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Paisley, Randy Owen, Mark Wills dish out new music

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 – Brad Paisley goes the instrumental route on many songs of his new CD, "Play." He also has a new single with Keith Urban, I>Start a Band. BB King and Steve Wariner also play on the disc.

Randy Owen is best known for fronting Alabama, but he goes out on his own on "One On One," a John Rich-produced disc on the Broken Bow label. Let's pretend We're Strangers for the Night was the first single. Label mate Megan Mullins sings with Owen on Holding Everything.

Mark Wills, who had several hits when he was on the Mercury label, is on a new label with "Familiar Strangers" (Tenacity). He had 8 top 10 hits for Mercury and none with his second label, Equity. He also never released an album for Equity. The Things We Forgot is the first single from the new project.

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