Cliffs of Rock City
Label: Arista Nashville
He can honky-tonk with the best of 'em, but deep down Brad Paisley is a guitar-noodling rock star. Play is Paisley's tribute to the guitar, offering up surf ("Turf's Up"), rock ("Departure") and bluegrass ("Kentucky Jelly") instrumentals with dexterity and amazing showmanship. It is, however, the duets that will suck you in. Paisley is joined by Keith Urban, Buck Owens, Steve Wariner, B.B. King (the king of guitar noodlers) and Andy Griffith on a handful of instantly lovable, radio-friendly gems such as "Waitin' on a Woman" and "Start a Band."