Brad Paisley and his fans took over the square in downtown Franklin for a music video shoot for the first track on his new album titled "Heaven South" from his album "Love and War", which will be released on Friday.
Paisley let his fans know over social media that they were invited to be a part of the music video, and all they had to do was show up in downtown Franklin at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
“I think it’s a good way for the fans just to be able to be a part of something that he’s doing, and him being able to make them fulfill some of their dreams," Jennifer Bozeman, a Brad Paisley fan, said.
Paisley drove in on the back of a pickup truck with his band, then made his way to the stage where he played his song "Heaven South" numerous times while the crews got all of the video they needed for the music video.
“I guess if you put up a PA in the middle of the town square, they’ll show up," Paisley joked following his performance.
In between the takes of "Heaven South" on stage, Paisley brought out some of his previous hits, including "Mud On The Tires," "Alcohol," and "River Bank."
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Paisley said he chose to film the music video in Franklin because it's the town he thinks of when he sings "Heaven South."
"The song's really about looking around and realizing that where we live and the blessings that we have, it really is another day in 'Heaven South,'" Paisley explained. "Franklin just epitomizes everything about this song to me, so I thought, well, let's do it in the square."
Paisley's new album "Love and War" has been set to be released on Friday, April 21.