Brad Paisley Invites Darius Rucker, Kelsea Ballerini & Jonas Brothers to Join His Variety Special


Brad Paisley will return to television on Dec. 3 as part of an upcoming variety show, aptly titled Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special. The one-hour program, set to air on ABC, will showcase Paisley’s humor, music and plenty of surprises.

Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special includes a versatile lineup of special musical guests that range from country to pop as well as the entertainment world. Kelsea Ballerini, Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker and Carrie Underwood will make appearances on the show as well as Hootie & the Blowfish and Jonas Brothers. Additional guests include host of ABC’s The Bachelor franchise Chris Harrison and NFL legend Peyton Manning.

Paisley’s special was filmed at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium. The show will be produced by Sony Pictures Television. In a video clip, Paisley promises that “the music is gonna flip people out.”

“It’s a musical showcase,” Paisley continues. “My town, my friends … They’re all playing what they wanted to play and their way. I am blessed with incredible friends and I live in an incredible city that’s booming right now. By the end, I think if you watch this show, you’re going to want to come to Nashville.”

A behind-the-scenes clip about Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special is below.