Brad Paisley Encourages Listeners To Seize The Day In New Summertime Anthem, ‘So Many Summers’

“Here’s to the summer of 2023, best one of our lives, right?” he proposed on Instagram.


Madeleine O’Connell

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June 27, 2023

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Brad Paisley; Photo by Jim Shea

Brad Paisley recently unveiled a new seasonal anthem titled, “So Many Summers.” The song serves as the second release from his forthcoming album, Son of The Mountains.

Co-written by Paisley with Ross Copperman and Lee Thomas Miller, the midtempo track encourages listeners to make the most of the sunny, carefree days because as he stresses throughout the uplifting lyrics, “You only get so many summers.”

“This is a song about living it up, making the most of this,” Paisley shared on social media before adding, “Here’s to the summer of 2023, best one of our lives, right?”

As the warm air breaks through the clouds and the days on the water get longer, the country superstar steps up to show off his timeless vocals that blend effortlessly with the encouraging tune and his epic guitar licks. 

“So swing for the fence, jump in the water / Soak it all in, watch all the bobbers / Play the songs on 10, tell her you love her / Then wake up and do it again / You only get so many summers / You only get so many summers,” Paisley delivers on the chorus. 

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“So Many Summers” comes on the heels of his February release, “Same Here.” This poignant tune features a special appearance by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as a way to honor the first anniversary of the war that broke out in Ukraine. 

Additionally, proceeds from the song go to UNITED24 for their ‘Rebuild Ukraine’ program where Paisley serves as an Ambassador. 

“‘Same Here’ with President Zelenskyy is one of the pieces of this album that represents so much a part of my journey from West Virginia to now,” Paisley previously explained of the song. “One of the prevailing themes on this album is freedom. That’s something I truly believe in, and think is our most precious gift as Americans. The song is grounded in observing life in the United States, then to people from other countries who speak different languages and to one across the ocean that’s at war. We start to realize how similar we all are.” 

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Both of these songs provide a look into Brad Paisley’s forthcoming album, Son of The Mountains. This marks his first full-length project since signing with his new label, Universal Music Group Nashville. 

The freshly inked deal reunites Paisley with UMGN Chairman and CEO Mike Dungan and President Cindy Mabe. Dungan had a hand in signing Paisley to his first deal at Arista, and Mabe served as Paisley’s marketing point person through many of his early album cycles including his breakthrough projects, Mud on the Tires and Time Well Wasted. 

While reflecting on the album, the three-time GRAMMY award winner shared, “‘Son of the Mountains’ is a collection of songs that I’ve been writing and working on for a while now. The music encompasses a lot of big themes and perspectives from a kid that came from a small town in West Virginia after having seen a bit of the world. The record doesn’t shy away from reflection, real life and situations that are going on and what I think country music is- which is truth.”

Brad Paisley; Photo by by Jeff Lipsky
Brad Paisley; Photo by by Jeff Lipsky

Keeping with the theme of freedom, Brad Paisley is next slated to headline Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th.Presented by Dr Pepper, the event located in Nashville’s downtown area will host one of the country’s largest July 4th fireworks show synchronized to live music from the GRAMMY-winning Nashville Symphony, and will feature charitable partner The Store. This will mark Paisley’s second time headlining the July 4 show, and the first time the city has requested a previous performer play again.   

For the remainder of the summer, Paisley will appear at a number of fairs and festivals including North Dakota State Fair, We Fest, Tampa Pig Jig and more. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.