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gave Paisley his muse
Country star reflects on childhood in song
KEEL/ The Tennessean
This is the first Father's Day where country singer
Brad Paisley will both give and receive.
"It's about time I got the tie," joked Paisley, 34, who will spend the day with
his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, 35, on their 85-acre farm with their son,
William Huckleberry, who was born Feb. 22.
"It's one of those holidays that you never think about actually celebrating yourself.
It's always more about going and buying your dad something, and then you realize you're a
But beyond the standard presents for pop on this first Father's Day for Paisley,
6-month-old William may have helped give his dad something else: his latest album, 5th
Gear, which hits streets Tuesday.
Paisley said his impending fatherhood caused him to reflect on his own years growing up
while writing songs for the new record.
This nostalgia shows through in songs like "Letter to Me," in which Paisley
talks to his 17-year-old self, and "All I Wanted Was a Car," which depicts his
teen-age longing for a set of wheels.
"When I wrote ('Letter to Me'), we didn't know what we were having, but I'm sitting
there in January writing this by myself and thinking about" having a child, he said.
"As his father, you instantly see yourself in this kid. Every mistake the kid makes,
I'm probably going to be like, 'Yeah, I remember that. I remember touching the stove.'
Now that he's a father, Paisley said, he does things for different reasons, even if
they're the same things he's been doing since launching a recording career in 1999. As he
promotes his new album, he's not just supporting a new project but providing for his
"But more than that, you start to want to do really good work," he said.
"Whenever you have a child, you try to do that the best you can, even more so. At
least that's what I found."
So far, the baby hasn't slowed his career down a bit.
Despite four wake-ups on a recent night, Paisley, with no time for napping, completed a
two-hour satellite TV tour and still had a Grand Ole Opry segment to tape on his front
porch with Little Jimmy Dickens.
On Friday, he appeared on Good Morning America and was featured for an hour on Great
American Country's televised segment of Saturday's Opry. The Great American Country
concert special, Brad Paisley 5th Gear, premieres tonight at 7.
"It's a strange balance between a lot of different responsibilities," said
Paisley, clad in a brown T-shirt, jeans and square-toed black boots. Wearing his signature
white hat, the singer talked from what became a guesthouse in February when the family
completed work on a new home on their Williamson County farm. They moved in a week before
the baby arrived.
"I've got to make sure that a baby and a wife are happy, and I'm doing my part
there," Paisley said. "This is a busy time with launching an album. That's the
busiest time you have as a singer. I couldn't have a whole lot more going on."
Fatherhood is more rewarding than he expected, although he admits that the whole thing
wasn't his idea.
"This came about sort of with me going along with it, like, 'Sure, OK, we can have
kids if you want to. Are you sure?' and that sort of thing. You are drug along sort of by
your wife; you are along for the ride on this whole experience," Paisley said.
"You go to the hospital and the doctor tells you where to stand and you do whatever
he says and you hold her hand and then you drive home from there and you feel an immense
amount of responsibility and pressure, just in that drive home from Baptist (Hospital),
like the most important thing you've ever done at that moment is get in that car and make
sure you don't wreck on the way home."
He hits superstar status
Paisley pushed through this year as a true country music superstar, with dual nominations
as Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year. He's
also making some of country's most celebrated contemporary mus ic with hits such as
"Whiskey Lullaby," with Alison Krauss, and "When I Get Where I'm
Going," with Dolly Parton. He could be seen as a latter-day Vince Gill for his flashy
guitar work, impressive writing, heartfelt vocals, humor and love of the Opry.
In May, Paisley won Top Male Vocalist and Album of the Year at the ACM Awards, which came
on the heels of the two awards he won at November's CMA Awards, including Album of the
Year. Both album trophies were for his double-platinum Time Well Wasted.
In 2006, he had the fifth-highest-grossing country tour, with ticket sales of nearly $27
million, and also came in fifth in total attendance, playing to about 750,000 fans.
According to Billboard magazine, he had the No. 2 country song of the year with "The
Paisley, who was included in Billboard's five hot headliners in all genres to watch this
year, is in the midst of his 2007 Bonfires & Amplifiers Tour. Last weekend marked his
largest touring weekend ever as he played for more than 50,000 people in Indianapolis,
Buffalo and Boston. In 19 shows, he has performed for 250,000 fans.
"I would say that I am exactly where I hoped I'd be," Paisley said. "I
really wanted to get to this point and when I say this point, the point where you
are headlining shows, you are doing it your way."
His family stays at home
On the family front, Paisley compared his life to a traveling circus. His actress wife's
career is based in Los Angeles, so they've had to learn to do things in several places
that they would normally do in one. His wife and baby rarely accompany him on tour.
"That's by choice, both her choice and mine. It's just easier for me to do my work
out there and do what I need to do," he said. "And it's easier for her to be a
mom and do things and keep the baby on the schedule that they tell you you've got to
Paisley said he's lucky to have found a wife who understands the demands of his job.
"She is rational, she doesn't jump to conclusions, she isn't the jealous type in any
way," he said. "She doesn't demand anything out of me that I don't have, maybe
other than she would like me to listen better, and I'm not real good at that. But no guy
is, are they?
Because his wife is an actress she can be seen on ABC's According to Jim and
not a singer, there's no competition in the marriage. "There's never any of that
awkward, 'Oh, I just got asked to perform on Letterman.' " he said, dropping his
voice to a whisper. "I can run home excited that, 'We're going to do Letterman
again!' And she's not mad that she's not on Letterman that night and I'm not mad that
she's walking the red carpet."
Paisley said it helps that their stardoms exist in two separate worlds and cities.
"When we go out to L.A., I'm just me and there are people who say, 'There's her
husband.' It's great. They know who I am now, but they are not impressed out there,"
he said. "They couldn't care less. 'Country music? What? Get out of here
in Nashville, it's a different life for her, too."
Now that he has a marriage, baby and thriving career, Paisley wants to nurture everything
to keep it all growing.
"Your family grows and the people around you change and go through their
things," he said. "Then the career: I've got a lot left to say and a lot left to
do. There's always a bigger venue that you're hoping to play."
Brad Paisley CDs Here
TRISHA YEARWOOD, RHONDA VINCENT & ASHLEY MONROE ADDED TO PERFORMERS
LIST FOR THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC SPECIAL AWARDS CEREMONY ON JUNE 20TH IN NASHVILLE
MARTY STUART SET TO HOST EVENING; PORTER WAGGONER SET TO SPEAK ABOUT DOLLY
Nashville, TN On June 20th, the ACADEMY
OF COUNTRY MUSIC will honor DOLLY PARTON, DON WILLIAMS, HARLAN HOWARD, and WAYLON JENNINGS
with the prestigious Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award, BUCK OWENS will be honored with the Jim
Reeves International Award, and JACK LAMEIER will receive the Mae Boren Axton Award during
a special ceremony at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.
The celebration would not be complete without music! So to help honor these fine
entertainers, Trisha Yearwood, Rhonda Vincent and Ashley Monroe have been added to the
performance line-up. More artists will be announced in the coming days.
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC, an artist and industry-driven organization, exists to
produce a world-class network television awards show, and its associated events, to
provide the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of its
Charitable Fund. Academy of Country Music Charitable Fund promotes and supports music
education and humanitarian programs that transform the human spirit. Through its
charitable donations, the ACMCF works towards two main goals: encouraging Learning Through
Music and Healing Through Music. The Academy, which is comprised of more than 4,500
professional members and more than 40,000 associate members, was established in 1964 and
is headquartered in Encino, Calif.
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is produced for television by dick clark productions.
The show is executive produced by Allen Shapiro and R.A. Clark, produced by Barry Adelman
and directed by Louis J. Horvitz. The executive in charge of production is Bob Bardo, and
the executive in charge is Francis LaMaina.
For more information on the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS and the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY
MUSIC, please visit www.acmcountry.com. For more information on the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY
MUSIC CHARITABLE FUND, please visit www.acmcf.org.
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Clear Sky recording artist John Berry performed new music from his
upcoming studio album, Those Were the Days, for fans at his Fan Club party during the CMA
Music Festival. Berry also performed his signature songs from his Hits cd, re-released
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Toby Keith's New CD Release
By. As in, sung by, written by, released by, produced by...
That last one's new for me. The only reason I never produced an album by myself
before is I didn't have time. Why not? Because I'm opening record labels and restaurants,
working on movies and things like that. But I knew I was going to have to across the board
dive in if I wanted this album to be one of the best of my career. So I came in with guns
So a tremendous amount of thought, time and effort went into Big Dog Daddy.
Last year when we were finishing White Trash with Money, Tom Bukovac came in and played
guitar. I told him I had a couple things that were going to be really rock edged on the
next album, kind of a southern rock and blues thing. I asked him to take them from the
guitar side and think about grooves and rhythms -- help structure these things. So he and
I co-produced "Hit It" and "Big Dog Daddy," and I produced the rest by
I sang my own harmonies on this album and I'd never done that before. I'd let harmony
singers come in and do their thing. This time we'd get through laying down a song and the
engineer would play it back while I threw down a harmony track. Me singing with me.
"High Maintenance Woman" is one of them. "White Rose" and "Love
Me If You Can."
You get out what you put in. I've always been the hardest worker, and prided myself on
that. I may not be the biggest star around, but nobody will ever out work me. That's my
For the first time ever, I've made an album that I can listen to up and down and never go,
"Man, I wish I didn't let them do that." If I didn't like the way something
sounded, I fixed it.
There's a little piece on "White Rose" where the chorus says, "Now there's
plywood for glass where the windows all got smashed...there's a couple of cars half out of
the ground..." right in there you can hear the harmonies do a big swell. Well, when
they comp'ed it down somebody lost that. I was already hearing it in my head and loved it,
so I called back and told them to turn those harmonies up 25%. Ten years from now I'd have
been wondering why the producer let that go.
Those intricate pieces are scattered all through the album, and they're stamped with my
approval. We break it down as far as turning everything off but the steel guitar and
listening to the full three minutes of just that. When you've got 30 tracks it takes hours
to listen to one song that way. But we went in there, cleaning stuff up, taking out all
the unnecessary string noises and accidental pick sounds. All those decisions are my brand
on this album.
Every song on here means something to me and a lot of effort went into making sure there's
no letdown whatsoever. Dean Dillon and Scotty Emerick wrote a couple with me, I wrote one
with Bobby Pinson, whose music I've really gotten into lately. I picked up one from Fred
Eaglesmith that's been on my list for years and I'm glad to finally get on an album.
When Craig Wiseman came out to write a couple songs with me, he played "Love Me If
You Can." I asked him to leave it with me for a while, and he did. It grew on me
until finally not only did it get cut, it's going to be a single. That song is just me.
I get roped into these political arguments, but the truth is I don't see things right or
left, I see them right or wrong. If you put check boxes on the left and right for all the
big issues, my list will go back and forth all the way down. But all I have to do is
disagree with a hardcore, far left liberal on one thing and they just mark me down with
all the boxes on the right. And it's pretty much the same thing on the other side.
That song says exactly how I feel about myself in the world. I have to deal with other
celebrities assuming all my marks are in one column, and all it shows me is that most of
those people are very uneducated. For instance, Sean Penn was accepting a humanitarian
award from a freedom of speech organization recently and said Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly
and Toby Keith should be held accountable now that the Iraq war has gone astray. He's
lumping me in with these guys when my song clearly, word for word, indicated my support
for the invasion of Afghanistan.
Now the difference between me and Sean Penn is that I've talked to 50 generals. I doubt
he's even talked to one. I didn't support the war in Iraq and still don't, but I'm sure I
know more about it than he does. When he and Clooney get together and say we should go to
Africa and stop the genocide, I'll be the one over there performing for the troops when it
I'm not going to apologize for where I stand. I am who I am, and if that bothers people
it's okay. And if you agree with me, that's fine, too. I don't feel like I have anything
to prove. Not since 2000, anyway. My first seven years in the business I was fighting all
the time to prove myself. But I've answered those questions.
It's been a blur, the last 18 months. It really has. I looked up the other day and thought
about the 50 million airplays BMI honored me for a couple months back. I had no idea what
that means. There's no board, no big music ladder you can look at and say, well you
started out down here and you've gotten up this far. So I asked them, what does it mean?
They said it means Elton John, the Bee Gees, John Lennon. That put it in perspective.
All I'm really trying to do now is keep my plate creatively full. Staying creative is
important to me. I don't work 155 shows anymore. I don't work 100 or 80. I work 60 and
that's plenty. I can go out and tackle this acting world. The people who are in the know
are very comfortable with my first attempt. I just wrote the treatment for my next movie,
Beer for My Horses. Turned it in yesterday.
And I can take the time and put the energy into producing this album. It was time. White
Trash with Money was released on Show Dog, but it was still a 50-50 venture with
Universal. It was actually the last album off my old deal with DreamWorks-Universal. Other
than the soundtrack for Broken Bridges, this is the first studio album Show Dog has
released that it has 100% ownership of. To own these masters, you would have to buy my
record label. So it just seems right that it's sung by, written by and produced by. I
couldn't be happier with it.
Big Dog Daddy Here
Toby Keith talks about "High Maintenance
Woman" and the making of Big Dog Daddy in this exclusive
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Doc Wooten Performs Again on CBS
Los Angeles, CA, June 14, 2007 - Doc
Wooten, an indie artist, will return for his third invitation on the CBS
affiliate WREG in Memphis. Performing with his band, Doc will sing his single, "I'd
Die For You" which has been moving up the charts with great momentum. Now a top 40
tune on New Music Weekly, Doc's single will promote the upcoming Johnny Cash Benefit in
the late singer's hometown.
Appearing with the Mayor on the Good Morning Memphis show, details of the
upcoming event will be discussed. The two day event will raise funds to open a Johnny Cash
museum in his hometown of Dyess, Arkansas. Also performing for the event will be Mickey
Gilley and Mel McDaniel.
You may get more information about Wooten at www.docwooten.com
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Well the new links to order my book, All That I Am, I Think! are here now. You can order
the book through the links below.
The book is presently being printed, so it will be ready and in my hands VERY soon. The
prices include shipping so no worries about calculating anything like that. I will be
posting the cover photo of the book in a couple of days with the links. I do not have the
cover back from the publisher yet, but a couple of days and it will be ready to send out,
soon as I receive it.
Hopefully you will want to get one and I certainly hope you enjoy reading it.
Thanks to all my friends and fans for all your wonderful and warm support.
Hard cover: $23.99 shipping included Use
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Today's Country Music News Has Been Posted
"Come n' See Us...The World Does"
Country Music Hall Of Fame Member & Grand Ole Opry Star
- Charlie Louvin Chatting with Zeke Thomas At The June 2007 R.O.P.E Spectacular -
Skyla Spencer Returns to CMA Music Fest 2007
Spencer delighted fans for the fifth year in a row at the CMA Music Festival held June
7-11 in Nashville. It is an amazing time and I look forward to it every year.
Meeting the fans I have made over the years and making new ones is a thrill, and I
appreciate all the support of my devoted fans. It also gives me a chance to catch up with
my friends who are artists and musicians that have been on the road. Skyla made
appearances Thursday through Saturday at the exhibit hall, signing autographs at
Yall Magazine and Fan Clubhouse Booths. She also took the stage Thursday at the Full
Moon Saloon for a more intimate performance with Fan Club members and new fans.
Skyla was sponsored by Studio Fox Nashville make-up artist/owner, Sherlyn Fox.
For more information, MP3s, the You Said Youd Call Me album, print quality
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