The term “halfway” must not be anywhere close to Brad Paisley’s vocabulary. As many…MOST…country stars are doing their part to keep fans engaged and entertained with from-home virtual concerts, Brad did the same, including special guests Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Chris Young, and welcoming an adorable, but somewhat “stuffy” audience…all while maintaining safe social distancing.
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Brad held his virtual concert from his home studio surrounded by a collection of stuffed toys and one….zombie mannequin? With wife Kimberly Williams Paisley operating the camera, the singer generated a truckload of fun and music, ripping through his a list of requests that fans had been creating since the day before.
The playlist including many of Brad’s big hits and fan favorites. He kicked off the show with his uplifting “Mud On the Tires.” before bringing Carrie in for a screen-to-screen…to screen…performance of “Remind Me.” Continuing for nearly an hour, Brad punctuated performances with a canned applause track that, while likely intended to be cheesy, actually created an even greater sense of community.
While Brad and Tim had never previously released a single together, they took on George Strait’s “The Fireman,” then Chris took a turn with the hilarious country star for a laugh-filled rendition of “Still a Guy” that featured a cameo from Chris’ gorgeous German Shepherd, Porter.
As he began to wind his show down, one of the requests was for his version of “In The Garden,” that he included on his debut album. Brad grew emotional as her performed the song and ended saying, “it has new meaning to me.”
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Of course, he ended on a high note with an anthem for future parties and hand sanitizer — “Alcohol.”
Keep watching for more of these shows as country stars do their best to help their fans through these trying days of confinement.