Released in advance of his Love and War
album, Brad Paisley penned this seize-the-moment song with Chris DuBois and Ashley Gorley. Other Paisley singles penned by the trio include "American Saturday Night
" and "Then
"Today" is a sentimental song about love and living in the moment, but the lyric also points to a significant day in Paisley's life, which he sings of in the chorus,
The memory of a day like today
Can get you through the rest of your life
Paisley said that he's keeping the meaning of the memorable day "under wraps" because he wants listeners to be able to have their own interpretations of it.
Fans made their own interpretations of the memorable day that Paisley sings of and flooded his Facebook page with wedding proposals, first dances at weddings and baby births,
"I have seen and read the posts and I'm thrilled that the song and video is touching a chord with so many," Paisley said. "'Today' means a lot to me and I'm glad it's a favorite of so many so soon."
Brad Paisley revealed to Billboard magazine that the memorable day he is singing of is April 17, 2009, the date his son Jasper Warren was born. He explained: "My wife [actress Kimberly Williams Paisley] had an emergency C-section, and I go from a birthing suite to scrubs and an operating table. Then I'm handed this child. There's something about that moment I wouldn't change for anything."
Jasper Warren was named after his great grandfather, Warren Jarvis, who bought Paisley his first guitar.