Mike Ryan was fortunate to borrow Brad Paisley's home studio in Nashville to record his sophomore album, 'Bad Reputation.'

"Brad was out of town while we were recording, which was the biggest reason why we got to use his studio in the first place, 'cause he was in the middle of recording a record too," he tells NashvilleGab. "He got back in one night as we were finishing up and treated us to dinner."

After Paisley returned home, Ryan stuck around to get some inspiration from the country megastar, who was working on his latest album, 'Moonshine in the Trunk,' at the time.

"We were surrounded by priceless equipment, guitars, amps, pedals, more amps, more guitars. It was incredible," Ryan says. "We actually got to go out there a couple of times to watch Brad and his band at work recording his newest album, 'Moonshine in the Trunk.'"

'Bad Reputation is available for download on Amazon and iTunes.