07/10/2015

Brad Paisley Gets Himself Into Top Shape for Animated Video

Courtesy - CMT.com

In the music video for Brad Paisleys latest single, Crushin It, several of countrys biggest hitmakers are reimagined as superheroes brought together to save the day.

Paisley not only co-wrote, co-produced and recorded the catchy summer tune, but he also completely animated the video himself on his very own laptop computer.

Theres also something really fun about knowing that this is all mine, he recently told CMT Hot 20 Countdown. Like it says at the end, you know, his fault my fault. So I did all this. I drew all these people. No one to blame but me.

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Paisley says the video-making process even led to some unexpected family time with his two sons, Huck and Jasper.

When I started working on this cartoon, there were a lot of days that were spent with me sitting at the kitchen table with this computer and them with paper and crayons and stuff. I was drawing country music superheroes, and they were drawing Spiderman. And its something Ill never forget. Its a good memory for me.

Paisley admits it took some work to get his fellow artists features just right during the animation.

When you think about Luke Bryan, you gotta get the teeth right, he said. Its also about the relationship between where the eyes the ears and the nose and the mouth. I would draw it, and I would look at, like, George Strait. And I would think, No, still not, and you would move his eye like that much higher and it would be, like, Thats it!

And I dont know why, but its interesting how subtle some of those things are. George Strait wasnt easy, as you could imagine. Hes not an easy person to draw.

Paisley admits there were a few benefits to animating the video alone, especially when he was transforming himself into a superhero.

Everybody said, Youre really buff in this. And I said, Of course I am. Its my damn cartoon, he joked.

If you wanna be buff in real life, work out. If you wanna be buff in my cartoon, be nice. Play along.

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