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With new album, Paisley broadens his ‘Wheelhouse’

Brad Paisley decided to shake things up on his new album, “Wheelhouse,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard country album chart last month.

After a hugely successful, award-winning career, Paisley was ready to dive deeper. Producing himself for the first time, working almost exclusively with his own band, and writing about topics that mean something to him — from domestic violence to his Christian faith to great summer nights — the singer-songwriter hoped to make a statement.

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