2009 album from the Country superstar. A Grammy-winning instrumentalist and the reigning, three-time ACM and two-time CMA Male Vocalist winner with 13 career #1 singles to his credit, Paisley has amassed album sales in exc... more »ess of 10 million units, including his two times platinum 2005 ACM and CMA Album of the Year, Time Well Wasted. American Saturday Night features the hit single 'Then,' produced by Frank Rogers.« less
2009 album from the Country superstar. A Grammy-winning instrumentalist and the reigning, three-time ACM and two-time CMA Male Vocalist winner with 13 career #1 singles to his credit, Paisley has amassed album sales in excess of 10 million units, including his two times platinum 2005 ACM and CMA Album of the Year, Time Well Wasted. American Saturday Night features the hit single 'Then,' produced by Frank Rogers.
"Brad's new album is very solid, and it features a wide variety of great music. Brad co-wrote every song here, on what is probably his most personal CD ever. There is still a good amount of his classic light humor, but in general, the material here is a little bit more serious than some of his previous "Ticks" type songs -- although that isn't necessarily a bad thing at all. It starts out with a feel-good summer type song, "American Saturday Night", and ends with "Back To The Future" -- a short guitar laden instrumental song, which is similar to some of the music on his last album, 'Play'.
Scattered between are 13 other great songs, including Brad's #1 smash love song, "Then". "Welcome To The Future" is another gem, just waiting in line to become Brad's next #1 single. It's one of the best songs on the album, quite catchy, and has very strong lyrics that really make you think about how far we have come in such a short amount of time. The reprise (track #7) is also a very nice short little acoustic clip. "Water" is another fun catchy summer song, as is "Catch All the Fish", which has a real bluegrass feel to it - sort of in a way similar to one of his previous songs, "Mr. Policeman".
One of my personal favorites on the album is track #10, "No", which is an extremely powerful song. It's a nice traditional sounding tune, with steel guitars and simple laid back production. The song is very well written, and if you listen closely to the lyrics, it carries out a very important life lesson. Overall, I think this album has a little something for everyone, and I highly recommend it!!!!!"
A More Mature Paisley
C. Higginbotham | 06/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of those career changing albums. If it's done wrong it can ruin a career. Done right and you can become immortal. Its clear that Brad Paisley is growing up. And he shows it on this one. Gone are the days of Ticks, I'm Gonna Miss Her, and Celebrity. Honestly, I think its a welcome change. This album wont sell as much nor will it recieve the type of acclaim from fans that he recieved on his previous two....Time Well Wasted and 5th Gear. But in my opinion, this is by far his best album in regards to his music and his writing. I think its a welcomed change and it shows just how talented this man really is."
American Saturday Night
Elyse Manchester | Vermont | 09/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Brad Paisley's American Saturday Night is wonderful. I absolutely love it. I love all the songs on the album, but my favorite has to be "Then". I have no idea what people are talking about when they say he's missed the mark. Each album he puts out is great whether it's mostly instrumental or all lyrical songs."
Brad Paisley does it again.
Margaret Cape | 08/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Brad Paisley has done it again. The cd is great. As always, he has songs that touch your heart, he's got songs that make you laugh, and songs that make you think "that's so true!". I love every cd he has come out with and this one in no exception. You will not be disappointed with his latest music."