Brad Paisley is nearly finished with his instrumental album, which has allowed him to do a few things outside of the norm. He got to do a duet featuring the voice of the late Buck Owens, and there's another song that will have six guitarists on it - enough that they should've held it in a conference room and made Brad the chairman of the fretboard.
"It's called 'Cluster Pluck,' and it's a tribute to my favorite chicken-pickers," Brad says. "It's got [former CMA Musician of the Year] Brent Mason, and it's got Steve Wariner. I left a message for Vince [Gill last week]. I assume it'll have Vince if he's around. I think he'll do it. [It's] guys like that — it's got six of the guys that meant something to me, and they all trade licks throughout. It's very much like the title. Things like that are what make an instrumental record fun."
No release date has been set, but it's likely the project will be completed before Brad sets out on his Paisley Party Tour, beginning June 11 in Albuquerque, N.M. His guests during the tour include Jewel, Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough.