This Is Country Music Album is by Brad Paisley, the American country music singer-songwriter. His eighth studio album was released on the 23rd of May 2011.
Twelve of the fifteen tracks were co-written by Brad Paisley, which focuses on love, loss, hope, and heartache. This Is Country Music album features collaborations with Alabama, the American country and Southern rock band, Don Henley, Sheryl Crow, Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood, which Brad Paisley duets with on the track ” Remind Me “. Track eleven, ” Eastwood “, features the whistling of American actor and director, Clint Eastwood.
Upon release, the album generally received positive reviews in the music press. Steve Leftridge reviewing for popmatters.com was impressed, writing ” When folks start calling you the greatest country artist of your generation, you’d better deliver. This Is Country Music does. ” Johnathan Keefe of slantmagazine.com thought the album wasn’t up to Brad Paisley’s usual standard. However, he did add that the album was ” still an interesting, ambitious project from a man who need not apologise for the things he does awfully well. ” Nick Barraclough, writing for BBC Music praised the singer, but was less impressed with the album saying ” Paisley’s at the top of his game – but he’s capable of better than this. ”
The title track, ” This Is Country Music “, was released on the 13th of December 2010. The song was written by Brad Paisley and Nashville based songwriter, Chris DuBois, who has written Hot Country Songs Chart Number Ones for the likes of Josh Turner, Chris Janson, Darius Rucker and Mark Wills.
The single became a successful release for Brad Paisley. In the United States, it peaked at number fifty-eight on the Billboard Hot 100. It reached number two on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart. On the Canadian Hot 100, the single reached number sixty-seven.
This Is Country Music album became a commercial success. In the United States, the album debuted and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200. Brad Paisley was kept off the top spot by Lady Gaga and her album, Born This Way.
Although he was denied a Number One on the Billboard 200, he did top the Top Country Albums Chart there. This Is Country Music album has been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ).
Outside of the United States, This Is Country Music album had mixed fortunes. In the United Kingdom, the album peaked at number eighty-six on the UK Albums Chart and two on the UK Country Albums.
In Australia, it peaked at twenty-six on the mainstream chart and two on the Australian Country Albums Chart. In Canada, it made number three, 100 in Ireland, three in Norway, forty-two in Sweden and forty-five in Switzerland.
About Brad Paisley
Brad Douglas Paisley was born on the 28th of October 1972, in Glen Dale, a city located in Marshall County, West Virginia, United States.
Brad Paisley was given his first guitar at the age of eight by his grandfather, who taught him to play. The first song he wrote when he was thirteen years old, ” Born on Christmas Day “, later featured on his album, Brad Paisley Christmas, which peaked at number two on the Billboard Top Holiday Albums Chart and forty-seven on the Billboard 200.
Brad Paisley released his debut album, Who Needs Pictures, on the 1st of June 1999. The album, which has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ), features four singles, all of which charted on the country music chart, two making number One.
To date, Brad Paisley’s Album releases are eleven studio and three compilations. He has also released forty-three singles.
As a multi-award-winning recording artist, Brad Paisley has won three Grammys, fourteen Academy of Country Music, two British Country Music Association, fifteen Country Music Association, two American Music, three American Country, two Nashville Songwriters Association International and one ASCAP ( American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers ) Country Music Award.
This Is Country Music Album Track Listing:
1. This Is Country Music
2. Old Alabama ( featuring Alabama )
3. A Man Don’t Have to Die
5. Remind Me ( featuring Carrie Underwood )
6. Working on a Tan
7. Love Her Like She’s Leavin’ ( featuring Don Henley )
8. One of Those Lives
10. Be the Lake
11. Eastwood ( featuring Clint Eastwood , William ” Huck ” Paisley and Jasper Paisley )
12. New Favorite Memory
13. Don’t Drink the Water ( featuring Blake Shelton )
14. I Do Now
15. Life’s Railway to Heaven ( featuring Marty Stuart, Sheryl Crow and Carl Jackson )