Love and bro-mance

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When you can namecheck the UFC and Ze­bco fish­ing reels in the lead track to your 11th stu­dio al­bum, you are prob­a­bly Grammy Award-win­ning coun­try mu­sic ma­chine Brad Pais­ley and can do no wrong. Pais­ley is the salve when some­one throws a curve­ball at coun­try. All the fa­mil­iar in­gre­di­ents are here – the not-so se­cret el­e­ment is that Pais­ley can play the paint off a gui­tar and get the big­gest names in the busi­ness to sing along with him. Mick Jag­ger helps him out with stel­lar vo­cals on Drive of Shame, a rau­cous twang of a track. John Fogerty weighs in on ti­tle song Love and War, a soar­ing call-out to take care of Amer­ica’s bro­ken vet­er­ans. There are tracks here that will burn up hot coun­try spots on the ra­dio and ce­ment his place as the most de­pend­able act in the busi­ness. The mix-down is a tad flat but this is meant to be heard in a bar, in a truck, on the road and on the go. You can hate bro-coun­try but don’t hate Brad Pais­ley for be­ing the best at it.

Ron Har­ris / Associated Press

Love and War Brad Pais­ley (Arista Nashville)

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