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Brad Paisley, “Letter to Me”

October 13, 2007 Kevin John Coyne 14

Putting aside the fact that Alanis Morissette did the same thing with a lot more flair nine years ago on “Unsent”, Brad Paisley’s put out one of the better singles of his career, a welcome

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2007 CMA Nominations

August 30, 2007 Kevin John Coyne 32

Entertainer Kenny Chesney Brad Paisley Rascal Flatts George Strait Keith Urban Who’s In: George Strait Who’s Out: Brooks & Dunn George Strait replaced Brooks & Dunn instead of Carrie Underwood, which was my prediction. This

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Brad Paisley, 5th Gear

July 1, 2007 Kevin John Coyne 6

Brad Paisley 5th Gear Brad Paisley’s fifth studio album has the daunting task of building on the momentum established by its predecessor, Time Well Wasted. Awarded both the CMA and ACM for Album of the

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Brad Paisley, “Online”

June 28, 2007 Kevin John Coyne 46

Brad Paisley, “Online” Why did so many of us in school look the other way when the cool kids were picking on the outcasts? Why did so many of us laugh along with them? For

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ACM Burning Questions, Answered

May 16, 2007 Kevin John Coyne 0

Before I started the live blog of last night’s ACM Awards, I listed a few burning questions. Here are the answers: Will Carrie Underwood pull a Dixie Chicks and go five for five tonight? I

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ACM Awards: 2007 Live Blog

May 15, 2007 Kevin John Coyne 12

ACM Winner Miranda Lambert (above) ACM LIVE BLOG 10:59: Just FYI:  Carrie won Video, so she went 3/5.   “Building Bridges” by B&D, Vince and Sheryl Crow won Collaboration. 10:57 Entertainer: Kenny Chesney, three in

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Brad Paisley, “Ticks”

March 9, 2007 Kevin John Coyne 62

Brad Paisley, “Ticks” Okay, good points first. He’s sounding more fully involved than usual, suggesting he’s finally maturing as a singer. He’s always sounded strangely detached to me on record, but he gets a few

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My CMA Picks

November 14, 2005 Kevin John Coyne 0

I’m not even going to try to handicap this year’s CMA Awards. It’s been years since I’ve been able to intuitively call these races. But I will be happy to share my preference for each

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