February 19, 2008
With the follow up single to his thought provoking “Letter To Me”, Brad Paisley returns to the jocularity of another novelty song that has become his signature vantage point. It perpetuates the sentiment that while a woman can work to polish a man, deep down, he’s still a shallow guy who lacks any sense of culture. While it is meant in the spirit of fun, it typecasts men as hopeless rednecks. I predict that many men will object to such a narrow stamp being placed upon them. Then again, I am sure that many other men (and women) can relate to the playfulness of the song. I’m also amused that he would sing this song, since I suspect that Brad may be a bit too preppy to actually do half of the things that he claims is the natural makeup of “a guy.”
Being a fan of Brad Paisley, I am admittedly surprised that this is the song that was chosen to be his next radio release. While “I’m Still A Guy” would be a perfect song to create energy in a live show, it lacks the strength to be a viable radio single. Instead, it sounds more like a ditty rather than a substantive song.
Written by Brad Paisley, Kelley Lovelace & Lee Thomas Miller
Listen: I’m Still a Guy
Buy: I’m Still a Guy