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Country Music Artist Brad Paisley Debuts New Video at Charlotte Motor Speedway Reigning Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley was in the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Center to formally announce the debut of his new video “Old Alabama” which premiers tonight before the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
The new video will be shown on the World’s Largest HDTV at Charlotte Motor Speedway, SPEED and NASCAR.com.
Already No. 2 on airplay charts, the video for “Old Alabama” features Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon, Rick Hendrick and legendary group Alabama to capture the spirit and fun of the song.
Paisley noted he was a big NASCAR fan and has gotten to know several of the competitors.
“I feel like a NASCAR groupie,” said Paisley. “This is the second race I have been to this year. You’re looking at somebody who is a fan. I like to have a good time in my videos. Luckily for me, the things I like to do are the things my fans like to do. This song – I realized as I was recording it – is not only a tribute to the group Alabama, but a song about driving fast and listening to the radio. That kind of led my thought process down the path of classic cars and NASCAR.”
The new video was shot on location on country roads in Charlotte, N.C., and several takes were filmed at the Hendrick Motorsports complex in Concord, N.C.
“We shot the video here,” said Paisley. “I had gotten to be good friends with Jeff Gordon. So we called and asked Rick Hendrick if he would loan us a few cars, and he said to come on down. He is such a great guy. And that is what we did. Rick actually plays a popcorn salesman. And we flew Alabama into Charlotte, as well.
“This was just a lot of fun,” said Paisley. “This was just something that had to happen in North Carolina. Charlotte was the best place to show it. This will be my last weekend to have some fun until I start back to work again in the next few weeks.”
The song is featured on his ninth album, “This Is Country Music,” which will be released on May 23.