Brad Paisley’s “Same Here” …the Dumbest Country Song Ever?

It’s been a tough week for country music. Last weekend a song called “Southern” entered our airspace and we’re all worse because of it. Probably the worst country song ever to make its way into our ear holes since “Brown Chicken, Brown Cow” (sorry, Trace) but then Brad Paisley says, “Here, hold my beer…” because just seven days later, he’s got THE. DUMBEST. COUNTRY SONG. EVER. It’s only been a week Brad! Country music’s in a coma and now you’re gonna step on the oxygen tube?

Take a listen if you dare… with a warning, though: I woke up on a good mood but now because of this song, I would rather smear dog poop all over my body and lay in the sun for an hour than listen to this song again. Oh, also totally unrelated to that (or is it related?), it features Ukraine President President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Paisley and Zelenskyy harmonize so well, don’t you think? OK, I know the Ukraine Prez only came in at the end with part of a short interview but as I listened to the song I thought it would be WAY more entertaining if he was singing with Brad. I mean, at this point in the meltdown of the world, why not?

Brad’s apparently going for an Alan Jackson “Where Were You” moment. However, Alan Jackson’s song memorializing 9/11 is a tragic, somber, yet hopeful ballad that perfectly encompassed the entire nation in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks. While Brad would love to say, “Same here,” for his song uniting the country or world, he can’t because it’s DUMB. This song is, as the kids say, cringey and it will not age well. Did I mention, too, that it’s dumb?

If a YouTube comment ever summed up the perfect reaction to a song, this would be it. I think it should also be mentioned that the music itself (apart from the lyrics) sounds like the worst parts of 1990s country music. Manufactured and dated. Now for the lyrics. Who came up with this clichéd mess?

(Actually, I found out who the writers are and it is so disappointing! More on that later…)

However you talk, whatever you think
From the songs that you sing to the drink that you drink
If you miss your mama and worry ’bout your babies
And love each other like crazy
And want someone to share your hopes and fears
Same here.

I’m embarrassed for Brad. I’m embarrassed for country music. I’m embarrassed for America. Are you hoping Trace Adkins releases a club version of “Brown Chicken, Brown Cow” just to get your mind off of this dumb, dumb song from Brad? Yeah, same here.

See you tomorrow…

-Out of the Wilderness


Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

One thought on “Brad Paisley’s “Same Here” …the Dumbest Country Song Ever?

  1. Brad Paisley is a POS sell out ignorant scumbag who has no clue what he’s stepped in. Pure idiocy.
    How about sing a song for the people of East Palestine or for the homeless vets sleeping and dying in the streets of USA. FU paisley.


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