Brad Paisley’s TV Variety Show, ‘Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special,’ to Air in December
Brad Paisley will treat fans to a TV variety show, Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special, in December. Hosted and co-executive produced by the superstar himself, the show will showcase Paisley's signature blend of humor, entertainment and musical prowess, with help from some of the singer's famous friends.
Kelsea Ballerini, Hootie & the Blowfish, Carrie Underwood and Tim McGraw are just a few of the big names set to appear alongside Paisley during the television show, which will be taped at Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium. The star-studded guest list extends beyond country music, too: NFL great and Paisley's Nationwide commercial partner Peyton Manning is also set to make an appearance, along with pop superstar group the Jonas Brothers and Bachelor host Chris Harrison.
News of the show first emerged in September. "I am so excited for Brad to be able to turn this fun, down-home country idea into a reality on ABC," senior vice president of alternative series, specials and late night entertainment on ABC Rob Mills explained at the time. "We all know him as an award-winning country superstar, and now we get the chance to see his comedic talents as he brings this variety special to life with the help of an incredible roster of A-list talent."
ABC also knows Paisley from his several years as co-host for the CMA Awards, a mantle he'll be stepping away from for the 2019 ceremony. Instead, his longtime co-host Carrie Underwood will helm the show with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, as the Country Music Association uses the ceremony to celebrate country music's legendary female figures.
Jane Mun, RAC Clark, Bill Simmons and Kendal Marcy will also serve as executive producer for Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special. The show will air on Dec. 3 at 8PM ET on ABC.
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