Brad Paisley, This Is Country Music

<p>When an artist is bold enough to title a song "This Is Country Music," it better live up to it, and <a href="/artist/brad-paisley/339390">Paisley</a>'s latest single does just that. Paisley debuted this title track from his new album, due April 19, during the Country Music Assn. Awards in November and received a standing ovation. Penned by Paisley and frequent collaborator Chris DuBois, the lyrics capture a genre that often gives a voice to the hopes and concerns of the common man. The CMA's reigning entertainer of the year urges his listeners to "turn it up and sing along" as he sings a love song to his format. As an ace guitarist who turns in a heartfelt performance on "This Is Country Music," Paisley demonstrates why he has become the industry's torchbearer.</p>