The Paisley Patterns

Brad Paisley Is at the Top of the Country Music World, writing songs and smoking cigars

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“You’re catching me at an interesting time,” he says. “I feel like I have to do something different but I don’t know what it is. I feel I can improve in a way I couldn’t have before. How do you satisfy yourself completely with what you have created? How do you dig down deep and find that? Because it takes digging. And you don’t stop until you’re pretty happy. It’s not going to be easy. There were prolific periods where I felt I could do no wrong but I don’t think I’m there now.
“I’m itching to do something that makes me stick my chest out as I hand you the CD. I do think it will be harder. But I want one this time where I’m going insane because it’s not out yet because I’m that excited about it. I’m not sure what form it will take. A clean slate is a good place to be. I don’t want to rehash what I’ve done before. Of course, every time I’ve tried to be completely different, it sounds like me in the end. We’ll see. I guess right now I’ve got one foot on the boat and one foot on the dock.”
Contributing editor Marshall Fine writes about movies and entertainment on his website,
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