Album: This is Country Music

"This Is Country Music" is a 2011 album by the American nation vocalist and songwriter Brad Paisley. As his eighth studio album, it was released on May 23, 2011, through Arista Nashville. Known for his elaborate guitar-playing chops, humor, and storytelling, Paisley delivers a blend of traditional c and w and modern-day touches that make this album a true representation of the category.

Title track and themes
The album's title track, "This Is Country Music", sets the tone for the whole record, catching the heart and soul of the c and w category. Throughout the album, Paisley discuss styles like love, heartbreak, patriotism, and effort-- all staples of country music. Each tune on the album delivers universal emotions and stories that lots of country music fans can relate to.

Among the standout features of "This Is Country Music" is the variety of partnerships with other significant country music artists. The track "Old Alabama" includes a sample of "Mountain Music" from the popular country band Alabama and incorporates the band's members into the tune for a new take on their traditional tune. Likewise, "Remind Me", a duet with fellow country super star Carrie Underwood, showcases their excellent singing range and chemistry. Other partnerships on the album consist of "Keep On" with Dolly Parton's vocals and famous guitarist Don Rich, along with "Love Her Like She's Leavin'" with country music icon Don Henley from the Eagles.

Commercial success
"This Is Country Music" got widespread vital and commercial success upon its release. The album debuted at number two on the United States Billboard 200 and topped the United States Billboard Top Country Albums chart, offering over 153,000 copies in its first week. It was likewise a huge hit in other countries, such as Canada and Australia, reaching leading positions on their respective album charts. To date, "This Is Country Music" has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), representing sales of over one million copies.

Significant tracks
In addition to the title track, "This Is Country Music" features numerous other standout tracks. "Camouflage" is a fun, upbeat song, commemorating the love for the infamous pattern in the nation lifestyle. "A Man Don't Have to Die" checks out themes of faith and redemption, while "New Favorite Memory" is a sincere ballad that showcases Paisley's tender side.

"Working On a Tan" has a more contemporary nation feel, with its lighthearted lyrics and catchy melody. Another fan preferred, "One of Those Lives", delivers a crucial message about perspective and thankfulness in times of challenge. The album's closing track, "Life's Railway to Heaven", is a slowed-down, gospel-inspired tune featuring Marty Stuart, Sheryl Crow, and Carl Jackson, offering a fitting end to the album.

"This Is Country Music" stands as a testament to Brad Paisley's ability to deliver genuine and heartfelt country tunes while remaining real to the genre's roots. Blending conventional components with contemporary style, the album interest both longtime c and w fans and newbies alike. With its remarkable partnerships, chart-topping success, and unforgettable tracks, "This Is Country Music" is a must-listen for anybody thinking about understanding the heart of country music.

Artist: Brad Paisley

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