Brad Paisley’s Pickin’ On Alabama

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The classics never grow old. That's the case with superstar group Alabama's 1982 single "Mountain Music," especially when Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley mixes the song's melody into his current single, "Old Alabama."

"My next single has something that's really cool, I think, that we came up with when we were writing this new album," Brad mentioned to Buffalo, N.Y., radio station WYRK. "We were writing a song that mentions a few things and realized that the perfect bridge for the song is the bridge from 'Mountain Music.' And so I contacted [Alabama lead singer] Randy Owen and asked if he wanted to write it with us, and then got those guys back together. Instead of sampling a piece of 'Mountain Music,' I had those guys come in the studio and record it. It was one of the most mind-blowing experiences of my life."

Brad admits he was star-struck over recording with Alabama. "That's the biggest group in the history of country music!" he said.

Now, if only the group would bring a little "Mountain Music" to one of Brad's H2O II World Tour shows.

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