Hitmaker Brad Paisley released his variety show on ABC called Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special on Tuesday, December 3rd. The show features an array of celebrities as well as Paisley’s infamous humor! Along with the premiere of this show, the singer released a powerful duet, “Alive Right Now”, along with Cancer Survivor Addie Pratt, as a way for him to use his platform to do good for the world.
With a contemporary spin, this song celebrates the joys of living life to the fullest. The song opens playfully, with clever lyrics that allude to current cultural references.
“It’s, “Hey Siri, who sings this song?” (Brad Paisley) / It’s a selfie with your best friend and a beer / It’s a hashtag Friday feelin’”
Paisley references selfies and hashtags, to help convey the message that it’s the small and simple joys in life that make it worth living, right now. In the catchy and uplifting chorus, Paisley celebrates life further as he belts:
“It’s great to be alive right now / By the grace of God somehow / Yeah, girl, this is our time / I’m glad that I’m alive right now”
The lyrics are simple, yet very sentimental as they make one reflect and feel grateful for all the beautiful things in life. The most touching moments of the song occur during the final chorus and bridge when Paisley is joined by powerhouse Addie Pratt. Pratt is a St. Jude Children’s Hospital cancer survivor, who’s incredible vocals both inspired Paisley and took him by surprise! Paisley initially invited Addie to perform this song with him on his ABC variety show. The performance was so impactful that Paisley invited her to join him on the studio recording.
Pratt joins with her vocals, starting softly and slowly building into strong notes and harmonies. This duet is a magical moment and makes the song extra special.
After this stunning performance, we’re excited to see what happens with Pratt’s well-deserved singing career!
“Alive Right Now” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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