Though he's developed a healthy sideline over the last few years co-hosting the Country Music Assn. Awards with Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley turned up Sunday night on that show's rival broadcast, the Academy of Country Music Awards.
So far, so good, right?
One of country music's smartest, most charismatic stars, Paisley improves any awards show on which he appears -- and with performances such as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's weirdly wooden "Meanwhile Back at Mama's," the ACMs needed more help than most.
But if Paisley's signature smirk...