Paisley grabs number one spot, do does Rascal Flatts
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Paisley grabs number one spot, do does Rascal Flatts

Monday, May 23, 2011 – Brad Paisley releases his ninth studio album, "This Is Country Music," today and learned that the album's second single, Old Alabama, hits number one on Billboard's country airplay chart.

Rascal Flatts also announced good news today. The trio's single, I Won't Let Go, made it to the top of the Mediabase Country Top 50 chart, making it their 13th career number 1 hit. The song, written by Steve Robson and Jason Sellers, is the second consecutive chart topper single from their current Big Machine Records album "Nothing Like This."

Paisley took over from Miranda Lambert's Heart Like Mine. Co-written by Paisley, Chris DuBois, Dave Turnbull and Randy Owen, Old Alabama features Alabama.

Before heading to New York this week to support his new album's release, Paisley stopped in Charlotte, N.C., over the weekend to world premiere the video for Old Alabama at the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. The video world premiered on multiple platforms, including SPEED, and on the HD video board at the Charlotte Motor Speedway before the start of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.

Fans can watch the video now at

Tomorrow Paisley, along with Alabama, will perform on ABC's "Good Morning America," and on CBS' "The Late Show with David Letterman." The next day, Paisley and Alabama will perform on "The View" on ABC.

This Is Country Music is a 15-track collection, with 12 co-written by Paisley, and produced by Frank Rogers. His first studio album since "American Saturday Night" (2009) includes guest performances by Carrie Underwood (the duet Remind Me), Don Henley (Love Her Like She's Leavin'), Blake Shelton (Don't Drink the Water), Marty Stuart, Sheryl Crow and Carl Jackson (Life's Railway to Heaven) and Clint Eastwood (the instrumental Eastwood).

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