7. Out In The Parkin' Lot (Duet With Alan Jackson)
8. Rainin' You
10. Love Is Neverending
11. Uncloudy Day
12. When I Get Where I'm Going' (Ft. Dolly Parton)
13. Easy Money
14. Time Warp
15. Time Well Wasted
Personnel: Brad Paisley (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric 12-string guitar, baritone guitar, mandolin); Brad Paisley (vocals, 12-string guitar, Ferrington high string); Dolly Parton (vocals); Michael "Mike Dee" Johnson, Michael Johnson (steel guitar, dobro); Randel Currie (steel guitar); Jim "Moose" Brown (piano, Hammond b-3 organ, keyboards, background vocals); Gordon Mote (keyboards); Kevin Grantt (double bass, upright bass, bass guitar, background vocals); Kenny Lewis (bass guitar, background vocals); Bobby Terry (bass guitar); Norah Lee Allen, Dennis J. McCall, 12 Steps, Rod Fletcher, Scott Hamilton , Carolee Cooper (background vocals); Gary Hooker (electric guitar, electric 12-string guitar, background vocals); James Burton (electric guitar); Jerry Douglas (dobro); Kendall Marcy (banjo, background vocals); Stuart Duncan (mandolin, fiddle); Bryan Sutton (mandolin); Justin Williamson (fiddle); Bernie Herms (piano); Eric Darken (vibraphone, percussion); Ben Sesar (drums); Wes Hightower (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Justin Niebank.
Recording information: Big Picture; Emerald Entertainment's Studio 6; The Castle Recording Studios; The Sound Kitchen, Nashville, TN; Thelma's East.
Brad Paisley's music is an interesting amalgam of country sub-genres, a paradigm all its own. He melds straightforward, pop-friendly New Country with clever, somewhat Lyle Lovett-like songwriting and the occasional flutter of Joe Maphis/Jimmy Bryant-style guitar virtuosity. Surprisingly or not, this country combo platter made Paisley a star, and TIME WELL WASTED continues in the aforementioned vein. While there are some fairly mainstream moments here that wouldn't ruffle the feathers of, say, the average Kenny Chesney fan, WASTED boasts plenty of smart, sassy tunes brimming with lyrical witticisms worthy of Tom T. Hall or Shel Silverstein. "Alcohol," for example, is a first-person narrative from the beverage's point of view, and in retrospect it's shocking that it took this long to get written. Guest shots from both Dolly Parton and Alan Jackson show that Paisley's work has earned respect from disparate corners of the country scene, a respect that's amply justified by TIME WELL WASTED.
Rolling Stone (No. 983, p.108) - 3.5 out of 5 stars - "...[A] cowboy-hat guy that even city-slickers can love."
Entertainment Weekly (No. 834, p.141) - "...[B]etween his penchant for comedy, honest romanticism, and fiery Fender Telecaster picking, Paisley's all about the joie shucks de vivre...." - Grade: A-
Mojo (Publisher) (p.105) - 3 stars out of 5 - "One of the most potent new names listed among the heirs to George Jones and Merle Haggard, Paisely's guitar-playing alone borders on the sensational..."