Brad Paisley Thinks SNL's Accidental Racist Parody Was Awesome
In an interview this morning with Lisa Dent and Ramblin' Ray of Chicago's US99.5, Brad talked about the parody–and about the "firestorm" that surrounded "Accidental Racist," a song that appears on his brand-new album Wheelhouse. "What I was trying to do with this entire album was push boundaries," said Brad. "And we definitely succeeded at that."
As reported last week, "Accidental Racist"–a Paisley song that features guest vocals from LL Cool J–was an earnest attempt by the artists to open dialogue around the still-hot topic of racism. Brad called the song one of his proudest moments as a songwriter, while the media showered more attention on him, his collaborator, and the song that he ever could have predicted.
"And I figured, this being an album cut and not being the single, that it would take people a while to discover it."
Brad told Lisa and Ray that, because the song was an album cut and not a single, he figured it would take people a while to discover the track. "And in a best case scenario, myself and LL Cool J would wind up on a show like NPR or Charlie Rose, and talk about the song and why we wrote it." That's not what happened!
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