updated 03/24/2010 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/24/2010 AT 8:15 AM ET
Safe to say Brad Paisley won’t be ditching his country career for politics anytime soon.
“I’m uncomfortable campaigning,” the singer-songwriter – and nominee for the ACM’s Entertainer of the Year award – said in Franklin, Tenn., at a party this week in honor of his two No. 1 songs, “Welcome to the Future” and “American Saturday Night.”
“Honestly, I don’t like that part of it. I understand that people love to get involved and it’s cool that they can, but vote for who you want.”
Paisley, 37, is actually one of eight country artists in the running for the top honor at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, airing Sunday, April 18, on CBS at 8 p.m./7 p.m. Central, with Reba McEntire as host.
The award – the ACM’s top honor – is selected by fans via an online ballot, with voting to begin April 1.