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Brad Paisley’s ‘This Is Country Music’ Album Release Date Moves Up a Day to May 23

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Good news for Brad Paisley fans: The release date for ‘This Is Country Music’ has been bumped up a day, from May 24 to May 23.

That’s right, you’ll be able to get your hands on Mr. Paisley’s goods a little sooner, thanks to the fast success of the record before it has even debuted. The second single, ‘Old Alabama‘ (which features Alabama, of course), dropped in March, and it is doing quite well for itself already. The premiere single, ‘This Is Country Music,’ peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. country chart back in 2010, and the Alabama collaboration is following suit. Right now, the song is No. 10 on the U.S. country songs chart.

“‘This Is Country Music’ is track one. It sets the tone. And from then on, all the songs on the album fill certain slots and paint the rest of the picture,” Paisley tells Billboard about the inner-workings of the album. “It’s almost like that’s the opening credits, and then you have the rest of the movie to follow.”

In addition to country icons Alabama, Paisley’s musical mini-movie is home to featured artists Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Don Henley, Marty Stuart, Sheryl Crow, Carl Jackson and Clint Eastwood, who lent his whistling skills to the track ‘Eastwood.’

While May 23 is still just under a month away, big Paisley fanatics can rest easy tonight knowing they’ll have less of a crowd to fight at the record store. New album releases are traditionally on Tuesdays, but ‘This Is Country Music’ will hit shelves on a Monday.

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