Brad Paisley Salutes Everybody Chasing Their Dreams In Nashville With New “City of Music”

Shouting out everybody who moves to Nashville to chase a dream.

It’s easy to think of being a country star as a glamorous job. And maybe once you’re Eric Church or Miranda Lambert or Luke Bryan it is.

But what about all the years and the work that it takes to get there?

Every day people move to Nashville with a dream and a guitar, hoping to get their big break and someday make it to the Grand Ole Opry stage.

But before that, they have to take a job as a bartender, or selling cowboy boots, or driving for Uber, while they play in the bars for a few dollars in a tip jar at night.

Those are the people that Brad Paisley is saluting in his new song, “City of Music.”

And he has some advice for them on their journey:

“Just tell the truth, play some chords
Pay your dues and praise the Lord
Cadillacs, four by fours, it’s the City of Music
This is hillbilly Holy Land
Old Hank drank right where you stand
It’s alright I’m with the band
It’s the City of Music”

Brad first announced the new song, co-written by Ross Copperman and Lee Thomas Miller, in an Instagram video yesterday as he drove around the streets of Nashville.

And in what may be some of the coolest cover art I’ve seen in a long time, Brad recreated the Nashville skyline using all of his gear in another tribute to the City of Music.

Brad will be headlining Music City’s “Let Freedom Sing!” Fourth of July celebration with a free concert before heading out with Jimmie Allen and Kameron Marlowe for his creatively-named “Brad Paisley Tour 2021,” which runs through October 9.

How long before we hear “City of Music” in a tourism ad for Nashville? You know it’s coming.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock