If Brad Paisley's albums can't withstand the corrosive effects of Music Row's candy factory, no Nashville insider's can. Not only does this West Virginia native enamel them with as much raw inspiration and rigorous craft as any Nashville newcomer this decade, he regularly rinses the sugary coating off country's contemporary conventions with fresh, self-deprecating wit. So "Alcohol," the fast-rising first single off his new album, punches up a pint-wagging tune with Paisley's own virtuoso guitar and a lyric that sidesteps moral judgment for comical truth-telling in the voice of booze itself ("You've had some of the best times you'll never... More >>>