American Saturday Night is filled with the wit and honesty that has made Brad Paisley one of the brightest stars in country music today. He is one of the few authentic artists in Nashville who can play hell out of the Telecaster, write a great country song, and entertain. Paisley has successfully distinguished himself in the country music world while faithfully paying homage to the pioneers of the genre with every release.
The first single from the album, "Then," is a ballad certain to be played at weddings nationwide for years to come. Along with intimate songs about marriage and fatherhood, Paisley throws in some country-certified heartbreak and twang. Paisley's known for his ability to combine traditional country music with contemporary lyrics. From "Welcome to the Future": "I was on a video chat this morning with a company in Tokyo." Tracks such as "The Pants" and "Catch All the Fish" are packed with enough real steel guitar, Tele riffs, and country cadence to satisfy even hardened traditionalists.
Paisley proves with American Saturday Night that he fits alongside artists such George Strait or Alan Jackson. Achieving the rare combination of commercial success while hanging to country's roots is an increasingly rare accomplishment in today's pop-dominated Nashville. And for his everyman appeal, country music's golden boy was recently invited to entertain the Obamas at the White House.
Album title: American Saturday Night
Artist: Brad Paisley
Label: Arista Nashville
Songs: 1) American Saturday Night, 2) Everybody's Here, 3) Welcome to the Future, 4) Then, 5) Water, 6) She's Her Own Woman, 7) Welcome to the Future (Reprise), 8) Anything Like Me, 9) You Do the Math, 10) No, 11) Catch All the Fish, 12) Oh Yeah, You're Gone, 13) The Pants, 14) I Hope That's Me, 15) Untitled Bonus Track