Brad Paisley Picking "Rising Stars!"

Paisley heading to new competition show as a judge

Brad Paisley is apparently not satisfied with just being a country star.  Of course you may have noticed that these days, he's turning up on the small screen more often.  Well, he's now become the first judge named for the ABC summer singing competition, "Rising Star".  The other two judges to join him will be named soon. 


The show is being described as a live talent show that incorporates real-time voting by viewers using an App. A high-tech stage and screen will allow contestants to see how the voting is going while they are performing. The screen will go up and the competitors contestants will see the judges and studio audience, but only when the contestant receives enough votes.  The show originated first in Israel to great success, and is off to a great start now in Portugal.


By the by - Brad will also be a guest on the season finale of "Two And A Half Men" tonight - along with his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley. Check your local listings.