Time Well Wasted (2005)
|Artist: Brad Paisley|
|Time Well Wasted reunites Brad with producer Frank Rogers for a 16-track collection sporting 10 selections from Paisley's pen, including the first single, "Alcohol," the fastest rising chart single of his career.|
Multiple guest stars appear on the album, including Alan Jackson, who duets on the Guy Clark/Darrell Scott tune, "Out in the Parkin' Lot," Dolly Parton (featured on "When I Get Where I'm Going") and a re-appearance by The Kung Pao Buckaroos (Bill Anderson, Little Jimmy Dickens and George Jones) along with James Burton and Parton.
"TIME WELL WASTED - the reason I chose this as the title of the album is it's just the epitome of the whole album. I hope somebody will put this in their car and spend as much time as they can listening beginning to end. It should feel like a live show - the progression and almost like a life journey. When they are done listening, there would be nothing more I would wish for someone than to feel like it was 'time well wasted,'" says Paisley.
Since his debut in 1999, 5-time CMA award winner Paisley has established himself as one of country's finest entertainers. He has celebrated 6 million career units sold of his three-album catalog, Who Needs Pictures, Part II and Mud on the Tires. Mud on the Tires debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and #8 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. It is now certified double platinum.
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Personnel: Brad Paisley (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar, Ferrington high string, baritone guitar, mandolin); Dolly Parton (vocals); Gary Hooker (electric guitar, electric 12-string guitar, background vocals); James Burton (electric guitar); Michael Johnson (steel guitar, dobro); Randel Currie (steel guitar); Jerry Douglas (dobro); Kendall Marcy (banjo, background vocals); Stuart Duncan (mandolin, fiddle); Bryan Sutton (mandolin); Justin Williamson (fiddle); Jim "Moose" Brown (piano, Hammond b-3 organ, keyboards, background vocals); Bernie Herms (piano); Gordon Mote (keyboards); Eric Darken (vibraphone, percussion); Kevin Grantt (double bass, bass guitar, background vocals); Kenny Lewis (bass guitar, background vocals); Bobby Terry (bass guitar); Ben Sesar (drums); Wes Hightower (background vocals).|
|Brad Paisley's music is an interesting amalgam of country sub-genres, a paradigm all its own. He melds straightforward, pop-friendly New Country with clever, somewhat Lyle Lovett-like songwriting and the occasional flutter of Joe Maphis/Jimmy Bryant-style guitar virtuosity. Surprisingly or not, this country combo platter made Paisley a star, and TIME WELL WASTED continues in the aforementioned vein. While there are some fairly mainstream moments here that wouldn't ruffle the feathers of, say, the average Kenny Chesney fan, WASTED boasts plenty of smart, sassy tunes brimming with lyrical witticisms worthy of Tom T. Hall or Shel Silverstein. "Alcohol," for example, is a first-person narrative from the beverage's point of view, and in retrospect it's shocking that it took this long to get written. Guest shots from both Dolly Parton and Alan Jackson show that Paisley's work has earned respect from disparate corners of the country scene, a respect that's amply justified by TIME WELL WASTED.|
Producer: Chris Dubois; Frank Rogers
Asleep at the Wheel | Bob Wills | Buck Owens | Chet Atkins | Chris Hillman | Clint Black | Dwight Yoakam | George Strait | Jimmy Bryant | John Jorgenson | Merle Haggard | Patsy Montana | Randy Travis | Redd Volkaert | Ricky Skaggs | Shenandoah | T. Texas Tyler | The Mavericks | Vince Gill
Alan Jackson | Andy Griggs | Blake Shelton | Carolyn Dawn Johnson | Chris Cagle | Collin Raye | Daryle Singletary | Eric Church | Faith Hill | Gary Allan | George Strait | Joe Nichols | John Rich (Big & Rich) | Julianne Hough | Keith Urban | Kenny Chesney | Kevin Sharp | Pat Green | Phil Vassar | Randy Houser | Rascal Flatts | Rebecca Lynn Howard | Rodney Atkins | Sara Evans | The Band Perry | Tim McGraw | Trace Adkins | Travis Tritt | Ty Herndon
Associated Artists and Works
|Release Date : 08/16/2005|
|Original Release Date : 2005|
|Catalog ID : 82876696422|
|Label : Arista|
|Number of Discs : 1|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00828766964226|
- 3.5 out of 5 stars - "...[A] cowboy-hat guy that even city-slickers can love."
- "...[B]etween his penchant for comedy, honest romanticism, and fiery Fender Telecaster picking, Paisley's all about the joie shucks de vivre...." - Grade: A-
- 3 stars out of 5 - "One of the most potent new names listed among the heirs to George Jones and Merle Haggard, Paisely's guitar-playing alone borders on the sensational..."