Brad Paisley Joining American Idol?

Brad Paisley. photo credit: Jim Shea.

Rumors have been flying for days now on who will be the replacement for Steven Tyler on American Idol next season, and many country stars have found their names in the mix. A report out now from Deadline is saying that Brad Paisley is being strongly considered for the new judge on the hit reality singing competition.

Brad has performed on American Idol in the past, and co-hosts the Country Music Association (CMA) awards with former winner Carrie Underwood. There’s been quite a few successful country acts to come from Idol – Kelly Clarkson, Kellie Pickler, Carrie, Casey James, Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery, all started their careers on the show.

Brad’s former tour mate, Blake Shelton, is currently one of the four coaches on The Voice.

What do you think about Brad being a judge? Do you think it will steal viewers back from The Voice or are you sick of Idol?

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