Brad Paisley’s Moonshine in the Trunk

Elyse Von Der Fecht

Brad Paisley is an American, guitar-playing country singer-songwriter who recently released his tenth studio album Moonshine in the Trunk on Aug. 26.

Brad Paisley (AP Photo)
Brad Paisley (AP Photo)

In 1999, he released his debut album Who Needs Pictures; since then, he’s recorded nine studio albums and a Christmas compilation with Arista Nashville.

As of 2013, he hit 32 Top Ten singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 18 of which have reached number one. He also holds the record of ten consecutive singles reaching the top spot on the chart.

Paisley has sold over 12 million copies of his albums and has won three Grammy Awards. Some of his other accomplishments include his 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and two American Music Awards. He has also earned country music’s crowning achievement, becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

As for his latest album, Moonshine in the Trunk, I would have to say that my favorite song is “Perfect Storm.”

Here’s a list of what I thought about the rest of the songs on the album:

“Crushin’ It”: I thought the beginning of the song with the “Hey” was a good idea to get everyone to want to listen to the song. The background vocals throughout the song made a nice touch to the song as well.

“River Bank”: This song would have to be my second favorite off the album. The overall vibe of the song makes you want to just drop what your doing and party with friends.

“Perfect Storm”: The beginning of the song starts off instrumental and goes into an echo followed by Paisley’s lyrics. The melody of the music gives a good vibe and really gives you the chills when you think about how he feels about that special girl.

“High Life”: I thought the duet with Carrie Underwood in this song gave a stronger feeling to the lyrics and melody of the meaning and how it was portrayed. At the end, it was neat to listen to a little conversation between Paisley and Underwood.

“Moonshine in the Trunk”: I enjoyed the beginning of the song as it had it had the noise of turning on a truck, which gave a neat vibe to the start.

“Shattered Glass”: This song was a bit slower in the tempo which makes you want to sway back and forth while listening to the lyrics.

“Limes”: The tempo of this song was more on the slower side than the others but still had a great, steady beat throughout the entire song.

“You Shouldn’t Have To”: I thought the guitar solo in the beginning was nice and caught my attention; it kept me listening to the song. I feel like a lot of people could relate to what the message of the song is about.

“4WP”: The lyrics to this song are truly about that country swing and talks about trunks as well as relating it to girls who grab your attention.

“Cover Girl”: This is every girls dream to be that girl you see on the cover of a magazine. She is the one for you and she caught your eye out of a crowd of others.

“Gone Green”: I liked the beginning of the song with all the instruments including the banjo because it brought a country and southern vibe to the song.

“JFK 1962”: I thought the instrumental at the start of the segment was neat. This was a 54 second speech given by John F. Kennedy.

“American Flag on the Moon”: This song has a great message and the first time I listened to it, I just wanted to listen to the lyrics and focus on nothing else. This song actually touched me and gave me chills listening to what he had to say.

“Country Nation”: I thought this was a great song to end his album with because it has a great message to leave his listeners with. The instruments as well as the melody of the song gave off a dancing feeling.

Be sure to not miss Paisley on tour now; I promise, you don’t want to miss out on one of his performances. He puts on a fantastic show for his fans.