-You are in a middle of
a tour right now, right? -We are, yeah.
It is almost done. The summer is almost over.
Have you had a good one? -I’ve had a great summer,
absolutely. I haven’t seen that many
concerts, but I might come to Jones Beach.
-Oh, yeah, it’s tomorrow night. -Yeah, come out.
-Tomorrow night. -It’d be great.
[ Cheers and applause ] -I heard that you have a new
pre-show ritual with the band. -We do dodgeball, which is —
[ Light laughter ] What happened is I built this
garage and put a room above it, and they said, “What do you want
to put up there, like, an apartment
or something?” I said, “No, make it a gym.” And the next thing you know,
we put a piece of blue tape across the floor and we were
beating each other senseless with dodgeballs. It’s the most “Game of Thrones,”
brutal, that’s us. -Yeah, that’s you guys
right there. And has Blake Shelton been over
to play you? -No, you know, Blake had — he
had Tommy John surgery recently, which is that thing
pitchers get. I don’t know what it was,
but it’s like — [ Laughter ] So he’s sort of
on the disabled roster. -I wonder what happened
to him, yeah. -But when he’s better, I’m gonna
to beat him senseless. [ Laughter ] -That’s crazy.
And then, you got the CMA’s coming up in November.
How do you prepare for that? -Do you have any advice? -Oh, please, you’re great.
This is the 11th time you’re doing this?
-The way we prepare, really, is to just look around
at what’s funny and try to come up with —
But there’s nothing. [ Laughter ] -Yeah, you’re right, there’s
nothing going on to make fun of. You’re right.
-But it’ll be fun, because they just announced
Carrie’s pregnant. So there’s
some material right there. -Exactly, yeah. [ Cheers and applause ] If you go to see Brad Paisley
in concert, you get great songs, obviously, but you should go see
him in concert because you tell stories,
you tell jokes, you’re very funny.
-Thank you. -And you actually sing some
songs that aren’t even released. -Yeah no, I sometimes —
I’ve actually got a guitar here. Sometimes,
it’s really a great… [ Cheers and applause ] …it’s a great test round.
It’s a great way to try out material. I just wrote one recently that’s
about that first romance. Do you remember yours?
First love? -Sure, yeah. ♪♪ -I bet it’s a similar story
to mine, you know. ♪ First date ♪ ♪ First kiss ♪ ♪ First taste ♪ ♪ Of loving ♪ ♪ You were my first ♪ ♪ Cousin ♪ [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] ♪ We got in ♪ ♪ Big trouble ♪ ♪ With your dad ♪ ♪ My uncle ♪ [ Laughter and applause ] ♪ ‘Cause you were my first ♪ ♪ And I’ll always
be your first ♪ ♪ And our children ♪ ♪ Will be second cousins ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] -You did the math right. That’s how you do
it right there. Brad Paisley! [ Cheers and applause ] I could relate to that.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Very, very much so. What song are you doing
for us tonight? -“Water,” it’s a summer song.
-All right, good. -We’ll celebrate
the summer of 2018. -Brad Paisley, once again!