“City of Music”: Brad Paisley shares a realistic glimpse into what it takes to make it as a country star

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If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to move to Nashville and chase dreams of country music stardom, Brad Paisley has the song for you. “City of Music” takes a peek into the day-to-day lives of two would-be country stars.

“Hit the ground runnin’ on Broadway / While she’s waiting on her dream to come true / Someone’s gotta tend the bars / Someone’s gotta sell the boots,” Brad sings in the first verse, referencing the many honky tonk venues and Western wear apparel stores in downtown Nashville.

Meanwhile, a young man is moving to Nashville from a different small town with the same big dreams. The pair of starry-eyed musicians meet when she sells him a pair of boots, and they quickly wind up on a Nashville-style date.

“They sat around singin’ George and Tammy / Woke up in a co-write,” Brad continues. “Maybe it’ll last forever, maybe only a week or two / Sometimes you write the songs and sometimes the songs write you…”

“City of Music” follows Brad’s recent collaboration with Jimmie Allen, “Freedom Was a Highway.” Brad and Jimmie are scheduled to hit the stage together for Good Morning America’s 2021 Summer Concert Series on July 5.

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