Brad Paisley has released “Same Here,” the first new song off of his first album with UMG Nashville, Son Of The Mountains, set to debut later this year. Written by Paisley, Lee Thomas Miller and Taylor Goldsmith, the track features a special appearance by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
“Son of the Mountains is a collection of songs that I’ve been writing and working on for a while now,” shares Paisley. “The music encompasses a lot of big themes and perspectives from a kid that came from a small town in West Virginia after having seen a bit of the world. The record doesn’t shy away from reflection, real life and situations that are going on and what I think country music is- which is truth.”
The release of “Same Here,” produced by Luke Wooten, marks the first anniversary since the war in Ukraine began. Proceeds from the song will go to UNITED24 for their Rebuild Ukraine program launch by President Zelenskyy to collect charitable donations to rebuild and restore homes damaged by the current war. The reconstruction plan is the largest rebuilding project in Ukraine since the second World War.
“‘Same Here’ with President Zelenskyy is one of the pieces of this album that represents so much a part of my journey from West Virginia to now,” says Paisley. “One of the prevailing themes on this album is freedom. That’s something I truly believe in, and think is our most precious gift as Americans. The song is grounded in observing life in the United States, then to people from other countries who speak different languages and to one across the ocean that’s at war. We start to realize how similar we all are.”
Paisley’s relationship with President Zelenskyy grew from his participation in the ‘Ukraine: Answering the Call’ charity telethon in 2022 which aired in America. Last month, Paisley was named an ambassador for UNITED24.
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