OFFSTAGE: Brad Paisley Makes a Change

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Brad Paisley’s new song reminds him of falling in love with his wife. The song –“I Can’t Change the World” — is one of those ballads about how crazy life can be but that as long as you have each other it will all be OK. And when Paisley first met Kimberly Williams, that was how he felt about her.

“I look back to the best I ever was when I first started dating my wife and basically being really — sort of for the first time ever — wise,” Paisley said in a recent radio interview. “And saying, ’Whatever you need from me, I’ll be.’ You know? Back before we were serious or anything, it was sort of like that.”

He admitted that he found himself saying “I don’t know what you want me to be, but I’ll be that.” And “I have my limits, but I’ll do everything I can for you.” So like the song says, he can’t change the world, but he can change hers. The Paisleys recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary, so it seems like his devotion wasn’t just a short-lived thing.