BRAD PAISLEY keeps coming up with great stories about the making of his album "Love And War", which is out today. This is another one that involves MICK JAGGER, who's featured on the song "Drive Of Shame".
They were in the studio last year when Brad's son Huck, who was eight years old at the time, wandered in and asked Mick about blues legend MUDDY WATERS.
It's like he knew something, because Mick lit up and talked about how Muddy was the reason he wanted to be in music in the first place. He even shared a bunch of stories about hanging with the blues legend.
Brad says, quote, "He went into this whole story telling Huck what Muddy Waters was like. Then Mick came over to me and said, 'What was that?' I was like, 'I don't know.' [Huck's] smarter than me. I didn't know to ask about Muddy Waters."
There's another story that may even top the Jagger one. Brad and JOHN FOGERTY co-wrote and performed the title track on the album. It's about the mistreatment of war veterans, and it's something that connected with both of them.
And here's the part that's pretty amazing. Brad said, quote, "As we sat down to write, John Fogerty says, 'By the way, this is my first ever co-write.'
"This is a man who wrote everything himself his entire career.
"Sometimes [other members of Creedence Clearwater Revival] got credit, but he never specifically sat in a room and did that before. I was like, 'Well, crap. That means I can't blow this. I'm not just another appointment for him.'"