"There are 500 bands covering John Fogerty songs tonight, but we're the only one doing it with John Fogerty."
That was was Brad Paisley comment last week at Tootsie's in Nashville, according to The Tennessean. Paisley, Fogerty, songwriter Bill Anderson and rapper/producer Timbaland. Paisley apparently rented out the top floor of the legendary Broadway honky-tonk last Sunday night (4/23) to play for more than 250 radio executives who were in town to see the debut what's being termed as "country music's first visual album," a song-by-song video counterpart to Paisley's Love And War. And well, unforgettable is an understatement!
The foursome performed songs from the new project, cross-genre collaborations, and of course, Fogerty classics. The legendary former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman swapped guitar solos with Paisley through "Green River," "Bad Moon Rising," "Born On The Bayou," "Fortunate Son" and "Proud Mary," to name a few. The group even covered audience requests.
Timbaland co-wrote and co-produced two songs on the new project, at least one of which was performed at the show. "The way we got this groove in the studio is that Tim's girlfriend and a bunch of other people started beating on a bunch of stuff and made this bluegrass beat and here we are," Paisley told the crowd of a cut called "Grey Goose Chase." "You thought we were crazy, didn't you?" he asked his hip-hop collaborator at one point. "No," the rapper responded. "I thought it was great!" Read more here. And check out some of the fun below.
3,632 Likes, 79 Comments - Timbo the King (@timbaland) on Instagram: "@bradpaisley #greygoose Grey Goose Chase #tennessee thank you for the invite..."
Only in #Nashville! ? @BradPaisley #JohnFogerty #LoveandWar @tootsiesnet
Watching history tonight! @BradPaisley and JohnFogerty! #loveandwar
Russ Penuell lives in Nashville with his girlfriend, three dogs and a lot of music.