News

Brad Paisley pays tribute to firefighters with ‘Planes’ song

Brad Paisley pays tribute to firefighters with ‘Planes’ song

HE'S 'ALL IN:'Brad Paisley wrote two songs for the upcoming Disney movie "Planes: Fire & Rescue." Photo: Associated Press

Brad Paisley jumped at the chance to write and record a new tune for animated sequel “Planes: Fire & Rescue” because it gave him the opportunity to pay tribute to his firefighter dad.

The country star has recorded two new songs for the film’s soundtrack, but one, “All In,” is extra special.

He explains, “My father’s a firefighter. He was my whole life. And my brother-in-law and several family members are firefighters. I was really honored to pay tribute to them.

“I sat down after seeing a rough cut of the movie and it came to me very quickly. My dad was president of the volunteer fire department, which was within walking distance to our house. I spent several days of each week there with him.

“It’s a strange and wonderful mentality that these people have. They get so excited about that opportunity to help. My favorite line in the song is, ‘Where there’s smoke and flames, and everybody needs out, I’m all in’.”

The “Celebrity” hitmaker also voices a pick-up truck in the film.

Latest Stories

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties

29N Traffic Light Synchronization Work Begins In October

Traffic Signal (from clipart)

Work on synchronizing the traffic signals along 29 North gets underway in October.

in Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence threatens action over nude photos

jlaw

Lawrence's representative has threatened to prosecute those behind a nude photo leak affecting dozens of A-list celebrities.

in Albemarle County, Local

Dozens Hired As New Albemarle Teachers

Albemarle Schools Logo

The Albemarle school system has signed contracts with 115 new teachers with more hiring to come.

in Local, Virginia Assembly

More Court Filings In Same-Sex Marriage Case

gavel

Two clerks of circuit court have filed more paperwork in the Virginia same-sex marriage case.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Uber Taxi Alternative Comes To Charlottesville

WINA logo

There's a new option for those who use taxicabs to get around town.