By Deborah Evans-Price
Filed under: Exclusive, Albums, Interviews, Country News
If Brad Paisley
had the ability to go back in time and play his new album, Wheelhouse
, for his 27-year-old self, he admits young Brad would have been surprised. "Not because he didn't like it, but he wouldn't have known what to think," the now 40-year-old country powerhouse tells the Boot. "This is not the kind of album I could have made back then."
With one listen to Wheelhouse,
it's obvious marriage, fatherhood and success have not made the West Virginia native at all complacent, but seem to have bred a restless creative spirit that has resulted in his most adventurous album. The 17-track collection is teeming with both the outrageous sense of humor and thoughtful insights that have marked his best work, yet in taking the reins as producer for the first time, he's made his most musically eclectic album ever.