Love and War

Love and War

by Brad PaisleyBrad Paisley


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Reuniting with Luke Wooten, the co-producer of Moonshine in the Trunk, Brad Paisley essentially supercharges that 2014 album for 2017's Love and War. Paisley hauls out all his old tricks, singing about the love of country and family, heartbreak, and middle-aged melancholy, then adds a heavy dose of superstar power, contracting Timbaland for two cuts, bringing in both Mick Jagger and John Fogerty for duets, then tipping his hat to classic country by inviting Bill Anderson to sing "Dying to See Her." Johnny Cash makes an appearance, too, with Paisley adapting the late singer's poem "Gold All Over the Ground" into a song, a subtle moment in an album largely lacking in them. While there is some appeal in this bright blast of sound, especially when he's in party mode -- "One Beer Can" in particular recounts the aftermath of a raucous adolescent bash -- it can also seem vaguely desperate, as if he's still clutching a reality that's faded into the past. Sometimes, Paisley acknowledges his advancing years: "Last Time for Everything" admits everything must come to an end, while the novelty "selfie#theinternetisforever" -- a sweeter version of his earlier "Online" -- accidentally reveals a curmudgeonly streak within the singer/songwriter. Strikingly, his invited elder statesman sound looser than he does, with Fogerty tearing into the title track and Jagger savoring all the punch lines on "Drive of Shame."

Product Details

Release Date: 04/21/2017
Label: Arista
UPC: 0889853328727
catalogNumber: 533287
Rank: 43303

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brad Paisley   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Bill Anderson   Vocals
John Fogerty   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Mick Jagger   Rhythm Guitar,Tambourine,Vocal Harmony,Lead
Matt Clifford   Keyboards
Gordon Mote   Piano,Keyboards
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Kendall Marcy   Synthesizer,Banjo,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond B3
Timbaland   Percussion,Vocals
Angela Primm   Vocal Harmony
Kenny Lewis   Bass
Daniel Jones   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Wes Hightower   Vocal Harmony
Randle Currie   Pedal Steel Guitar
Justin Williamson   Fiddle
Ben Sesar   Drums
Gary Hooker   Electric Guitar
Jessi Alexander   Vocal Harmony
Hannah Dasher   Vocal Harmony
Brent Anderson   Acoustic Guitar
Gale Mayes   Vocal Harmony
Audrey Kate Geiger   Vocal Harmony
Baylor Wilson   Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Bill Anderson   Composer
Johnny Cash   Composer
John Fogerty   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Matt Clifford   Composer
Mike Ryan   Composer
Kendall Marcy   Executive Producer
Timbaland   Programming,Producer
Kenny Lewis   Composer
Kelley Lovelace   Composer
Jim Beavers   Composer
Tim Mosley   Composer
John Carter Cash   Producer
Robert Arthur   Composer
Brad Paisley   Composer,Producer
Luke Wooten   Producer
Lee Thomas Miller   Composer
Ashley Gorley   Composer
Chris Dubois   Composer
Hannah Dasher   Composer
Brent Anderson   Composer
Jared Gustadt   Composer
Smith Ahnquist   Composer
Matthew Berinato   Art Direction

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