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Brad Paisley is by far THE country guitar hero of our era. Brad came out of the gates firing on all cylinders and continues to shred faces. His first record blew me away and this lick is a nod to it.
In country music, it's common to start a solo on the 4 chord of the progression. Doing this mixes it up a bit and usually comes after a chorus. We're in the key of D, but the lick happens over a G chord and then resolves to the D.
For this example, I'm using a model of a Vox AC30, which is certainly a staple of the modern country sound.