Brad Paisley debuts at number one with "Play"
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Brad Paisley debuts at number one with "Play"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 – Brad Paisley will debut at number one on the country music charts when they are released by Billboard Thursday with "Play." The disc, which contains 11 instrumentals, sold 53,697 units and scores a Top 10 debut on the all-genre Billboard 200. Paisley's fourth consecutive non-seasonal disc to debut atop the country chart, the single, Start a Band, a duet with Keith Urban, is in the top 10.

Paisley also gets help from B.B. King, Steve Wariner, and the late Buck Owens, as well as the bonus track, Waitin' on a Woman, featuring Paisley with Andy Griffith as they were heard in the song's award-nominated music video.

Paisley took over the top slot from Toby Keith's "That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy." Paisley also may be hard pressed to remain int he slot next week because Taylor Swift released "Relentless" Tuesday.

Fans will enjoy a live treat from the album tonight, when in addition to joining Carrie Underwood as co-host of The 42nd Annual CMA Awards, Paisley will open the broadcast with Urban at 8 p.m. eastern on ABC.

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