Brad Paisley Previews New Single, ‘River Bank’
Brad Paisley hasn’t revealed many details about his upcoming, still-untitled album, but he has given a few hints about the record’s debut single.
The West Virginia native released a teaser video, showing a bikini-clad woman loading a cooler, ice and an inner tube into the back of a pickup truck, followed by the words, “Get Ready for the River Bank.”
This is the second cryptic video Paisley has released within the last week. He also released another video that showed a bobble-head version of himself fishing alongside a woman, followed by the same words.
While the singer-songwriter has remained silent on the meaning of the videos, he did perform ‘River Bank,’ which he wrote with veteran tunesmith Kelley Lovelace, during Nashville’s annual Country Radio Seminar convention earlier this year. The single of ‘River Bank’ is now available for pre-order on Amazon, and Paisley will debut the song live at the ACM Awards on Sunday night (April 6).
The married father of two released his latest album, ‘Wheelhouse,’ in 2013. The 17-track album spawned four Top 40 singles, and also included the controversial tune, ‘Accidental Racist’ with LL Cool J.
“It’s the first record I’ve made that I don’t know what the reaction will be to some of these,” he confessed to The Boot. “I can pretty much always tell you, on any other record I’ve made, what someone is going to think of each song on there or at least what I hope they’ll think. When I did ‘Letter to Me,’ what people think of that song is what I’d thought they’d think of that song. It’s the same with ‘Mud on the Tires.’ I knew exactly what people would think of that song. I knew exactly what they would think of ‘Celebrity,’ that they would find that funny and relate to watching what goes on with celebrities in reality shows.”
Paisley recently wrapped up his Beat This Winter Tour, which began last year as the Beat This Summer trek. He has a series of shows scheduled in the spring and summer, including a performance at the inaugural Tree Town Music Festival on May 24 in Forest City, Iowa.
See all of his upcoming shows here.