Brad Paisley's new duet with Carrie Underwood, 'Remind Me,' was inspired by some non-country artist.
"People like Eminem, Kanye [West], Jay-Z and people will do stuff that incorporate a female singing some lyrics, where they sing this part that's sort of from the woman's perspective," Brad says (quote via Duluth, Minn., radio station KTCO 98.9). "That's an untapped thing that we need to try a little more of in this format ... an actual duet written to be that, that doesn't work any other way."
Brad hopes to continue to be inspired by singers from other genres. "I like pop albums, too!" he admits. "I want to hear the Lady Gaga album. I want to hear what she did. I may or may not like it, but it's an album, and certainly she has a vision. Same with Coldplay and their next record, or whatever it might be."
Brad has praise for Carrie too. "We just get along great and sing great together," notes Brad. "She's probably pretty much my first choice to sing with when it comes to a duet with a woman like that. We just sort of share the same values and get along that well. I just don't think there's a better singer than her, so it's sort of selfish to be able to sing with her and perform."