Grammy award-winning country superstar, Brad Paisley has released his first new single in over a year, entitled “Bucked Off.” The honky-tonk tune was co-penned with Chris DuBois and Kelley Lovelace. The single’s cover art is decorated with a colorful sunset, displaying Paisley literally getting “bucked off” a bull, with his guitar flying in the air.
Though the track is upbeat and will definitely be featured on all of our tailgating playlists next summer, Paisley tells the heartbreaking story of the repetitive cycle of knowing a breakup is approaching, enduring the inevitable emotional pain and picking himself up and starting over again. The singer-songwriter uses aspects of the rodeo as metaphors to illustrate each circumstance. He sings in the chorus, “This ain’t my first rodeo / Someone’s gonna get hurt / Whenever someone says we need to talk / It feels like there’s a number pinned onto the back of my shirt / ‘Cause this is where the cowboy gets bucked off”
Paisley made the single’s television debut performance last night on the 52nd Annual CMA Awards. Taking a break from his hosting duties, the Arista Records artist was styled in his signature cowboy hat along with a plaid detailed button up shirt. The country star shredded on his electric guitar while singing about his beautiful cowgirl. Neon rodeo visuals lit up the screens onstage as a backdrop for the performance.
“Bucked Off” is now available everywhere you stream or buy music. Check out the song and other new tracks on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist on Spotify. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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