Caught up on all your summer reading? In an exclusive interview, Brad Paisley says he dedicated summer 2014 to making himself an open book with the Moonshine in the Trunk web leaks, commitments to ABC’s Rising Star and shenanigans on the Country Nation tour. Brad Paisley says he wanted to connect with fans on a deeper level. “It’s been a summer of really sort of being hands-on with how I present myself and how I reach people whether that be shaking hands with soldiers in Afghanistan which is sort of the way summer started for me on Memorial Day, all the way through to being on Rising Star and all the way through the leaking, and a selfie with Westboro Baptist, I think people have gotten to know me better to know me this summer than they have in maybe a decade.” Moonshine in the Trunk is available now. Brad hits ABC’s The View and Good Morning America this morning.