(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and
out of the spotlight.)
Lauren Alaina is gunning for Brad
Paisley as a judge on American Idol.
“I think that would be really cool. He has a great personality and
every time I’ve talked with him he’s been super nice. He is really cool. I think that would be a good move for the show,”
the former Idol contestant turned country singer told CMT Radio.
So far, no other artists that I know of have
spoken up about Paisley’s possible invitation to sit at the judges table with Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey. I wonder what
American Idol winner Scotty McCreery would think. He’s been
touring with Paisley all summer and would probably have some great insight into how he would fit into that panel.
still no official word on all this talk, but if it does happen, I think it would make a whole bunch of country fans extremely
happy, proud and feeling very well-represented.
In other American Idol judge recruitment news, Toby
Keith was reportedly offered the job. He
turned down the offer due to scheduling conflicts.