Only ET was with the country star in San Diego last week, where he filmed his latest music video aboard the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier and alongside the iconic Unconditional Surrender kissing statue. The song, "Love and War," serves as the title track for Paisley's 11th studio album (out Friday) and delivers a pointed message regarding the treatment of vets right here at home with the chorus: "They say all is fair in love and war, but that ain't true, it's wrong. They send you off to die for us, forget about you when you don't."
"I think the message is, really, we can do better," Paisley says. "We can do a lot better when it comes to taking care of veterans. I don't think there's anyone who would disagree with that. There's a line in the song which is one of my favorite lines, 'We pin some medals on their chest, give them a little pension, could we do much less?' It feels like we should be giving these people the moon! They should be getting anything they need from us."