Brad Paisley Is 11 for 11
Brad Paisley has scored his eleventh straight No. 1 single with 'Welcome to the Future.'
"This is a song that is my hopes and dreams, captured in three generations," Brad tells Sirius/XM radio. "You have my grandfather's generation mentioned in the second verse, which fought World War II. He went to the Philippines to fight the Japanese in some of the most horrific times. If you were to go back in time and tell him, 'Your grandson is going to play Japan on tour ... twice,' he would have thought you were out of your mind.
"Fast forward to my generation, our idea of fighting was fighting for a place in line to play Pac-Man. The greatest attraction in my hometown was the Pac-Man game at the Kroger," Brad continues. "And tell me one of these days I'm going to have a thing called an iPhone that has Pac-Man on it and I can play it any time I want!
"Then you've got my kids' generation, where you can explain to them that the President is black, and that's a remarkable thing. They're never going to understand, they're going to think 'Why is that a big deal?'"
'Welcome to the Future' was one of the last tracks Brad wrote for his latest project, 'American Saturday Night,' and the song he calls the "glue" that holds the album together. It follows these ten consecutive No. 1 Brad Paisley singles: 'Then,' 'Start a Band,' 'Waitin' on a Woman,' 'Ticks,' 'Online,' 'Letter to Me,' 'I'm Still a Guy,' 'The World,' 'She's Everything' and 'When I Get Where I'm Going.'