Death of a Married Man

Album: Wheelhouse (2013)
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  • This track features the comic actor Eric Idle. Paisley explained that the former ex-Monty Python comic's appearance was part of a set of challenges that he set himself on Wheelhouse. "Every song was meant to incorporate something new for me, and to take some sort of twist you don't expect," he said. "Whether that be the lyric or the loop or the guest, or a different format like rap, or getting a comedian like Eric Idle, it needed to spin your head around somewhere."

    "It's like my dog when you say his name followed by a command he doesn't understand," he added. "He's like, 'Huh?' And he turns his head a little sideways. That's what I wanted every song to do."
  • Paisley told The Boot about Eric Idle's guest appearance on this tune. "He drove to a studio in Hollywood and Skyped with me," he recalled. "I watched him do it live on the Internet. He takes you to that place that is the Beatles and Monty Python and Ringo and whatever that is. It's that irreverent British humor that I love and it feels so in keeping with 'I can't see this world unless I go outside my southern comfort zone.'"

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