I Wish You'd Stay
|"I Wish You'd Stay"|
|Single by Brad Paisley|
|from the album Part II|
|Released||August 12, 2002|
|Length||6:17 (album version)|
|Brad Paisley singles chronology|
"I Wish You'd Stay" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Brad Paisley. It was released in August 2002 as the fourth and final single from Paisley's album Part II and reached a peak of number 7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in early 2003. The song was originally released as the b-side to Paisley's previous single, "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)." Paisley wrote this song with Chris DuBois.
The song is a ballad, in which the narrator states that he hopes the person he's talking to (which is not specified if it's a significant other or child) finds love when he/she leaves his side, but he wishes the person would stay with him.
The music video was directed by Brad Paisley and Devin Pense and premiered on November 11, 2002 on CMT.
- Eddie Bayers – drums
- Glen Duncan – fiddle
- Kevin "Swine" Grantt – bass guitar
- Bernie Herms – piano, keyboards, string arrangements
- Wes Hightower – background vocals
- Mike Johnson – steel guitar
- Mitch McMitchen – percussion
- Brad Paisley – lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 6 string tic tac
- Justin Williamson – mandolin
Strings by Carl Gorodetsky and the Nashville String Machine
"I Wish You'd Stay" debuted at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 17, 2002.
|US Billboard Hot 100||57|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||7|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||47|
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- "Best of 2003: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2003. Retrieved July 13, 2012.
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