Brad Paisley has inked a new record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville's imprint, EMI Records Nashville.
On Friday, February 24, he'll release his first single with the label, ‘Same Here’.
The deal reunites Paisley with UMG Nashville's Chairman and CEO, Mike Dungan, along with UMG Nashville's President, Cindy Mabe.
Both played a key role in giving Paisley his first record deal when he signed to Arista Nashville in the 1990s.
Speaking ahead of the announcement, the ‘I'm Gonna Miss Her’ hitmaker underlined how much Mike and Cindy mean to him, “There were two people that should get the credit that you even know my name - Mike Dungan and Cindy Mabe. I ran into Mike at the fishing department at Walmart after having met with several labels and he talked me into signing my first deal with Arista.
They assigned this woman named Cindy Mabe to me - we graduated the same day at Belmont. I got to work with her on my first few albums and now I get to work with her at UMG”.
In a typically playful post, Paisley remarked that he graduated from Belmont with a ‘D’ in guitar, and that - thankfully - Cindy now reckons his guitar-playing is worth a solid ‘B’.
Brad Paisley remains one of the most decorated artists in country music, with three Grammys, 15 ACM awards and 14 CMA awards.
The new single, ‘Same Here’, will feature on Brad Paisley's eagerly anticipated follow-up to his 2017 album, Love and War. The new project is expected to be released later in 2023.
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