"Brad Paisley might be his generation’s most staunch traditionalist, who simultaneously is able to stay current on the charts. He’s able to walk a fine line between being of the past, and being of the present. He’s able to sound like both Buck Owens and Don Rich rolled into one, a man who can work his voice and his Telecaster into overdrive serving as his own ace guitarist, but who will also record with LL Cool J. Paisley hit his tallest peak — which he hasn’t even really begun to descend — with his best-selling and beloved LP ‘5th Gear.’ It’s a bursting-at-the-seams album with 19 songs and 73 minutes, nearly testing the bounds of the CD format and now appearing on vinyl for the first time."