Paisley discloses songs on his "Wheelhouse"
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
– Brad Paisley confirmed the list of songs for his eighth regular studio album, "Wheelhouse," set for
release on Arista Nashville on Tuesday, April 9. The disc will contains 17 songs.
Beginning today, fans will be able to participate in an interactive reveal of the "Wheelhouse" and "Wheelhouse (Deluxe Version)" album covers at www.paisley.com. The layered reveal experience includes a fan mosaic, hidden icons that unlock special items, an exclusive making-of-the-album interview and information on how to enter a national sweepstakes.
Produced by Paisley, he wrote or co-wrote all of the complete songs featured on "Wheelhouse," including the lead hit, Southern Comfort Zone.
The songs are:
1. "Bon Voyage"
2. "Southern Comfort Zone" [Paisley/Chris DuBois/Kelley Lovelace]
3. "Beat This Summer" [Paisley/Chris DuBois/Luke Laird]
4. "Outstanding In Our Field" (Featuring Dierks Bentley and Roger Miller with Hunter Hayes on guitar) [Paisley/Mike Dean/Chris DuBois/Lee Thomas Miller/Roger Miller]
5. "Pressing On A Bruise" (Featuring Mat Kearney) [Paisley/Mat Kearney/Kelley Lovelace]
6. "I Can't Change The World" [Paisley/Chris DuBois/Kelley Lovelace]
7. "幽 女" [Paisley/Justin Williamson/Randle Currie]
8. "Karate" (Featuring Charlie Daniels) [Paisley/Chris DuBois/Kelley Lovelace]
9. "Death of a Married Man" (Featuring Eric Idle) [Paisley]
10. "Harvey Bodine" [Paisley/Chris DuBois/Kelley Lovelace]
11. "Tin Can On A String" [Paisley/Ashley Gorley/Kelley Lovelace]
12. "Death Of A Single Man" [Paisley/Kelley Lovelace/Lee Thomas Miller]
13. "The Mona Lisa" [Paisley/Chris DuBois]
14. "Accidental Racist" (Featuring LL Cool J) [Paisley/Lee Thomas Miller/LL Cool J]
15. "Runaway Train" [Paisley/Chris DuBois/Kelley Lovelace]
16. "Those Crazy Christians" [Paisley/Kelley Lovelace]
17. "Officially Alive" [Paisley]
Four additional tracks will be included on the "Wheelhouse (Deluxe Version)."
More news for Brad Paisley
CD reviews for Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley isn't content to keep doing the same old. In fact, this is probably the least traditional country outing in his career. Yet, a few things remain intact - great guitar playing and singing and a sense of humor without being too kitschy.
In fact, Paisley manages to combine the ultra serious with his typical sense of humor. The seriousness is never more apparent from Paisley than on the controversial Accidental Racist with LL Cool J, who helped write and perform it. »»»
Brad Paisley's new live hits CD is a bit of a tease. That's because it only goes half way in replicating the true live Paisley experience. Watching the accompanying concert videos at a Paisley show, whether the venue screen is showing Andy Griffith during Waitin' on a Woman or the montage of recently-deceased celebrities that accompanies When I Get Where I'm Going, reveal how Paisley simply must be seen to be fully enjoyed.
Nevertheless, Paisley in concert and captured on »»»
American Saturday Night
Brad Paisley has grown up on his eighth album. Yes, the West Virginian maintains a sense of humor, but apparently aging has left its mark on a maturing singer who has never forsaken his country roots. That is ever so apparent in songs like Anything Like Me and Oh Yeah, You're Gone. The former finds Paisley looking at the passage of time through his son's life in a tender, but not sappy look. On the latter, he's a five-year-old boy who doesn't get what he wants, which his grandfather notices. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Trampled by Turtles leads stellar night
The animals ruled, for the most part, led by Trampled by Turtles, in a superb trifecta of music long on musicianship and quality songs.
Trampled by Turtles, who headlined the sterling bill that also included Elephant Revival and Hurray for the Riff Raff (not animalistic unless the "riff raff" act that way), are going through some major sonic changes.... »»»
Concert Review: Goodnight, Texas gets on the map
Goodnight, Texas is a town with a small population - 28 according to the band's web site. So, if anything is going to put the unincorporated dot on the map, it may be the bi-coastal country band that stole the name.
Avi Vinocur, who dwells in San Francisco, and Patrick Dyer Wolf, of North Carolina, are the mainstays of the band with them... »»»
Country News Digest
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
Trampled By Turtles is an indie folk group, an alt.-country band or a bluegrass act - depending on how you choose to look at them. Perhaps it's best to view the outfit as the ultimate combo platter consisting of just about everything that's good about American music. They play wonderfully, yet they also write intelligent songs that draw everyone from Townes Van Zandt to Nirvana to Ralph Stanley. It's all good, and some (or all) of these influences can be spotted in most of Trampled By Turtles' enjoyable sounds.... »»»
If you move in alt.-country/Americana circles, you simply cannot get away from the name Parker Millsap. He's certainly one of the biggest buzz artists of 2014. Better still, his self-titled album lives up to all the hype. He's a smart songwriter and a passionate singer and is essential listening for anybody looking for high quality contemporary music. Millsap also creates music appealing to a wide variety of musical tastes. You can make a case that he's a country guy, but you can also hear a lot of blues and folk. And if you attempt to put a label on him, he'll quickly tear it right off.... »»»
What a difference a year can make. Last year, Sturgill Simpson was overly anxious about the arrival of his debut album, "High Top Mountain." This year, Simpson is simultaneously anticipating the birth of his debut child and his just-released sophomore album, "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music," and his mood couldn't be more relaxed and joyous.... »»»
Where It's At
Dustin Lynch is a throwback on his sophomore release thanks to the good-looking Tennessee native sporting a straw cowboy hat, Now that's something you don't see these days unless you happen to be King George Strait. Instead, the hat acts of yesteryear - the moniker, in reality, was a dig at those who were part of the same milk toast country sounds that were being put out in the '90s - traded them in for baseball caps. »»»
I Don't Dance
The cover of "I Don't Dance" features a glam shot of Lee Brice standing in a spotlight, looking more like a pop artist than a country singer. Listeners who prefer their country on the gritty side might be scared off by the pretty cover shot. The music matches the image: pop influenced mainstream country music, in the vein of contemporaries Jake Owen and Kip Moore. »»»
Angels Among Us Hymns & Gospel Favorites
The threads of faith and family are intrinsically woven throughout the fibers of country music, but the results of such albums are not always successful, with some records feeling dry and inspired while others take the bull by the horns and really engage the material. Alabama's latest offering, "Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites," falls into the latter category. »»»
NASHVILLE OUTLAWS: A Tribute To Motley Crue
If you're expecting down home, countrified versions of metal band Motley Crue songs from "Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue," you probably don't listen to a whole lot of mainstream "country" music. Most likely, this album's original conception was a rather crass attempt to capitalize on the large contingent of classic rock fans that also listen to and enjoy older rock's continuing influence on contemporary country music. »»»