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)."
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