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5th Gear (2007)

Artist: Brad Paisley
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Format: CD
Sku: 207984697
UPC: 886973049020
UPC 14: 00886973049020
Release Date: 4/17/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. All I Wanted Was a Car ~ Brad Paisley
2. Ticks ~ Brad Paisley
3. Online ~ Brad Paisley
4. Letter To Me ~ Brad Paisley
5. I'm Still A Guy ~ Brad Paisley
6. Some Mistakes ~ Brad Paisley
7. It Did ~ Brad Paisley
8. Mr. Policeman ~ Brad Paisley
9. If Love Was a Plane ~ Brad Paisley
10. Oh Love ~ Brad Paisley
11. Better Than You ~ Brad Paisley
12. With You, Without You ~ Brad Paisley
13. Previously... ~ Brad Paisley
14. Bigger Fish To Fry - (featuring Little Jimmy Dickens/Vince Gill) ~ Brad Paisley
15. When We All Get To Heaven ~ Brad Paisley
16. Throttleneck ~ Brad Paisley
17. Waitin' on a Woman ~ Brad Paisley
18. [Untitled Track] ~ Brad Paisley
19. [Untitled Track] ~ Brad Paisley
For Brad Paisley, 5th Gear is more than a clever reference to the number of albums in his career. It also identifies the gear in which an engine is expressing the full extent of its capabilities and force. That's a good analogy for where Paisley is right now. The reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year and ACM Top Male Vocalist, Paisley has now scored ten #1 singles -- six consecutively -- with 5th Gear launching three in a row with "Ticks," "Online," and "Letter to Me."

Track Listing
1. All I Wanted Was a Car
2. Ticks
3. Online
4. Letter to Me
5. I'm Still a Guy
6. Some Mistakes
7. It Did
8. Mr. Policeman
9. If Love Was a Plane
10. Oh Love (feat. Carrie Underwood)
11. Better Than This
12. With You, Without You
13. Previously (feat. Kung Pao Buckaroos)
14. Bigger Fish to Fry (feat. Kung Pao Buckaroos)
15. When We All Get to Heaven
16. Throttleneck

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Justin Niebank.
Muze PNote Highlighted by the smash first single, "Ticks," a goofy-sexy ode to nudity al fresco, Brad Paisley's FIFTH GEAR maintains his string of albums neatly balanced between light pop-oriented material and more traditional country. The latter is best exemplified by the twangy guitar instrumental "Throttleneck," the reverent "When We All Get To Heaven," and the tuneful "Bigger Fish To Fry," featuring guest vocals by Vince Gill, Bill Anderson, and Little Jimmy Dickens.
Muze PNote Elsewhere, a lovely ballad duet with Carrie Underwood, "Oh Love," keeps an eye to Nashville's present as well as its past. As on most of Paisley's albums, the main lyrical topic, even more than the usual love songs, is what it means to be a man in contemporary America: "I'm Still A Guy" is perhaps the most obvious song on the topic, but the country rocker "Mr. Policeman," the wry character study "Online" (a song about Internet personas at odds with reality), and the surprisingly philosophical opener "All I Wanted Was A Car" flirt with the concept as well.

Producer: Frank Rogers

Engineer: Richard Barrow; Brian David Willis

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Carrie Underwood
Muze Guest Artist Whisperin' Bill Anderson
Muze Guest Artist Little Jimmy Dickens
Muze Guest Artist Vince Gill

Compilation Appearances

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Muze Music Compilations Now Country 5
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Muze Music Compilations AUTHENTIC [Vinyl Record]
Muze Music Compilations For God & Country
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Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Country 7
Muze Music Compilations Moonshine In The Trunk
Muze Music Compilations Country Hits Since The 80s:box Set Se
Muze Music Compilations Southbound
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits:decade 1
Muze Music Compilations Now That?s What I Call Acm Awards:50t
Muze Music Compilations Orthophonic Joy
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Country Vol 8
Muze Music Compilations Now Country 6
Muze Music Compilations Disney Pixar All Time Favorites
Muze Music Compilations Now Country Volume 3
Muze Music Compilations Now Country
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Associated Artists and Works

On, Pickin'
Pickin' On

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/08/2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2007
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 30490
Music Label Name Label : Arista
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886973049020

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.72)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Smart, low-profile Nashvillean Paisley's sixth album features not one but two songs about how adulthood beats adolescence."

Entertainment Weekly (p.71)
- "[T]he guy's a vivid nostalgist, and his duet with Carrie Underwood is a harmonic delight." -- Grade: B


Brad Paisley

After five albums -- the double-platinum fourth was crowned Album of the Year by the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music -- the West Virginia favorite son has established a fresh sound and a distinct creative path. Rooted in traditional country sounds, yet as modern as a hybrid vehicle, Brad Paisley's music draws on humor, sincerity, compassion, instrumental prowess and unique song topics to give him a style all his own.

"5th Gear is something you reach when you're on a long, good stretch and you're really rolling," Paisley says. "This album, and this time in my career, feels like that. We are pushing things further in every way -- musically, lyrically and in our concerts."

Indeed, by this point, the multi-threat guitarist, singer, songwriter and entertainer has placed himself among the leaders of his generation of country music stars. He's been nominated for a whopping 38 CMA Awards since 2000, the year he won the Horizon Award. In 2006, besides winning Album of the Year for Time Well Wasted, he also took his third Musical Event of the Year honor, this time for "When I Get Where I'm Going," his hit duet with Country Music Hall of Fame member Dolly Parton. His streak continued into 2007, when he won the prestigious Top Male Vocalist honor at the Academy of Country Music Awards and Male Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association.

In the end, Paisley figures he is indeed in 5th Gear now; he and his band are running at top speed and firing on all pistons, and he's honed his songwriting and his guitar-playing ability to where he's not afraid to push forward a little further.

"I think this album is really a candid snapshot of who I am and what me and my band can do," he says. "We challenged ourselves, and I'm really proud of what we've done."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Paisley,Brad
Product attributeLabel:   Arista Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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