Ain't Nothin' Like - Brad Paisley, Sampson, Don 
Little Moments - Brad Paisley, DuBois, Chris
That's Love - Brad Paisley, DuBois, Chris
Somebody Knows You Now - Brad Paisley, Paisley, Brad
Famous People - Brad Paisley, Dubois, Chris
Hold Me in Your Arms (And Let Me Fall) - Brad Paisley, DuBois, Chris
Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley, Anderson, Bill [Voc
The Best Thing That I Had Goin' - Brad Paisley, Salley, Jerry
The Cigar Song - Brad Paisley, Paisley, Brad
Make a Mistake - Brad Paisley, Paisley, Brad
Make a Mistake With Me [Instrumental] - Brad Paisley, Paisley, Brad
Is It Raining at Your House - Brad Paisley, Cochran, Hank
Spaghetti Western Swing [Instrumental] - Brad Paisley, Grantt, Kevin
Farther Along - Brad Paisley, Presley, Elvis
Kung Pao Buckaroo Holiday [#] - Brad Paisley, Paisley, Brad
When Brad Paisley sings, as he does on the lead single "Celebrity," "No matter what you do, people think you're cool just 'cuz you're on TV," he ratifies his status as a formidable voice in modern yet accessible and tradit... more »ional country music. "That's Love" and "Is It Raining at Your House" offer romance freed of hazy metaphor or greeting-card slogans. There's a miniature morality play, "The Cigar Song," and the obligatory closing gospel chestnut ("Farther Along"). The guest shots--by contemporary stars Alison Krauss and Vince Gill, and veterans Bill Anderson, George Jones, and Little Jimmy Dickens--are pleasant but hardly necessary, since Paisley's good musical sense abounds. He also revives a long-vanished tradition: the featured sideman. As Chet Atkins once played for the Carter Sisters and Don Rich picked behind Buck Owens, Paisley spotlights the amazing guitarist, Merle Haggard alumnus Redd Volkaert, letting him loose on "Spaghetti Western Swing." Paisley himself flies free on the extended country-jazz jam in the middle of "Make a Mistake with Me." With wit, heart, and unyielding devotion to the earthy, Paisley follows his 2001 gem, Part II, with an even more compelling album that should set a new standard. --Rich Kienzle« less
When Brad Paisley sings, as he does on the lead single "Celebrity," "No matter what you do, people think you're cool just 'cuz you're on TV," he ratifies his status as a formidable voice in modern yet accessible and traditional country music. "That's Love" and "Is It Raining at Your House" offer romance freed of hazy metaphor or greeting-card slogans. There's a miniature morality play, "The Cigar Song," and the obligatory closing gospel chestnut ("Farther Along"). The guest shots--by contemporary stars Alison Krauss and Vince Gill, and veterans Bill Anderson, George Jones, and Little Jimmy Dickens--are pleasant but hardly necessary, since Paisley's good musical sense abounds. He also revives a long-vanished tradition: the featured sideman. As Chet Atkins once played for the Carter Sisters and Don Rich picked behind Buck Owens, Paisley spotlights the amazing guitarist, Merle Haggard alumnus Redd Volkaert, letting him loose on "Spaghetti Western Swing." Paisley himself flies free on the extended country-jazz jam in the middle of "Make a Mistake with Me." With wit, heart, and unyielding devotion to the earthy, Paisley follows his 2001 gem, Part II, with an even more compelling album that should set a new standard. --Rich Kienzle
Jim P. (Guitarmusiclover11) from BRUCE, WI Reviewed on 7/8/2011...
I find Brad Paisley to be a refreshing younger country artist.
Bear in mind that I am a Merle Haggard fan and don't care for much of the new country that reminds me more of 70s pop music than country.
The thing I really appreciate about Brad Paisley is that he has more than a great voice.
He's also a skilled guitar player, and on a Telecaster! He doesn't really have a trademark sound either. He has a versatility that makes him special in music.
While the title track gets a lot of air play yet today, I like "Celebrity" a bit more. The lyrics hook you.
There is a strong taste of traditional country on this cd. The traditional country instruments blend well with Paisley's nostalgic Telecaster licks.
An instrumental "Make A Mistake With Me"(track 13) is an example.
This album has staying power as evidenced by the popularity of "Mud On The Tires" and it's frequent airplay 8 years after it's release.
I like it.
Katie V. Reviewed on 12/27/2010...
The CD has all 17 tracks but the back insert only list 16.
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Susie S. from WOODSTOCK, GA Reviewed on 7/18/2010...
Brad Paisley had me at his song "Then". The richness of his voice and his way with the guitar is mesmerizing. This album has so many songs that are top notch. The theme song and then Whiskey Lullaby with Allison Kraus makes this a great Brad Paisley CD to add to your collection.
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Nancy G. (Zelda777) from LOUISVILLE, KY Reviewed on 12/15/2009...
This is an excellent album for Brad. It highlights his great voice, and guitar playing and harmonizing with Allison Krauss is worth getting this CD. No wonder he's one of the top country voices today.
Pamela G. (blessed1) from WHEELER, TX Reviewed on 1/11/2007...
A wondeful collection of fun songs and love songs. Brad Paisley is delightful and very talented.
Patricia S. (mountaingirlpat) from COLORADO SPGS, CO Reviewed on 8/18/2006...
A great compilation and all of the songs are worthy!
Brad Paisley Is A Genius
K. Fontenot | The Bayou State | 02/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't throw out labels like "genius" often, but Brad Paisley must be one, because he has managed to remain rather traditional AND successful at the same time in a "country" music world mired by pop starlets like Faith Hill and Martina McBride and "hardcore" oafs like Big and Rich. While most country radio these days spin plasticized country like Rascal Flatts, they cannot ignore the drawing power of Brad Paisley.
His "Mud On The Tires" album stands squarely in the way of modern country music. The title song is great. "Celebrity" takes a stab at Hollywood's latest "get famous quick" fad. Immediately following that, "Ain't Nothin' Like" shows us all what really matters in the world today. Songs like "That's Love" and "Famous People" make us laugh and shake our heads and say "how true" everytime that we hear them. Paisley introduces the modern country fan to real legends like George Jones, Little Jimmie Dickens and Bill Anderson as they sit in on the "Spaghetti Western" song. We also get a taste of Redd Volkaert, who I'm sure 95% of modern country fans don't know about, but should. Allison Krauss and Vince Gill also sit in on a couple of the tracks.
Paisley has put together an album that pulls at the heart with songs like "Little Moments" and makes you laugh with tunes like "The Cigar Song." The instruments are played perfectly and the sound is fantastic.
If you miss the standards set by legends like Merle Haggard and Buck Owens, get this album or any of Paisley's offerings. If you want great modern "traditional" country, get this album. If you're hung up on who's wearing the tightest skirt or the latest Buffett rip-off from guys like Kenny Chesney, stay away from this, because you wouldn't know a real star from a poser if they fell on you."
The best that country has to offer
Dave | from Gondor | 02/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not a huge fan of "loved and left" country songs, or drinking yourself silly songs that seem to be commonplace among country music. My preferences might be met with protests of "but that's the heart and soul of country!" but I still say there's plenty of positive that is worth listening to. Brad Paisley's Mud on the Tires contains just the kinds of songs someone like me enjoys, with one or two exceptions. Brad's plain and simple, enjoyable, entertaining and laid-back style of singing mixed with light and happy tunes of the simple joys and hurts of life make it one of my favorite country albums.
Brad opens the album with the title track, "Mud on the Tires," which is a great summer song wherein the singer invites the love of his life to go for a ride in his brand new truck. It's just an awesome song that -- for me -- evokes memories of inviting summer evenings outdoors, the smell of freshly-mowed grass, crickets and birds singing in the background, and the sky turning darker shades of blue. Considering that the song was released as Brad's new single in WINTER, it shows how cool the song is.
Perhaps one of the funniest and cleverest songs in all of country music is Brad's "Celebrity," where he sings of all the benefits of being a celebrity, like being able to sue his dad, and dating supermodels, and wrecking Ferraris on his way to rehab, taking a little here and a little there from current culture. A rip-raring riot. Even if you don't like country music.
I can almost taste the catfish when Brad sings of simple pleasures in life in "Ain't Nothing Like."
Perhaps one of the best songs about affection for a spouse has to be "Little Moments," mixing and weaving the realest of life's quirky moments around what still remains true; the love that a couple shares. How good is this song? Let's put it this way. My sister found the song irresistible, and that's saying a lot. (If you ever want to hook someone on country music, use Celebrity and Little Moments)
These first four or five are my absolute favorites not only of the album, but out of country music altogether. The rest are more simple life songs, except the rather dreary Whiskey Lullaby, wherein he and Alison Krauss sing of an alcohol-ridden couple who eventually kill themselves one after the other after drowning their life sorrows in whiskey. In a more humorous style, he also sings about his love for fine cigars, which he can't afford, until he insures them and files a claim because, through a series of small fires, they were destroyed. :-)
From my perspective, the cream of the crop in country music comes from Paisley, and if you like country music in any form, or if you have more discriminating tastes, or even if you aren't particularly a fan of country music, you're certain to find plenty of hits worth listening to several times on this CD."
Brad brought me back
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My interest in country music died around the time Garth retired for the third time. Frankly I just got sick of the techno/pop/country/rock that was flowing from Music Row so shut off my radio and spent a couple of years listening to other stuff. However, a few months ago I tuned in to Nashville Star just to see what was going on there; besides I missed good country music. It pulled me back in. I turned on CMT and sure enough, Shania and Faith were still staring solefully at the camera, embracing themselves and some guy from Rascal Flatts was baring his backside but then I saw and heard Brad Paisley - a young, talented, hot young singer who, praise be, actually sang real country and did it with a sense of humor and a smile in his voice that matched the smile on his face. I bought "Mud on the Tires" and in the days following also purchased his other cd's. What a package of talent. This man can play a mean guitar, write terrific music and make me both laugh and cry with his clever and very relevant lyrics. He writes a love song that's about how love really is, not how Hollywood wants us to think it is. He can mock celebrities and at the same time he IS one! I really like that. "Mud on the Tires" has too many highlights to mention them all, besides others have done a good job of that already. My favorites are probably "Ain't Nothing Like" and "Whiskey Lullaby" but every tract is a winner and I expect "That's Love" to be the next single climbing up the charts. It also has potential to be an entertaining video - Brad Paisley excels at those. And oh, I don't agree with the reviewer that the hymn at the end of each cd is "obligatory" - they sound heartfelt to me and an integral part of what Brad Paisley is trying to do. I hope he keeps it up. Thanks for bringing a lapsed country music fan back into the fold, Brad. You keep singing songs for the real folks and the real folks will keep buying your music."
Just keeps getting better
venice11 | Pasadena, CA United States | 03/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Brad Paisley started out amazing and he just keeps getting better. This third CD sounds like he's totally comfortable with his own style and knows where he wants to go. I especially enjoy his sense of humor and the sweet, everyday scenarios he paints. Also, his consistency in putting an instrumental and a gospel song in each CD is admirable. He often times shows off not only his voice and his instrumental skills, but the fact that he writes most of his stuff puts him number one on my list of talented country singers.Some highlights of the cd are "Mud on the Tires," "Little Moments," and "Ain't Nothin Like," which are all very catchy tunes that reflect everyday life. "Famous People" and "Celebrity" are both very cleverly written and funny. On the other side of things, "Whiskey Lullaby" is hauntingly beautiful. I cant wait for more."
I will never again say never...
Koala Syd | California, USA | 03/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First off I never thought I would ever own a country artist's CD. That said, I was flipping the channels one day and there was my first sighting of Brad in the "Celebrity" video. Cute video and cute guy as well. Some time later another Brad video...I think it was "Little Moments" aired and again I was hooked. Yeah, there is such a thing as cross-over music and this guy was definitely not playing what I considered typical country style music. This is a GREAT CD and a very talented artist. Great vocals, incredible guitar playing, nice songs, and yeah I think I already mentioned about him being cute. Ha! So if this soft rock fan can be won over than others will be too. You've made a fan out of me Brad! Already looking forward to your next CD and hey how 'bout a DVD release???"