Country Throwback: Carrie Underwood Goes Muddin’ With Brad Paisley in His Truck for TV Special

by Emily Morgan

Brad Paisley may talk a big game in “Mud on the Tires,” but nothing could’ve prepared Paisley when he went mudding with longtime friend, Carrie Underwood. The hilarious moment appears in the ABC series: Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special. The show with Underwood debuted on Dec 3, 2019. 

“I had this idea for Carrie where I thought I’d take her out of her comfort zone,” Paisley tells Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton. “My plan was to take her out in a truck to do some mudding. But that’s not what happened.”

Brad Paisley On Carrie Underwood’s Driving: ‘She Scared The Living Heck Outta Me’

“She took over the wheel, and she scared the living heck outta me,” Paisley describes. “I’ve never seen the redneck side of her to this degree. There’s a lot of screaming, and it’s not her. Let’s just say I’m not acting in this segment.”

Carrie Underwood and Paisley have been longtime friends for years. They’ve recorded duets, and the duo has even hosted the CMA Awards together. 

“Hey! You done paid off this truck, right?” Carrie Underwood asks after hitting quite a few bumps in the road. 

A split-second later, the camera catches Paisley looking nauseous as Underwood laughs and continues driving.

“I’m gonna throw up!” he said. 

The segment is a hilarious country music take on the Netflix series, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffe. But instead of coffee and a sportscar, the two were in a truck with sweet tea.

Carrie Underwood’s driving is insane as she performs donuts, spin outs, and even gets air at one point in the clip. After the wild ride was over, Underwood made sure to point out the wet spot on Paisley’s jeans, which he described as spilled sweet tea, or so he says. 

Paisley’s New Show To Showcase Nashville’s Energy

In a press release from ABC, the network also says the show will “showcase the energy of Music City from Nashville’s iconic War Memorial Auditorium through a combination of Paisley’s signature humor, unexpected surprises, heartfelt field pieces, and rousing musical performances.”

In addition to Carrie Underwood, other guests for what Paisley calls “part late-night show in primetime, part awards show where nobody loses” will include Kelsea Ballerini, Hootie & the Blowfish, Jonas Brothers, Tim McGraw, and Peyton Manning.

“I don’t know how I got it, but I’m glad they gave me enough rope to hang myself,” Paisley told Helton about his special. “But it was nice of ABC to let me do this. It must be some sort of charity. They must need a write-off!”