Brad Paisley, "American Saturday Night"

4.5

Brad Paisley has a gift for wrapping astute observations on American life and culture in tasty musical packages. The country artist does it again with this engaging third single and title track from his chart-topping "American Saturday Night" album. The song's melody is absolutely infectious, and its chorus is an open invitation to sing along. But it's the well-crafted verses, which celebrate the American melting pot, that make it a hit. "It's like we're all livin' in a big ol' cup/Just fire up the blender, mix it all up," Paisley sings. The artist delivers a revved-up performance that teems with personality and panache. Paisley has already scored 15 No. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, and this upbeat single looks sure to reach the summit next.-Deborah Evans Price