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The rumor is that Paisley was in contention to judge this season before Keith Urban took the bait (Paisley must be breathing a sigh of relief every day). Urban hasn't stated whether he's returning, but if he doesn't, Paisley would be an excellent representative for the country community. Some of "AI's" biggest successes have been in the country arena, so having someone as smart, even-tempered, and as talented as Paisley would be the right call.
- Melinda Newman