Brad Paisley Takes Over the Charts With ‘Anything Like Me’
Brad Paisley's 'Anything Like Me' climbs to the top of both the Mediabase/Country Aircheck and Billboard country singles charts this week. The Zac Brown Band's 'As She's Walking Away' with Alan Jackson drops to No. 2, followed by The Band Perry's 'If I Die Young' at No. 3 on both charts.
Brad, who just picked up another award for the American Music Awards Favorite Male Country Artist, both worries and hopes that his oldest son Huck will grow up like he did, as his new chart-topper 'Anything Like Me' explains. "When you go and hear those words and think about, 'probably climb a tree too tall, ride his bike too fast,' it's things that we did," the entertainer says.
"I mean, 'end up every summer wearing something in a cast, probably throw a ball and break some glass,' who hasn't done that?" Brad continues. "And all those things are just things that I did and my co-writers did. And it's pretty true to life, you know, in terms of both ... all those things that I'm talking about that he does like 'probably stay out too late, drive his car too fast,' I kind of hope he does. Same with the 'throw a ball,' and you know, all of these are things that I'm equal parts a little bit scared of and hopeful that he actually also does them."
"He's really similar to me in that he has a lot of the characteristics that I had as a kid, at least my parents think so," Brad tells The Boot of his firstborn. "He's very focused, and he's the kind of kid that he's kind of quiet until he gets to know you, which is sort of me too. He's already showing some creativity, which I like and we really encourage that. I'm living proof of how good things can happen when you try to create new things. My whole life has been that. I haven't had much luck following necessarily the rules as I've had all my luck coming up with new ideas. And he seems to be doing that."
Brad wrapped up the last of his 2010 tour dates over the weekend, and he is looking forward to some time off over the holidays to spend with his family. After the first of the year, he'll ramp up for the next leg of his tour, which was renamed the H20 Frozen Over Tour. The trek, which features Darius Rucker and Jerrod Niemann, kicks off in Green Bay, Wisc., January 20. For the rest of Brad Paisley tour dates, check here.