Brad Paisley

Homeward Bound: A Grammy Salute To The Songs Of Paul Simon At the Pantages Theatre, Wednesday, April 6, 2022

By Alyson Camus | April 8, 2022

“The songs of Paul Simon have not only “defined our times, but they’ve also defied time.”

How Are Doing The Musicians Who Were Supporting Trump?

By Alyson Camus | January 10, 2021

This is not about differences in political opinions anymore

Which Musicians Are Followed By The Upcoming Presidential Candidates?

By Alyson Camus | April 14, 2019

because we are whom we follow after all!


By Alyson Camus | January 23, 2018

Fall Out Boy at Amoeba and Cat Power at Zebulon? Good luck to get into these two gigs!

Country Music History – Essential Releases of 2009

By Steve Crawford | July 11, 2017

embracing technological innovations and, gulp, multi-culturalism

Country Music History – Essential Releases from 2000

By Steve Crawford | May 18, 2017

positively Ramones

Which Country Music Stars Endorse Trump?

By Alyson Camus | October 4, 2016

‘Trump Can Build A Bridge’

Oldies But Goldies: Brad Paisley Live At MSG, October 2009 And The Sensitive Cowboy

By Iman Lababedi | August 10, 2015

(I had been a huge Brad Paisley fan since seeing him open for Loretta Lynn at the Town Hall in 1999, that was a couple of months before his debut album was released. I clearly remember going to the Tower Records on West 4th Street to buy it the day it was released. But here I am, ten years later, and things have changed.

Oldies But Goldies: In Honor Of The Country Fest This Weekend, Here is My Review Of Brad Paisley And Dierks Bentley In 2009

By Iman Lababedi | June 26, 2015

Not only did I not get a press pass to the Farmsborough Country Music Festival this weekend on Randall’s Island, I didn’t get a courtesy “sorry, none left”. business as usual here at rock nyc. So to make up, here is my review of two of the three headliners some six years ago!

10 Songs: Friday, January 9th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | January 9, 2015

Perfect Storm – Brad Paisley – A big song off a big ham, this takes classic rock umph, 60s guitar and country twang and does not much with it… except get him to the top of the country charts – B-

US Top 10 Albums 9-13-14

By Iman Lababedi | September 4, 2014

Paisley is growing on me though I don’t expert that will last. Kem deserves the position though a ton more sales, and Wiz gives pot a bad name. He is Cheech and Chong without the sense of humor. So, yeah, this isn’t a thrilla and sales are bottoming out.

rock nyc Top 10 Songs week Of 9-1-14

By Iman Lababedi | September 3, 2014

River Bank” is much better than I thought it was, it isn’t “The Word” but it is pretty clever and catchy, most of the rest of this isn’t real songs: YOB and Lily Taylor specifically but also, how about Half Japanese? With Fair’s sing speak voice?It is not quite songs, is it?

10 Songs: Sunday, August 31st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | August 31, 2014

I’ve been consistently rough on Paisley. The first time I saw him, Brad’s first album had yet to be released and he was opening for Loretta Lynn at the Town Hall. I haunted Tower records waiting for that album to be released. This song puns prettily on the bank portion of the title – A-

10 Songs, Thursday August 21st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | August 21, 2014

Crushin’ It – Brad Paisley – Say what you want abut Brad, and I haven’t been a big fan in over a decade, he sure is his own person, this is another piece of extended funny plus guitar solo – B

10 Songs: Friday, August 8th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | August 8, 2014

Invitation to The Blues – Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell – It is hard to go wrong with this Roger Miller song, it is part of the pantheon and every one from Ray Price to Reba McIntyre have covered it, indeed this isn’t even Emmylou’s first trip to the rodeo. S stellar band really sells it – B+

Brad Paisley's "River Bank" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 11, 2014

What Paisley can do that Luke Bryant for one can’t is write catchy, original country songs and if Brad will never have the freshness of “Who Needs Pictures” or “Long Sermon” any more, he never phone sit in.