(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and
out of the spotlight.)
I haven’t even unpacked my Halloween decorations yet, much less thought about Christmas.
But Brad Paisley and Colbie
Caillat are one step (OK, maybe two or three steps) ahead of me. She has a new Christmas album out Tuesday (Oct. 23),
and Paisley joins
her on the “Merry Christmas Baby” track. “We did it in the style of Bruce Springsteen, where it has a little blues-rock-country
vibe to it,” she says of the track. She never met Paisley during the recording process, but loves how it all turned out. “His
voice was beautiful, and his guitar-playing licks are just incredible. This song has a country feel, for sure.” Caillat will
be doing some holiday season shows to promote the whole Christmas
in the Sand album, so watch her site for details.