Brad Paisley: There's Room for All Kinds in Country Music

Brad Paisley says there’s a welcome mat at country music’s door.

Throughout his career, the star has always found balance between traditional country sounds and more progressive ones.

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In a new interview with CMT’s Cody Alan, Brad reveals all varieties of country music are welcome in Nashville.


“Country music’s always taken twists and turns,” Brad says exclusively. “I think there’s room [for everyone] .... If you play your cards right, they don’t typically kick you out of this town. Every now and then they’ll kick somebody out. You really gotta push it to get kicked out of Nashville.”

The “Last Time For Everything” singer has dreams his “unique take” on country music will keep him in Nashville for many years to come. And one beach-bum cowboy will be there, too.

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“I remember having a conversation with Kenny Chesney many years ago—we were doing a show together,” Brad goes on to say. “He said, ‘Man, I hope that someday we’re both pop-bellied old men on the Opry stage. Wouldn’t that be great?’ And I said, ‘That would be great.’ But if he doesn’t stop doing crunches, he’s going to ruin our dream.”

Brad’s new album Love and War is available now. 

Hear Cody’s full interview with Brad tonight (4/28) on CMT After MidNite.

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