Brad Paisley Tributes the Dreamers of Music City in New Track, ‘City of Music’

Brad Paisley tips his hat to those who move to Nashville with big ambitions in his just-released new track, “City…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 13, 2021


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Brad Paisley; Photo by Jim Shea

Brad Paisley tips his hat to those who move to Nashville with big ambitions in his just-released new track, “City of Music.” 

The track paints a picture of what it’s like for two budding stars who move to town to chase their dreams of becoming country stars. As they try to navigate life in the big city, their paths cross and the rest is history…even if their relationship doesn’t last forever. 

“So she sold him some boots on Friday, and he wore ’em on their date that night/ They sat around singing George and Tammy, and woke up in a co-write/ Maybe it’ll last forever, maybe only a week or two/ Sometimes you write the songs and sometimes the songs write you,” he sings. 

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Paisley co-wrote “City of Music” alongside Lee Thomas Miller and Ross Copperman. It was produced by Ross Copperman and Luke Wooten. 

The song comes on the heels of the launch of Paisley’s 2021 Tour. A portion of process from ticket sales will benefit The Store, a nonprofit free-referral based grocery store co-founded by Paisley and his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley.

Next up, the superstar will take the stage at Nashville’s 4th of July celebration, Let Freedom Sing!, which will also feature performances from Lilly Hiatt, Regi Wooten, Priscilla Black, and more.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.