Joe Walsh Trades Licks With Brad Paisley During CMT ‘Artist of the Year 2011′ Ceremony
Joe Walsh jammed with one of the great guitarists in country music on Tuesday night, during the broadcast of CMT's 'Artist of the Year' ceremony. The pre-taped performance with Brad Paisley began with Walsh's hit 'Life's Been Good,' before going into Paisley's 'Camouflage.'
While often this type of cameo feels contrived by a network eager to maximize an audience, Walsh genuinely seemed to enjoy playing with Paisley. He sang along to the Paisley hit -- a tribute to God's greatest creation: camouflage -- and traded solos. It was Telecaster vs. Les Paul on stage during the three song medley, which finished with the closing credits and the audience of country hot shots on their feet.
Walsh sounded as good singing the opening stanzas of 'Life's Been Good' as he did playing the familiar riff. The only awkward part of the performance was William Shatner's spoken word breakdown of one of Paisley's verses. The two guitarists roared with laughter as he finished however, and in a strange Shatner kind of way, it worked.
This is far from the first time Walsh has teamed up with a country superstar. In 2007 he played on the Kenny Chesney song 'Wild Ride.' Fellow Eagle Don Henley appears on Paisley's most recent album 'This is Country Music.'
Watch Joe Walsh Perform With Brad Paisley at the 2011 CMT 'Artists of the Year' Ceremony