Brad Paisley Goes Instrumental With New Album

Brad Paisley's new instrumental abum, Play hits stores September 2, 2008 and includes many other personnel including BB King and Keith Urban.

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Brad Paisley's new instrumental abum, Play hits stores September 2, 2008 and includes many other personnel including BB King and Keith Urban.

The track listing:

01. Huckleberry Jam 02. Turf's Up 03. Start A Band (Featuring Keith Urban) 04. Kim 05. Departure 06. Come On In (Featuring Buck Owens) 07. Playing With Fire 08. Kentucky Jelly 09. More Than Just This Song (Featuring Steve Wariner) 10. Les Is More 11. Pre-Cluster Cluster Pluck Prequel 12. Cluster Pluck 13. Cliffs Of Rock City 14. Let The Good Times Roll (Featuring B.B. King) 15. What A Friend We Have In Jesus

You won't hear a lot of Brad Paisley's voice on his next project, just his pickin'. The reigning CMA Male Vocalist has recorded an instrumental album, simply titled 'Play.'

"It will surprise people," Paisley tells the Charlotte Observer of the upcoming CD. "It's not all country. We do everything from jazz guitar to one that's very heavy metal."

Guests musicians on Paisley's 'Play' include Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, B.B. King and the late Buck Owens -- all personal heroes, all known for their impressive guitar playing. That's a virtue Paisley says is lacking in today's music world.

"There was a time when every band had a great player," he said. "I was watching VH1's 'I Love The '80s.' They've got the hair bands on there . . . There was so much guitar. These days, it's different. There's a lack. I'm doing my part, trying to play as many solos as possible."

'Play' is expected to be released in the fall. Though pegged an instrumental album, Paisley does report that he sings on a few songs.

Thanks for the info to The Boot.

21 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Gable_Brandon
    Yeah what he said! I'd like to see any of the guys in here basking this album to pick up a guitar and play Kentucky Jelly or Cluster Pluck or any of them hell.
    bcorkill
    man brad paisley is an AMAZING guitarist...plain and simple...and if you're bashing him or whatever get your amazing ass off this computer chair and pick up a guitar and send me a video of you playing some of his solos....seriously... bcorkill@hughes.net i know you wont play it as well as him...if you could you wouldn't be so closed minded as this.....any good musician knows music isn't one sided...just quit being so closed minded about music....IM A METAL FANATIC i ****in love it...i think it's got a way bigger ratio of musicality in it than most music but theres no way in hell i'm gonna sit here and bash brad paisley...jesus...just open your ears...and im pretty sure he could play anything he wanted he just prefers this cause of his background i guess...just like anyone else...oh and btw theres definitely NO heavy metal on the album lol it's pretty cool but nothin heavy..oh and jefffelker this was pretty much aimed at you incase you just couldn't figure it out
    brasuca6
    Paisley's got amazing chops and is a good songwriter, but
    "I was watching VH1's 'I Love The '80s.' They've got the hair bands on there . . . There was so much guitar. These days, it's different. There's a lack.
    No, no, no, no, no, no.
    nick_winch
    should be a great album especially since keith urban is playing with him. maybe keith should do some more instrumental songs, cuz man can he tear it up.
    eetfuk58 wrote: jefffelker40 wrote: haha nice. i hate country.
    then why did u read this article?
    Stratogibson
    Brad was right when he said there is a lack in the guitar playing these days...he is part of the lack. Anybody who thinks that the refined, recycled, and forced sound of 80's hair metal is good guitar playing, needs to listen to a better genre of rock.
    ErnieBall9s
    Metal to country? Well, the only one who could pull that off successfully is Paisley. The guy has chops that guitar players could only dream of and if you don't agree, you're lying to yourself.
    biga29
    jefffelker40 wrote: How many people that like metal like country?
    Me.....
    David_Bowie=GOD
    Not much of a country fan, to be honest I hate it, all I really listen to thats country is SRV and Cash. I do admit Brad is pretty good though. As long as I dont have to hear the dreaded country voice that all the singers use nowadays this might be a pretty good album. Mainly because of the guests. B.B
    jefffelker40
    chet atkins, brad paisley and vince gill aren't shit on the radio? the closest thing to country with talent is the late grate SRV and he mostly a blues player, not trying to put your music down, it's just not for me, i've never liked country and trust me i've heard more then enough from willie nelson to johnny cash to the outlaws and countless others.
    vabrownsfan89
    dude youre definitely not listening to the right country then. yea the shit on the radio doesnt really have much good guitar work, but guys like chet atkins, danny gatton, vince gill, and even brad paisley lay down some crazy shit thats extremely technical and a lot better than sweeps and tapping lines consantly
    eetfuk58
    jefffelker40 wrote: and thats why you basically only find chords to country songs, because they aren't precise and they don't really care if it sounds right.
    haha nice. i hate country.
    jefffelker40
    and thats why you basically only find chords to country songs, because they aren't precise and they don't really care if it sounds right.
    jefffelker40
    How many people that like metal like country? All his fans like country, how many country fans are going to listen to an instrumental album? Maybe I'm just being childish but I can not help the fact that I have and probably all ways will see country as an enemy of metal and an unworthy opponent.
    Jayok
    He's an unreal guitar player. With this being instrumental I think it will be awesome cus it won't just be country. Like said in the article. "Jazz to Metal"
    Hexagram
    I always hear how great of a guitarist he is yet I've never had enough initiative to listen to him. Hopefully this album really impresses a lot of people--including myself