Brad Paisley is following in Beyonce’s ground-breaking footsteps and releasing what he calls the very first visual country music album.
It took the Grammy Award-winning star less than a month to film the footage for 15 songs from his new record, “Love and War”, out now.
“I am a big fan of this art form called an album,” Paisley told the AP at a screening event for fans. “I have a lot to say and I can’t say it in 10 songs.”
“This is certainly our take at filming an entire album’s worth of the journey of the music,” he continued.
Though the format resembles that of Beyonce’s “Lemonade”, Paisley assured the Beyhive that he isn’t looking to copy the superstar with his latest release and admits to never watching Bey’s masterpiece in its entirety.
The visual album, which is available to stream on Apple Music starting Friday, combines footage that was shot at several locations, including an aircraft carrier, a scorched church, and the Grand Ole Opry. His wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, also makes a cameo as part of a sequence inspired by the Netflix series “Stranger Things”.
Letting fans in like never before, the 15-song video compilation also includes behind-the-scenes footage of Paisley rocking out in the studio with the Rolling Stones, Timbaland, John Fogerty and working on an incomplete song with Johnny Cash.
“There were some days where we shot three videos in a day,” director Jeff Venable shared about the ambitious project, before revealing that Paisley himself was greatly involved in editing the piece. “The most amazing thing about Brad on camera is I have never seen him miss a note on the solos. And that is crazy to me.”