Brad Paisley To Lead ABC Special Featuring Carrie Underwood, Jonas Brothers, Tim McGraw

Brad Paisley will host and executive produce a one-hour primetime special Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special on ABC later this season, from Sony Pictures Television.

The special will be taped at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium, and will feature several of Paisley’s friends including Jonas Brothers, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Hootie & The Blowfish, Kelsea Ballerini, ABC’s The Bachelor host Chris Harrison, NFL legend Peyton Manning and more.

Paisley, Jane Mun, RAC Clark, Bill Simmons and Kendal Marcy will serve as executive producers.

“Wait, I thought it was called the ‘Brad Paisley Special.’ Who added the ‘Thinks He’s’? Oh well, I’m still psyched,” said host and executive producer Paisley.

“I am so excited for Brad to be able to turn this fun, down-home country idea into a reality on ABC,” said Rob Mills, senior vice president, Alternative Series, Specials & Late Night, ABC Entertainment. “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.”

“We’re so excited to be working with one of our great Sony music artists on such a distinctive new format. Brad has brought so much creativity, heart, comedy and celebrity wattage to this hour, we can’t wait for everyone to see it,” said Holly Jacobs, EVP, Alternative & Syndication Programming, Sony Pictures Television.


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