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Brad Paisley takes sonic twist on new album, explains 'Accidental Racist'
Brad Paisley takes sonic twist on new album, explains 'Accidental Racist'

“For me it's no fun to be a predictable guy in music,” says Brad Paisley. Indeed, the country star delivers the unexpected with his ambitious new release “Wheelhouse” (Arista Nashville). The 17-track album is crammed with the sort of stuff you don't normally hear on a mainstream country recording. There are samples and sound effects. There are guest appearances from such diverse folks as rapper LL Cool J, and Monty Python and comedian Eric Idle. Paisley wore the producer's hat himself this time around, and used his road band in the studio. Sometimes funny and sometimes serious, “Wheelhouse” is a risk-taking release. Chief among those...

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