Wilson, Paisley Give Edge to CMT

Gretchen Wilson’s second video, “I’m Here For the Party,” makes its television debut Thursday (July 22) during CMT’s Top 20 Countdown, but the video is already being streamed at CMT.com. Filmed during her recent concert performance at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, the video also features behind-the-scenes footage from CMT’s In the Moment series. … When Brad Paisley wanted to reveal a special surprise for his father, he contacted his friend, music journalist Hazel Smith, and asked her to mention it in her new CMT.com column, CMT Hot Dish With Hazel Smith. Paisley’s father won’t learn any specifics until Smith’s column runs Monday morning (July 19).