Brad Paisley Tops Billboard’s Country Singles Chart With ‘Old Alabama’
This week Brad Paisley makes his 19th trip to the top of the Billboard country singles chart with his latest single, 'Old Alabama.' Written by Paisley, along with songwriters Chris DuBois and Dave Turnbull, the tune is something that took many creative twists before turning into the hit that it is today, paying tribute to the supergroup Alabama.
"It was a song that was a process to write," DuBois tells Taste of Country. "It took us a few years to come up with the concept of sampling mountain music and bring that into the song. Then, that's when it really came alive! We were trying to capture not just mountain music, but also that 'thing' that Alabama's music has, especially throughout the '80s. That's the musical vibe we were all working to capture while writing it."
This week, topping the charts is the cherry on top for Paisley, as his 'This Is Country Music' album hit stores Monday. Paisley kept the week busy by performing on ABC's 'Good Morning America' Tuesday morning, as well as on CBS's 'The Late Show With David Letterman' that same day. Then, today, Paisley and Alabama will perform 'Old Alabama' on ABC's 'The View.'
'This Is Country Music' is a 15-track album that was produced by Frank Rogers, with 12 tunes co-written by Paisley. His latest collection of songs features guest performances by Carrie Underwood (on the duet 'Remind Me'), Don Henley ('Love Her Like She’s Leavin''), Blake Shelton ('Don’t Drink the Water'), Marty Stuart, Sheryl Crow, and Carl Jackson ('Life’s Railway to Heaven') and Clint Eastwood (on the instrumental, 'Eastwood').
Watch the Brad Paisley 'Old Alabama' Video