Story Behind the Song: Brad Paisley, ‘I’m Still a Guy’
In March of 2008, Brad Paisley released “I’m Still a Guy” as the fourth single from his 5th Gear album. The country star co-wrote the tune with Lee Thomas Miller, and following its release, the track continued Paisley’s streak of No. 1 singles that stretched back to 2005. “I’m Still a Guy” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at the end of May of 2008, becoming his seventh consecutive No. 1 single and 11th overall. The singer earned three additional consecutive No. 1s following “I’m Still a Guy.”
Below, Paisley explains the inspiration for the hit single.
I just wanted to capture this struggle a little bit between men and women in a playful way, which is “Why don’t you get a little cosmopolitan here and feminize up for me just a bit?” [Laughs]
We’re fighting that every step of the way, some of us guys, and ironically, in talking to the radio guys … they say the majority of the calls for it come from women, and I think the same thing happened with “I’m Gonna Miss Her.” These women want their men to hear it, and, by golly, that is the best way to get a man to hear something is to play it for their significant other. They’re gonna be forced to listen to it. It’s got that nudge-your-partner-with-your-elbow factor to it.
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