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CD Review: Brad Paisley – Moonshine In The Trunk

CD Review: Brad Paisley – Moonshine In The Trunk

I have the ho-hum
Monday blues today, and what a better way to lift my spirits than
some, Moonshine In The Trunk, by Brad Paisley! Enlisting a
series of famous celebrity friends such as Jeff Gordon, Ellen
Degeneres, Colt Ford, Carrie Underwood, and even NASA; Brad Paisley,
“leaked” the album and collaborated songs one by one to make you
feel good, and to make you laugh. The “leaked” songs seem to have
proved very creative on Brad’s part with this 15 song album. It’s a
song by song “cash-cow” stored away in the trunk for a rainy day.
Better than a swig of moonshine after one hell of a bad day, this
album will lift your spirits and keep you soaring to the moon long
after Me and Jesus, the 15th track, concludes.
Back in 2014, Brad
Paisley, released his debut album, Moonshine In The Trunk, with
theleaked”
help of his NASCAR friend, Jeff Gordon. Growing up in the south we
had “muscle cars” that ran moonshine from the backwoods stills to
communities and “dry counties” everywhere. That is until
prohibition regulated our “spirits” by tax and for transport.
Back in the day when a bored
out 35
4 was
the norm,
’69 Camaro’s Ford
Fairlane
s,
and 5.0 Mustangs:
when
Dukes of Hazard was on the t.v. screen and “Daisy Dukes” were
first incepted and accepted
across
all of America. It was the mischievous, “rebel way”; the
“southern way of life” that inspired
Moonshine
In The Trunk,
the fifth
tract on this album
. And
who better to represent and leak the song and album cover than
muscle
car,
NASCAR race
driver,
Jeff Gordon?
Crushin’
It,

the album’s first title track,
is
a wacky, fun filled song,
and
a SUPERHERO
CARTOOON
featuring his country music artist counterparts, and was entirely

drawn
and written by, Brad
Paisley,
himself.

Superheroes
crush
beer
cans
and weekend routines….
routines
and chores that never seem to get done.
But,
seems as if there’s always time to pop
a
top

on a cold
can
of

Bud Light to wash

away
all your worries
when
listening to your favorite country music artists and trying to relax.

A typical, beer drinking, lazy weekend kind of song that gets you in
the mood to do nothing but emptying that beer can and C
rushin’
It
to
mark
the
passing of

your weekend days
.
River
Bank,
the
second tract, was collaborated with, Colt Ford,
best
known for his

country music rap. Brad just felt Colt should be in on the recording;
the lyrics fit, so Brad sent them to Colt Ford and
the
upbeat
River Bank
is
the result.
With
another pull on the “cash cow”, “
it’s
the
soundtrack to a perfect Labor Day BBQ”, Brad says.
Perfect
Storm,
the
third track
, is
a love ballad about the
perfect
woman;
the right girl, the One. She’s everything all wrapped into one: she’s
the calm in the eye of the storm, but can rip you a new one if she
feels threatened. She’s the
Perfect
Storm:
a
vol
atile
force to be reckoned with, but
also
the
perfect woman; even with her temper tantrums that blow with the wind,
she’s perfect within the storm.
She’s
“sunshine mixed with a little hurricane…..she don’t just rain,
she pours. That girl right there is the

Perfect Storm”.
This
is, by far, my favorite song on this album!
High
Life,
featuring
Carrie Underwood is a cute, funny and upbeat song about an everyday
“bunch of low-lifes, livin’ the high life” with “money burnin’
a hole in the pockets of her holey jeans” when the family gets
several windfall cash settlements, only after living
their
entire lives

from paycheck to paycheck. It’s the fourth track on this album, and
another “cash cow” compilation of Brad’s wit and humor stashed in
the trunk for another rainy day.
Shattered
Glass
,
the sixth tract, is a love song written for Brad’s wife.
This
“cash cow”

was
“leaked”
to
Ellen Degeneres,
who
absolutely loves the song! The lyrics enable women to believe in
themselves e
ven
when their hearts are shattered and broken. It instills the belief
that every woman has the power within herself to make anything
happen.
In
an interview Brad said, ‘There’s two people I really wrote that
for;
one
of them exists and one of them is imaginary. The real one is my wife
[actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley]. I have so much respect for her
and what she does….
This
song is supposed to be a pep talk to any woman who has dreams she
wants to achieve, and thinks to herself
,
This
might not be something a woman like me can do.

Not true. Go do it,
the
sky’s the limit
!
It’s meant to be a total vote of confidence and love song in that
sense. It’s basically [saying]
I
believe in you!

And the fictional character I wrote it for is our daughter who does
not exist…What song would I write for my daughter? It would be this
exact song”-
Brad.
Shattered Glass
is another of my favorites from
Moonshine
In The Trunk.
American
Flag On The Moon
,
is another “cash cow” which set this album over the moon with the
help of NASA,
who
“leaked”
th
is
thirteenth tract out of fifteen.
Brad
said one night his son look
ed
up at the stars
and
the moon and said, “I think I can see the flag!”. “That’s the
perfect metaphor of metaphors right there”, said Brad in an
interview.
With
all of NASA’s eyes looking to the stars
and
at Mars
,
they
adopted the song as “their own”
and
no wonder; not only does it embrace the sense of wonder, but also
pride and accomplishment of American adventure in space travel.
.
Out of the mouth’s of babe’s come logic, and a song with a star date
all of it’s own!
Will
there be a
n
American flag on Mars some day……who knows
but,
American Flag On
The Moon,
definitely
shines bright on country music star, Brad Paisley these days!
Always
the comic, Brad Paisley was quoted, “Humor is the key to anything”,
and it shows in his
funny,
everyday happening,
parody-like
songs, chocked full of libations and good times! The “leaks” and
artist collaboration
s
definitely put this album above and beyond the “cash cow”
limelight, and over the moon status. It’s not always easy to “leak”
songs before they’re
publicly
released because you cut out
the middle man: the musicians, the songwriter’s, the producers; they
don’t get paid, so we have to be very careful how and when they’re
leaked
so we don’t ruin any
plans already made
.”-Brad
Paisley.
Moonshine In The
Trunk,
the album,
earns five out of five stars for its longevity on Billboard charts
since 2014 alone!
Now,
w
ill somebody please pass me
the moonshine and another round of Brad Paisley? Over and
out….Penney.
Cc:
Penney Holley
for
Country Music News International, August 29, 2016

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