Written by Kelly Lovelace, Lee Thomas Miller, and Brad Paisley
A half-hearted attempt by Brad Paisley to meld his signature form of humor with the partying lyrics that make up most of the radio dial today, “Crushin’ It” sounds a bit more like “Slummin’ it.”
He can’t quite dumb himself down enough to do a pure party song, so he tries to squeeze as much real-life adult experience into the verses that lead up to a chorus that any barely legal country crooner could write. By trying to be both a party song and a Paisley song, it doesn’t quite work as either.
I’ve never been a huge Paisley fan, but his work was always genuinely him. That’s something he’s got to hold on to if he’s hoping to navigate the trends of the day. He’s got the talent and the fan base to do so. There’s really no need for him to chase after something that’s so much less than what’s kept him in the game for so long already.