BRAD PAISLEY is hosting a one-hour TV Special later this season on ABC.

“Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special” will have musical performances, surprises . . . and something they’re calling “heartfelt field pieces.”  It sounds like an old-fashioned variety show to me . . . especially when you consider his A-list guests.

He’ll be joined by Hootie & The BlowfishTim McGraw, the Jonas BrothersKelsea BalleriniPeyton Manning“The Bachelor’s” Chris Harrison, and even Carrie Underwood herself.

Here’s Brad’s “funny” statement. “Wait, I thought it was called the Brad Paisley Special.  Who added the ‘Thinks He’s’?  Oh well, I’m still psyched.”

If you add this to Brad’s comedy series that he’s developing for Amazon, it’s not a stretch to think that he’s decided to move on from the CMAs.