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Brad Paisley Talks Race & Guns On CNN’s Piers Morgan [VIDEO]

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Brad Paisley talked about ‘one of the touchiest subjects there is‘ with Piers Morgan; race. Paisley tried to ask the ‘really hard questions, even from opposing points of view, to see what discussions transpired‘ with his latest album Wheelhouse.

One of the songs on the album is called ‘Accidental Racist’ that he recorded with rapper L.L Cool J, and he says he learned a lot from the song. ‘What I learned after ‘Accidental Racist,’ is this is a subject, unlike cheating, heartbreak or anything where you can sing and say here’s how I fell and everybody says sure, this, when you sing a song about it, everybody says how dare you speak for us. It’s like, we were just trying to have a conversation and that’s the tension of the world we live in.’

Paisley also addressed the recent school shootings and admits arming teachers may not be the best way to keep kids safe. He says he’d be concerned sending his sons to a school where teachers are armed. ‘I would want to know each of these teachers. I would want to know who they are and more about them than just the statistics. As a dad, it really is very personal for every one of these people, but it’s their school.’

Brad has another idea to keep kids safe in school, ‘When you walk into Wal-Mart and you’ve got somebody handing out cheese, who’s a retiree, because they want to be around people. We have so many retired police officers in this nations, that may be a great use.’

Paisley isn’t one to shy away from controversial issues. He was one of the first to speak out against the Rolling Stone magazine cover that featured the Boston Bomber.

Brad will perform his latest song ‘I Can’t Change the World‘ on NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent tonight at 9.

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