OFFSTAGE: Brad Paisley Will Fish From Home

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In the middle of a phone interview, Brad Paisley asks the DJ to hang on one second. After you hear him saying goodbye, he explains to the interviewer from WYRK in Buffalo, N.Y., “My little boy is going to school.” It’s pretty adorable. Then they talk music and race cars and fishing. Which is what I really love hearing about because I’ve always been a fan of Paisley’s fishing songs. “On our farm, we’ve built a fishing pond that has become an obsession for me, to be able have a small little pond. It’s a couple of acres of water that’s taken a long time to get right,” he says. “You know how those go. They leak at first. I’ve been working on that to where I’m able to kinda catch fish right here on my own property. That’s always been a dream of mine.” He loves to fish, just like the song says.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.