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Brad Paisley, ‘American Saturday Night’ (Arista Nashville)

Nashville’s number-one guy is its most consistent superstar: On American Saturday Night, Paisley extends a hot streak began with 2003’s Mud on the Tires, singing about regular life in the USA wit and charm that make suburbs sound like heaven on earth. He even offers the first great country of the Age of Obama two-part “Welcome Future,” where civil rights and goodnight kisses point the way toward better tomorrow.