June 29, 2009 — The first day of June marked 10 years since the release of Brad Paisley's first album, Who Needs Pictures. The last day of the month will see the release of his latest, American Saturday Night.
In the last decade, Brad's risen to the ranks of the top entertainers in the genre, mapping out a trail of awards victories with his singing, songwriting and guitar-playing. Still, he's never gotten quite as personal in the course of an album as he has with this one.
"There's been songs in albums before that were personal, but this album, it's how I feel," he says. "I feel like this album is finding my soul a little more than the others. You could subtitle it We Mean It. You know what I mean? We mean everything we do, but, you know, when you got 'Ticks' and 'Online,' and so I was like that on the last few records. It's like, 'Well, yeah, we mean it, we're havin' a good time, but you know, they're all in good fun.' This one is meant. I hope you have fun. I think you will, but we mean it."
Leading up to an all-American Saturday night — this Saturday is, after all, the Fourth of July — Brad will be featured on Thursday's edition of GAC's Headline Country, and he'll appear Friday on ABC's "Good Morning, America" concert series.