Brad Paisley Recalls Flying, Sleeping, and Stealing on Air Force One

Arista NashvilleMonday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live! was the first of a week of shows in in Austin, Texas. One of Jimmy's guests was Brad Paisley, who closed the show by performing "Crushin' It," from the hit album Moonshine in the Trunk.

Paisley also chatted with Kimmel and recalled what it was like to fly on Air Force One with President Obama last year, when the president asked Brad to travel to Afghanistan to entertain the troops.

"It's absolutely amazing, but they didn't really build it for a lot of people to sleep," Brad recalled and added, "the seats recline, but they're not as comfortable as you might think, so a lot of the people were like, 'Just grab a piece of floor.' So it's like camp."

"So if the president has to go to the bathroom, he has to step over you?" Kimmel asked, incredulously. "Well, he has his own thing," Paisley explained.

The long flight did give Brad a chance to get some work done. "I had my laptop and we were working on a mix, and then realized I finished this [song] somewhere over the Black Sea, probably, on Air Force One."

"So in a way, the president was a kind of your co-producer on this thing," Kimmel joked before Brad cut him off. "He didn't use those big ears to listen in, and see what was going on?" the comic asked. 

"You would think, but no," Paisley laughed.

Being on the presidential plane also apparently brought out a sticky-fingered streak in Brad, however.  The singer recalled that his home bar is stocked with Air Force One-branded bric-a-brac. "I took a lot of beer and whiskey glasses from Air Force One, with the logos, just stole them right off the -- " 

"You stole them, from the plane, from the American people!" Kimmel interjected, feigning shock.

"I actually..." Paisley hesitated, before changing his tune. "I didn't actually steal them, but it makes for a better story."

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Eric Church Keeps the Fans Guessing with Singles from “The Outsiders”

Image Courtesy CMAEric Church has scored two #1 hits off his latest album, The Outsiders, with "Talladega" and "Give Me Back My Hometown." He also had two more adventurous singles from that album, "Cold One" and "The Outsiders." While Eric is glad to have a big presence on the airwaves, he's also excited to throw some musical curve balls to keep his fans guessing.

"That’s the fun part," Eric tells Rolling Stone Country. "[Outsiders] is supposed to be a little bit crazy and now, coming off of that, I’m just not scared to go really anywhere. I feel like we can chase a bunch of different things and it’d be cool to see what happens.”

Eric plans to start work on his next studio album this summer. For now, he's climbing the charts again with the sexy new single, "Like a Wrecking Ball." It's the fifth track released from The Outsiders.

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Eric Church Keeps the Fans Guessing with Singles from “The Outsiders”

Image Courtesy CMAEric Church has scored two #1 hits off his latest album, The Outsiders, with "Talladega" and "Give Me Back My Hometown." He also had two more adventurous singles from that album, "Cold One" and "The Outsiders." While Eric is glad to have a big presence on the airwaves, he's also excited to throw some musical curve balls to keep his fans guessing.

"That’s the fun part," Eric tells Rolling Stone Country. "[Outsiders] is supposed to be a little bit crazy and now, coming off of that, I’m just not scared to go really anywhere. I feel like we can chase a bunch of different things and it’d be cool to see what happens.”

Eric plans to start work on his next studio album this summer. For now, he's climbing the charts again with the sexy new single, "Like a Wrecking Ball." It's the fifth track released from The Outsiders.

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Additional Tickets for the 50th Annual ACM Awards Going on Sale Wednesday Morning

Image Courtesy ACMA few more tickets for the 50th Annual ACM Awards are going on sale Wednesday morning at Ticketmaster.com. The limited-view seats offer a chance to see some of the behind-the-scenes action, as stars like Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and more perform on the big show.

Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton return as hosts for the 50th Annual ACM Awards airing live on CBS from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19 at 8 p.m. ET.

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Additional Tickets for the 50th Annual ACM Awards Going on Sale Wednesday Morning

Image Courtesy ACMA few more tickets for the 50th Annual ACM Awards are going on sale Wednesday morning at Ticketmaster.com. The limited-view seats offer a chance to see some of the behind-the-scenes action, as stars like Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and more perform on the big show.

Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton return as hosts for the 50th Annual ACM Awards airing live on CBS from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19 at 8 p.m. ET.

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Zac Brown Band and Lady Antebellum Performing at March Madness Music Festival

Image Courtesy Southern Ground/Varvatos/Big MachineZac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum and Kacey Musgraves have signed on to perform at the 2015 NCAA March Madness Music Festival next month in Indianapolis. The performances take place Sunday, April 5 at White River State Park.  Footage from the concerts will be live streamed at NCAA.com/MusicFest.

Pop acts Rihanna and Bleachers will perform at the festival April 4. The concerts are being staged in conjunction with the 2015 NCAA Men's Final Four.

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