bill Anderson, and George Jones, and Buck Owens and the list goes on and on, and Steve Wariner, Vince Gill. I didn’t just get to meet these guys, I to create with them over the years,” Paisley said.
Thinking about the memories and how they’ve impacted his life, Paisley reflects on that same notion within his current single, “Today.” The track is currently making its way up the country radio charts and fans can purchase it to add to their digital music collection now.