Brad Paisley’s sound has evolved from a more traditional country sound during 1990s to an eclectic blend of many genres. According to the country star himself, that change will be apparent on his upcoming eleventh studio album.
In an interview with Taste of Country Nights, Paisley revealed that he’s tapped some huge stars from pop, R&B and country for his next project.
“Mick Jagger has a song on there with me that is gonna flip you out,” Paisley revealed. “John Fogerty and I have been writing, and wait ’til you hear that. Timbaland, then Demi [Lovato].”
Lovato is featured on his new pop-oriented duet “Without A Fight,” which was released as a surprise to fans late last week. Producer Timbaland may seem like a strange choice for a collaborator, but he has also been working with Justin Timberlake on his long-awaited country project in recent months.
Paisley is following in the footsteps of artists like Keith Urban, who are eager to collaborate with artists outside the country music bubble.
“I wanted the collaborations on this record to be collaborations that took me outside of what you’d typically think and brought that other world into this,” the singer-songwriter says, “but it’s also very country.”
Will his big risk pay off? Fans will have to simply wait and see. There’s no official release date for his upcoming record, but Paisley said that he’s been working on the project for months. He also plans to give fans a preview of his new material during his Life Amplified Tour, which features support from Maddie & Tae and Tyler Farr and kicks off on May 1.