Brad Paisley Says Country Music Divorces Will Make for Good Songs

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Brad Paisley performs onstage during the 50th Academy Of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on April 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. 

This recent streak of splits in country music isn't all bad, according to Brad Paisley. At least we'll get some good songs out of it. 

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The country star spoke about the outbreak of breakups that's plagued Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock, and Jake Owen and his wife Lacey with divorces this summer. 

"At first, Blake and Miranda got a divorce in our format, which is a big deal 'cause they are two of the biggest artists and it's, and that was, that was such a bummer," Paisley told Access Hollywood. "And then, Reba gets a divorce like right away, right after it. Now it's an outbreak!"

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But, Paisley pointed out, there's nothing worse than happy country songs. "It's better songwriting you know, there's nothing worse than 'Aw, I love you and everything's great.' It's better, like, 'You cheating, lying, no-good …' Yeah, those are the songs you want to hear in our format."

At least Paisley's marriage to his wife of 12 years Kimberly Williams-Paisley seems to be doing well, as the two recently renewed their wedding vows. 


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