Country superstar, Brad Paisley took to the web yesterday to debut his new video for “Southern Comfort Zone.” He followed that debut with a live online Q&A that featured questions directly from fans, some being asked right in the moment.
During the chat, we learned a few things about Brad, his music, and the video in particular that we didn’t know before. Some were silly, while others were fascinating. Below are five of the things we learned — plus a few more tidbits.
1) Brad loves to travel.
“We flew 10,000 miles to do this . I love to see the world. I’m in the right line of work for that.”
2) Brad painted the shirt that he wears in the video.
And he wore it in all eight countries (which they visited in eight days).
3) Brad chose the cliff-diving image for the “Southern Comfort Zone” single cover a good reason.
It “had a lot to do with the fact that this album feels a little like a leap form me in some ways.” He explains, and as you can see at left, “it sort of illustrated that to some degree the look of jumping,” noting the Batman building on one side and the Eiffel Tower on the other.
4) A green screen was never used during the video shoot.
“Every location is a real location,” says Brad. Including the African footage, which as Brad explained, was shot by Detroit personality Steve Grunwald during a recent cow-buying excursion to Kenya that Brad spearheaded.
5) “Southern Comfort Zone” is not Brad’s favorite song on the album.
He wouldn’t, though, divulge what is, saying that changes daily depending on what he is working on.
Additional random things we learned about Brad Paisley:
In closing, and in keeping with the theme of the new video, Paisley says, “thanks for watching. Watch it a lot you’ll see new things every time. Then go book your trip and see the world.”
Read more about the live chat session.
– Nanci Haskin/99.5 WYCD