Brad Paisley is a highly celebrated country music artist, that’s no argument. The artists has sold over 12 million albums, scooped up three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and two American Music Awards. He’s even earned country music’s crowning achievement, becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
The magic in Brad’s writing is often from hilarious inspiration where he says exactly what he thinks about human habits.
1. “Online”from: ‘5th Gear’ (2007)
This song has spot-on honesty and perception about the difference between reality vs your online persona:
“Online I live in Malibu / I posed for Calvin Klein, I’ve been in GQ,”
Then shares the reality of:
“In real life the only time I / Ever even been to L.A. / Was when I got the chance with the marching band / To play tuba in the Rose Parade.”
2. “Famous People” by From: ‘Mud on the Tires’ (2003)
Storyteller Brad Paisley lays out a story of a country guy named Kurt who meets a famous movie star that’s hanging around town…
“When you get back to Beverly Hills, you can tell all your buddies, you met one of the most famous people in the country.”
3. “It Never Woulda Worked Out Anyway” by From: ‘Who Needs Pictures’ (1999)
This song is all about a relationship problems for this cowboy.
“Even if I am responsible for scaring them away / And you’d really ought to thank me, I was doin’ you a favor / ‘Cause it never woulda worked out anyway.“