Friday, February 19, 2010

The MJ Show #36 (Brad Paisley)

'Twas about time that I did a special on a country artist. And of all of the current guys who're rocking the country world if I had to choose one guy to kick things off with, I guess it'd have to be Brad Paisley!
Not only is he a brilliant singer and songwriter but like another man whose music I love, he is also a KILLER guitar player.
Don't believe me...never heard of him...well, then let tonight's show open your eyes to one of the most incredible country music stars around.
So here we go...tonight I'm going to take you through the brilliant discography of BRAD PAISLEY!

Album #1 - Who Needs Pictures (1999)
He kicked things off with a hit album which had some brilliant singles, two of which even made it to the #1 spot on the Billboard Country Music Charts.
Here are some of the best songs from the album.

1st Song - Brad Paisley - Me Neither #TheMJshow


2nd Song - Brad Paisley - We Danced #TheMJshow


3rd Song - Brad Paisley - He Didn't Have To Be #TheMJshow


4th Song - Brad Paisley - I've Been Better #TheMJshow


Album #2 - Part II (2001)
This went on to be his second Platinum certified album and once again, it had some massive hits for him. Check out these songs...

5th Song - Brad Paisley - Two People Fell In Love #TheMJshow


6th Song - Brad Paisley - Wrapped Around #TheMJshow


This next song was a #1 song for him. Don't miss this one :) Heh.
The man is super funny. Why? Listen to this one and you'll see :)
7th Song - Brad Paisley - I'm Gonna Miss Her #TheMJshow


8th Song - Brad Paisley - Too Country #TheMJshow


Album #3 - Mud On The Tires (2003)
Possibly my favourite Brad Paisley album...and it is that just because of the incredible songs and guitar playing he's packed into this one.
Released in 2003, it produced four hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts: the Top Five hits "Celebrity", "Little Moments" and "Whiskey Lullaby", as well as the Number One title track. The album itself has been certified 2× Multi-Platinum by the RIAA, while "Whiskey Lullaby" and the title-track have been certified as gold singles.

9th Song - Brad Paisley - Mud On The Tires #TheMJshow


10th Song - Brad Paisley - Celebrity #TheMJshow


LOVE this next song. Beautiful lyrics!
11th Song - Brad Paisley - Ain't Nothin' Like #TheMJshow


Of all the songs on this album though, the next one here, is my favourite. You can't help but smile when you hear this.
If you're in love...you'll love this a lot more. If you're not, you'll wish you were just to have...little moments like the ones he sings about.
12th Song - Brad Paisley - Little Moments #TheMJshow


I'm assuming the video here isn't the original one...but it's perfect!
No one writes sad songs like country singers. What a song!
13th Song - Brad Paisley - Somebody Knows You Now #TheMJshow


The incredible Alison Kraus joined Brad on this beautiful song. Stunning song!
The song reached a peak of #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, and #41 on the Billboard Hot 100. It won the Country Music Association's 2005 award for Song of the Year.
14th Song - Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss - Whiskey Lullaby #TheMJshow


Album #4 - Time Well Wasted (2005)
It was the Country Music Association's Album of the Year for 2006 and it produced the singles "Alcohol", "When I Get Where I'm Going", "The World", and "She's Everything". "Alcohol" was a #4 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, while the other three singles were all Number Ones.

15th Song -Brad Paisley - Alcohol #TheMJshow


The stunning Dolly Parton joins Brad on this beautiful song. Check it out...
16th Song - Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton - When I Get Where I'm Going #TheMJshow


Check out the lyrics on this one. Brilliant! One of my favourite songs on this album! This one's for my beautiful fiancée - Neha :)
"To the world you may be just another girl,
But to me, baby you are the world" :)
17th Song - Brad Paisley - The World #TheMJshow


Actually so is this one and the next one too :) I think this was one of the first songs I played for Neha :) It's because she loves making me wait...but listen to this song and you'll see why it's all right :)
18th Song - Brad Paisley - Waiting On A Woman #TheMJshow

Incidentally, all of the original videos for Brad's songs don't have embedding allowed which is why I've chosen to give you these versions of the songs.
I would however really recommend you see the original video of this song. It's incredible!

Okay, now this is just the perfect song for anyone in love :) Okay what the heck...this one also goes out for all you other guys. You can dedicate it to the girl you love :)
19th Song - Brad Paisley - She's Everything #TheMJshow

(Neha...this one was for you too ;)

Album #5 - Brad Paisley Christmas (2006)
His first album of Christmas music, it features a mix of traditional Christmas songs and newly-written songs. The track "Born on Christmas Day" was written by Paisley when he was thirteen years old, and the recording features elements from a recording Paisley made of the song in 1985.

Check out this next one. He does this in all his albums :)
He's got this skit kind of thing that goes on and it's super funny. Check it out...
20th Song - Brad Paisley - Kung Pao Buckaroo Holiday #TheMJshow

"The Kung Pao Buckaroos" are Bill Anderson, George Jones and "Little" Jimmy Dickens :)

21st Song - Brad Paisley - Born On Christmas Day


Album #6 - 5th Gear (2007)
Here's another platinum certified album by Brad. The album's first four singles — "Ticks", "Online", "Letter to Me", and "I'm Still a Guy" — all reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

This is one of my FAVOURITE fun country songs. Check it out!
22nd Song - Brad Paisley - Ticks #TheMJshow


The ultimate geek anthem is up next! :) Just see the lyrics on this one :) hahaha :D
And oh...I had to give you a live version of this song. Check it out!
23rd Song - Brad Paisley - Online #TheMJshow

And just in case you want to sing along...here's the studio version with lyrics.
Bonus Song - Brad Paisley - Online #TheMJshow


Another incredible song coming your way. Love the writing on this song.
Imagine writing a letter to yourself and sending it back in time to when you were 17. What would you say in it to the man/woman you were back then/
That's what this song talks about. Beautifully written. Absolutely beautiful!
24th Song - Brad Paisley - Letter To Me #TheMJshow


Another one of those interestingly funny songs that Brad's written. Man! How good is this guy!? :)
25th Song - Brad Paisley - I'm Still A Guy #TheMJshow


Another song to feature The Kung Pao Buckaroos! :) hehe :)
26th Song - Brad Paisley - Bigger Fish To Fry #TheMJshow


Album #7 - Play (2008)
The album is largely instrumental in nature, except for five vocal tracks. One of these tracks, "Start a Band" (a duet with Keith Urban), has been released as a single and has become Paisley's ninth consecutive Number One country hit, and his thirteenth overall.

27th Song - Brad Paisley & Keith Urban - Start A Band #TheMJshow


28th Song - Brad Paisley & Buck Owens - Come On In #TheMJshow


29th Song - Brad Paisley & Steve Wariner - More Than Just A Song #TheMJshow


Here's the best collaboration on the album. Brad with B.B.King!!!
Holy Crap!! You heard it right! B.B.King!!!
30th Song - Brad Paisley & B.B.King - Let The Good Times Roll #TheMJshow


Album #8 - American Saturday Night (2009)
The first single from this album, "Then," has become his fourteenth Number One on the Hot Country Songs chart.

31st Song - Brad Paisley - Then #TheMJshow


32nd Song - Brad Paisley - Water #TheMJshow


33rd Song - Brad Paisley - Everybody's Here #TheMJshow


The next song I have for you is Brad's favourite song on this album. I'm sure it's going to be just one of the many many hits that he's going to give us in the years to come!
34th Song - Brad Paisley - Welcome To The Future #TheMJshow


That about covers his discography till now. 8 brilliant albums.
But wait...I've got more for you.

You know how I love John Mayer :) Apparently, so does Brad!
They jammed together on a show called "CMT Crossroads" and I want to give you a song or two from there. Actually, I'm going to give you four!

First up, here are the two guitar heros doing one of Brad's songs. Love the way John sings this one. Absolutely brilliant!
Bonus Song - Brad Paisley & John Mayer - Little Moments


And now, check out John and Brad taking on one of my favourite Clapton songs.
Bonus Song - Brad Paisley & John Mayer - Old Love #TheMJshow


One of my favourite John Mayer blues ballads is coming up next. Check out Brad on this.
Bonus Song - John Mayer & Brad Paisley - Come Back To Bed #TheMJshow


This song, coming up next, is honestly in my opinion, the finest version of "Daughters" that I've ever heard...and it's all because of Brad Paisley.
Look at John standing beside him watching him sing. If I could read his mind I'd say he was probably thinking "Damn! This is how the song should be done!" :)
Bonus Song - John Mayer & Brad Paisley - Daughters #TheMJshow


And that my friends is all the show I have for you tonight :)
I hope that if you weren't a country music fan before this, you're willing to give it a shot now.
There's great music in every genre...and there's a LOT of great music in Country. :)

Right then...it's time for me to say...take care and have a nice day!

This is your Musicman Mihir, signing off!

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