Brad Paisley is never afraid to speak his mind with an added pinch of sarcasm. His recent response to the sudden increase in rock artists crossing over into country was no different.
“I think you have no business being on a show with an act that’s not your format,” Paisley said sarcastically, according to Taste of Country.
Paisley is the latest artist to weigh in on the recent trend, which also caused fellow country singer Clay Walker to voice his disapproval. “I can’t stand to see outdated rock-and-rollers coming in to play country music,” he said. “That really pissed me off.”
The most notable name who is trying to make an impact in the country scene is Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, who is currently recording his first country album in Nashville. Paisley says he supports Tyler’s new project, and would be happy to see it gain success.
“It’d be fun to see Steven Tyler have success in this town. You know, how much fun would that be to hand him a CMA award for something?”
Paisley will be doing his own version of genre-crossing when he opens for the Rolling Stones during their show at Nashville’s LP Field on June 17.