There were rumors last week that Brad Paisley was in talks to possibly become a judge on the next season of American Idol, and sources have confirmed to The Country Vibe that Brad and his people will indeed be in Los Angeles this week meeting with top Idol executives about having him join the show. Toby Keith recently revealed to Inland Empire Weekly that he was approached by Idol about joining the show in early July. He says he turned them down because he didn’t have enough time to make such a big commitment. Plus, Toby said he prefers to watch sports on TV so he hasn’t kept up with American Idol because he’s usually watching either football or baseball.
If Brad Paisley does join American Idol, he will join Mariah Carey, who recently signed on as a judge for season 12, which kicks off in January.