Brad Paisley being eyed for 'Idol' gig?
July 25th, 2012
10:56 AM ET

Brad Paisley being eyed for 'Idol' gig?

There's still one more seat open at "American Idol's" judges' table, and Deadline reports that Fox is seriously considering adding country star Brad Paisley to the mix.

Considering that some of "Idol’s" most successful acts - including Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery and Kellie Pickler - are country stars, Deadline speculates that Paisley could be a good move, as the genre clearly has appeal with "Idol's" audience.

There's also the success of country music's Blake Shelton on NBC's “The Voice” to consider.

No one from Fox or Paisley’s camp has commented on the speculation, and Paisley's actually on tour until November. While that would potentially make it hard for him to join the series during its normal audition period, it looks like the Grammy winner could be free and clear by the time "Idol" hits the airwaves again at the start of next year.

soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. $NAPP$

    I think it’s a great step for American Idol to get Brad Paisley onboard. He’s a great singer and he has several hit songs on the charts, which makes him knowledgeable and he knows how the business works. I can’t wait to see if he takes the job and watch a dynamite duo with Mariah Carey as well. I will love the show more now that I can use the Auto Hop feature to skip the commercials too. I’ve been using the Auto Hop feature to skip commercials after my coworker at Dish showed me its function. It's a feature you can enable to automatically skip the commercials or watch them on primetime shows. The Hopper’s auto hop feature, still allows networks to advertiser their commercials, this feature eliminates the hassle of manually fast forwarding commercials, which's what most of us do. It’s wonderful, not having to worry about skipping the commercials and it gives my remote a break.

    July 28, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. MR

    Bring Reba !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She'll be funny, sassy and can give great input to the contestents.

    July 27, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LeAnn

    Idol just became my favorite all-time show. Heck, I think I'll even try to sing

    July 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Shelly

    Love him! Love him! Love him!

    July 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rebbeca

    Not a country music lover myself but he may do an ok job although i think they need someone who has more expreience in producing also. Lets face it the show went down hill when Simon left and nothing or no-one is going to save it. J-Lo was way too nice everyone was great! Tyler was also too nice and Randy...well what up dog needs to go!

    July 26, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Observer

    Seriously. G R E A T choice. I'd tap that!

    July 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJ

      Me too! He's yummy! I'm afraid he's too big for me though! He might hurt!

      July 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jen

    I hate country music. I'd never watch again.

    July 25, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Booo

    No... But I haven't watched since Simon left, so whatever.

    July 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. LucyRicardo

    He would be a good choice - certainly better than Charlie Sheen or Jerry Lewis. Are you listening, Lithgoe??????

    July 25, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Carla

    Brad Paisley would be a wonderful judge. He knows music. If anyone knows him then you know he is a fantastic musician. I would definately watch American Idol if he is on it. He would be a terrific judge.

    July 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carla

      Plus, I hear he's H U N G like a bull!

      July 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • ¤¥¤

      Hung like a bull-huh,,,,, now that's interesting. Do bulls have..big...well you know? I knows horses are hung but a bull...I don't know. Darn you Carla, now I have to Google this bc my twisted mind got to know.

      July 25, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • ¤¥¤

      I"ll have to say the horse

      July 25, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • ah...

      My neighbor had a couple of bulls. I think the bull would win. I've had horses most of my life, so I know a thing or two. Either way, they are both huge, so it's an honor to be compared to either one of them. lol

      July 25, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • ¤¥¤

      Oooo..well stupid me. Guess Google didn't had good shot

      July 26, 2012 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  11. g

    i don't like him

    July 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Michelle

    He would be great! He's got a great sense of humor and certainly knows the business. Not to mention he's a great musician.

    July 25, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  13. mikrik13

    I would be amazed if Mr. Paisley would wish to participate as a judge, but I am glad to see a country artist in consideration. We all know the disdain Simon Cowell held for country musicians/music.

    July 25, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  14. Observer

    GREAT choice!

    July 25, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |

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