Brad Paisley - "Whisky Lullaby"

treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,826
Hello all, Tom here. I know many of you do not enjoy country music. This thread is not geared to you. You may, however, want to check this one out.

It was introduced in a back door discussion that most here do not know about but I am bringing part of our conversation out for all to see. Russ (Lightman1) had posted that he listened to a song, "Whisky Lullaby" by Brad Paisley....and that he felt the need to do something "manly" afterwards. That comment struck my curiosity, so I looked up the You Tube video. That can be seen below (If I linked it correctly)



VERY powerful song that also features Allison Krauss. I ordered the CD the very moment after I watched the video. Even though I thought I would get Amazon's 2 day shipping on Prime, for some reason, it took around two weeks to get here. Well, it showed up and I played it tonight.

I was pleasantly surprised that it was a well recorded song and the low notes dug DEEP. If you get a moment, whether you like Country music or not, check it out. Here is the album if you are interested in trying it for a spin in your rig -

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Thanks Russ! Good choice my man. Not bad for a sheep chasin', gun toten', dip spittin', Justin Bieber listenin', big truck drivin' redneck!

Tom
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,160
    Love Allison Krauss! This is also on her excellent collection A Hundred Miles or More. A good, well recorded album with a number of really good tunes...
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,412
    Love that song!
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,826
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Love Allison Krauss! This is also on her excellent collection A Hundred Miles or More. A good, well recorded album with a number of really good tunes...

    Well, now. Don't I feel like the donkey. DOH!

    I have that album. Perhaps that's why I thought I had heard it before. I guess it was "just another song" until I saw the video and actually listened to what the words meant. Nothing new there though. I have heard many, many songs throughout the years that I sing from start to finish but....never really paid attention to the words and the meaning of the song.

    Then one day, I'll pay attention and fall in love with the song all over again like it was new. I guess I pay much more attention to the music then I do words. That explains why I prefer the older bands where they shut up and actually played this thing called "music" instead of singing through the entire song with the same three beats and a chorus they repeat 15 times.

    BTW, Rooftop...I agree. That is a good album.

    Tom
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    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,069
    ... and I like Brad Paisley. He seems to be witty and not to take himself too seriously, and he also seems to be a pretty good gee-tar player.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 7,459
    :'(

    Good one for sure.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 711
    Try Jacob’s Dream on that same Alison Krause CD....
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,160
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ... and I like Brad Paisley. He seems to be witty and not to take himself too seriously, and he also seems to be a pretty good gee-tar player.

    Yes, a good guitar player and a solid musician, though I have never listened to an entire album of his.

    By the way Tom, one that really gets me is “If we were vampires” by Jason Isbell and his wife Amanda Shires. I have been brought to tears in the car several times. I just learned to play it on the guitar a couple weeks ago. Would love to try performing it with my wife but I’m not sure if I could make it through...
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,826
    edited January 5
    Hey daddyjt! That very song is the one and only reason I bought that album to begin with. I bought it when I used to dislike Allison's voice but that song was so powerful with its words...I listened to it so much, that I actually like Allison A LOT now. Go figure.

    Excellent choice of song!!! Hopefully I linked it below for those who have never heard it...



    Got introduced to that song by a good buddy of mine (and other's here), Jerry. He used to live in Hotlanta near GeorgeD but has since moved into the mountains of Georgia. You may have met him at CF. I even featured that song on my rig at CF 2 years ago in Cabin 11. Got a standing ovation on that one!

    Tom
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    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,160
    Oh man Jacob’s is another one I wanted to cover years ago but my wife was like no way that some is way too sad...I’ve always kinda like sad songs, one of the ways we are different...
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,826
    Well, heck. Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" is commonly a "Rock" song for the ages....but when you listen to the words and pay attention? It's depressing as all get up!

    Tom
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    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,069
    FWIW (and it's not all that far off-topic) probably my favorite Alison Krauss track.



    Excellent recording, too -- although it will expose flaws in midrange reproduction (I'm lookin' at you, Klipsch Cornwall!) ruthlessly.

  • Tony MTony M Posts: 7,459
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Hey daddyjt! That very song is the one and only reason I bought that album to begin with. I bought it when I used to dislike Allison's voice but that song was so powerful with its words...I listened to it so much, that I actually like Allison A LOT now. Go figure.

    Excellent choice of song!!! Hopefully I linked it below for those who have never heard it...



    Got introduced to that song by a good buddy of mine (and other's here), Jerry. He used to live in Hotlanta near GeorgeD but has since moved into the mountains of Georgia. You may have met him at CF. I even featured that song on my rig at CF 2 years ago in Cabin 11. Got a standing ovation on that one!

    Tom

    Years ago I dropped a tear or two the first time I heard Jacob's Dream sung by Allison Kraus. It was on my main system too. I might've been medicated a little, I don't remember it's been so long ago. I quickly lost track of who sang it. I thought it was Gillian Welsh. I've searched over the years that elusive song and who sung it. I've told a few people about it too. How moving it is.


    THANKS A LOT FOR PUTTING ON HERE !!!!!!! I can now search for my Allison Kraus CDs section. I can listen again to my SRS2s with new tweeters like I heard that song with before a couple of times. Then on to the Triton Ones system with it for comparison knowledge.

    Woo Hoo!


    Now if somebody with knowledge of a 30 year old rock/ Christian(?) song where an army comes over a hill to annihilate the other army in a rockin crescendo of guitar and drums..The singer ( male ) was awesome. Maybe heavy metal.

    If I find out, I'll be able to leave earth with one less mystery I never solved. I heard it on the radio in a vehicle and the station just kept on playing other songs. I wanted to call the station from a house but never did. :s
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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 711
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Hey daddyjt! That very song is the one and only reason I bought that album to begin with. I bought it when I used to dislike Allison's voice but that song was so powerful with its words...I listened to it so much, that I actually like Allison A LOT now. Go figure.

    Excellent choice of song!!! Hopefully I linked it below for those who have never heard it...



    Got introduced to that song by a good buddy of mine (and other's here), Jerry. He used to live in Hotlanta near GeorgeD but has since moved into the mountains of Georgia. You may have met him at CF. I even featured that song on my rig at CF 2 years ago in Cabin 11. Got a standing ovation on that one!

    Tom

    Not sure if you knew, but Jacob’s Dream is based on true events.

    https://bluegrasstoday.com/the-story-behind-the-song-jacobs-dream/
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,826
    No, I did not know that. Thanks so much for bringing that to my attention.

    You are welcome, TonyM. I don't think it was the medication. I still get choked up (I'll admit it) whenever I listen to it on the rig. Makes me think of my young son and....well, you get the gist.

    Tom
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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 913
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Hello all, Tom here. I know many of you do not enjoy country music...

    Started giggling right off the bat on this! Then when you threw in "Russ...", tears of laughter were streaming.

    Poor Russ. Sounds like a great guy to hang out with.

    Been to several Brad and Alison concerts. Both are amazing musical artists.

    Enjoy!
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  • JaybeezJaybeez Posts: 709
    Probably my favorite Brad Paisley song. My Uncle met him several times and said he's a great guy. Real down to earth kid from West Virginia.
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  • PSOVLSKPSOVLSK Posts: 3,869
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Jason Isbell
    Excellent singer/songwriter. Like Tom, I mostly listen to the music and no so much the words, but with Jason Isbell, his lyrics are almost impossible to ignore.
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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,078
    Country is like every other Genre, gotta sift through the crap to find the diamonds.

    Although I do like when Country artists were Ugly people singing beautiful songs. Looking at you Waylon and Hank Williams.


    I mean CAN you sleep on Dolly, Linda and Emmylou? I think not, that is a power house combo there.

    Plus Linda was dang dreamy back in her day.
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 19,615
    I mean CAN you sleep on Dolly....

    She did have some nice pillows...

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