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Paisley, Church top releases

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 – Brad Paisley stretches out on "Wheelhouse," while Eric Church goes live with new releases today.

Paisley is out with 17 songs, including a few short tracks. He also has engendered some controversy with Accidental Racist, a song recorded and in part written with LL Cool J. Charlie Daniels and Dierks Bentley also help out Paisley, who delves into country, blues, Texas swing and more.

Eric Church's "Caught in the Act: Live" (Capitol Nashville), contains 17 songs on CD. The show was recorded in October at the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga, Tenn. Songs include Springsteen, Smoke a Little Smoke, How 'Bout You and Creepin'.

deadstring brothers release with their fifth disc, "Cannery Row" (Bloodshot). This is the band's first since vocalist Kurt Marschke moved to Music City. The group has a Stoneys eddge to their music.

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Wheelhouse CD review - Wheelhouse
Brad Paisley isn't content to keep doing the same old. In fact, this is probably the least traditional country outing in his career. Yet, a few things remain intact - great guitar playing and singing and a sense of humor without being too kitschy. In fact, Paisley manages to combine the ultra serious with his typical sense of humor. The seriousness is never more apparent from Paisley than on the controversial Accidental Racist with LL Cool J, who helped write and perform it. »»»
Hits Alive CD review - Hits Alive
Brad Paisley's new live hits CD is a bit of a tease. That's because it only goes half way in replicating the true live Paisley experience. Watching the accompanying concert videos at a Paisley show, whether the venue screen is showing Andy Griffith during Waitin' on a Woman or the montage of recently-deceased celebrities that accompanies When I Get Where I'm Going, reveal how Paisley simply must be seen to be fully enjoyed. Nevertheless, Paisley in concert and captured on »»»
American Saturday Night CD review - American Saturday Night
Brad Paisley has grown up on his eighth album. Yes, the West Virginian maintains a sense of humor, but apparently aging has left its mark on a maturing singer who has never forsaken his country roots. That is ever so apparent in songs like Anything Like Me and Oh Yeah, You're Gone. The former finds Paisley looking at the passage of time through his son's life in a tender, but not sappy look. On the latter, he's a five-year-old boy who doesn't get what he wants, which his grandfather notices. »»»