Album review: Brad Paisley 'Wheelhouse'

Country singer/songwriter/guitarist Brad Paisley, 40, steps out of his “Southern Comfort Zone” on his latest album.
by Brandy McDonnell Modified: April 4, 2013 at 3:57 pm •  Published: April 5, 2013
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Charlie Daniels lends his distinctive voice to the play-by-play on “Karate,” and LL Cool J raps in earnest counterpoint to Paisley's smooth drawl on the thought-provoking “Accidental Racist.”

Even Paisley's tradition of including a hymn on his albums gets a makeover with “Those Crazy Christians.”

With “Wheelhouse,” due out Tuesday, Paisley's sound gets more of a pop and hip-hop infusion and considerably less overt traditional country influence, but as he declares in the closing anthem if “you've ruffled some feathers,” you're “Officially Alive.”

— Brandy McDonnell


by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more...
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