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Country music guitar slinger Brad Paisley already has a ton on his plate as he feverously prepares for his much-anticipated hosting gig at “The 51st Annual CMA Awards” on Nov. 8. Yet, when Brad is given the chance to pay tribute to our country’s military, he steps right up.


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And that’s exactly what he was doing on Nov. 6 when Brad joined music legend John Fogerty on the Battleship USS Iowa in Los Angeles for a 14-song set that included a fiery version of Credence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son.” The concert was filmed and partially broadcast as part of “Jimmy Kimmel Live’s” concert series, with all 14 performances now on Jimmy’s YouTube page.

“What’s gonna be fun is, right now, somewhere in the world, there are about five or six hundred bands covering this song, and we’re the only one right now with [Fogerty],” Brad said before launching into a performance of “Proud Mary.”

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The two also took on a number of Brad’s songs, including “Alcohol,” “Mud on the Tires” and “Love and War,” where lyrics such as “they ship you out to die for us, but forget about you when you don’t” hit home in the patriotic setting.

Tricia Despres is the contributing editor for Rare Country, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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