OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood and Clint Eastwood Join Brad Paisley

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Quite a motley crew, isn’t it? But in a good way. Hearing about the guest stars on Brad Paisley’s upcoming album definitely kind of piques your curiosity. I mean, it’s obvious Carrie Underwood will sound fabulous singing with Paisley because we’ve heard bits and pieces of them harmonizing on the CMA Awards before. So their duet, “Remind Me,” on Paisley’s next album is kind of a sure thing. But the Eastwood one is a little tougher to imagine. It’s an instrumental track called “Eastwood,” and Eastwood is the whistler. In real life, Eastwood is apparently nothing like the tense, brooding characters he tends to portray in films. In fact, Paisley has used the words “jovial” and “lighthearted” to describe him.

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