Fresh from the unveiling of Little Jimmy Dickens’ wax figure at the Grand Ole Opry Saturday night (Dec. 17), Brad Paisley is announcing the release of his eleventh studio album, Love and War, due to drop March 3.
Love and War, co-produced by Brad along with Luke Wooten, will feature Brad’s current single “Today,” as well as his collaboration with Demi Lovato, “Without a Fight. The album will reportedly contain many other collaborations, including songs with Mick Jagger, Timbaland and John Fogerty. Brad’s been dropping hints about the album over the past months via his Twitter account.
Fun fact for you @timbaland: Sequencing the album today, & spellcheck keeps changing (feat. Timbaland) to (feat. Tim Allen). I’m torn.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) December 12, 2016
How much y’all dare me to end the record with…”and Nationwide is on your side”.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) December 13, 2016
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) November 11, 2016
The “Crushin’ It” singer has been known for his collaborations. In the past he has teamed up with artists like Alabama on “Old Alabama,” Dolly Parton on “When I Get Where I’m Going,” Keith Urban on “Start a Band,” “Alison Krauss on “Whiskey Lullaby” and Carrie Underwood on “Remind Me,”
“Today,” about living in the moment and holding on to today’s memory of your love, is currently sitting in the Top 15 of the Billboard country airplay chart.
“And I don’t know about tomorrow / Right now the whole world is right / And the memory of a day like today / Can get you through the rest of your life,” sings Brad in the chorus. “And as the seasons change and time goes by / When your hair is gray and so is mine / I know for sure that you’re gonna be / Just as beautiful as you are to me / Today”
Brad wrapped his Life Amplified World Tour, which saw him criss-cross the US and Canada, on Oct. 1 in Las Vegas and recently announced a second leg of the tour kicking off on Feb. 1, 2017 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario with guests Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell.
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