Chrystal heads out to review YTC’s first ever Country Music concert with Brad Paisley at the Sommet Center in Nashville and get fan reviews of the show.
I don’t know a single Brad Paisley song by heart. I had heard his name, but never paid much attention until I moved to Nashville.
A couple of weeks ago, I was blessed to be invited to some big events at the Country Radio Seminar. I met Reba McEntire at a sneak peek listening event of her new album. I saw Tim McGraw (with special guest, Randy Owen from Alabama) play his new album live…so new that he needed the lyrics on a music stand. I saw the New Faces concert with Kellie Pickler, The Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Chuck Wicks, and James Otto.
However, the highlight of the week for me was the Sony Music cruise featuring Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Gretchen Wilson, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, John Kay from Steppenwolf, Peter Frampton, and many more. It was amazing. That’s when I finally noticed Paisley. He played that guitar like a rock star, not at all how I thought a Country musician would play. Also, Paisley sang a song on the boat that Paul Williams at Sony described as “the wedding song of 2009.” The song is called “Then,” and was made available today on iTunes. I saw it performed for the first time live on the boat (yeah, I’m bragging), but you can see Brad sing it tomorrow night (March 18th) on American Idol.
Saturday night’s show at the Sommet Center was incredible. I didn’t know the songs, and was completely engaged the entire time. He had the most entertaining light show I have ever seen. Not as intense and advanced as Nine Inch Nails, but some of the same concepts. Lights and screens surrounded the stage – top, bottom, center, and sides.
The movies that went along with the songs were well produced, relative, relevant, and incorporated many celebrity appearances: Alison Krauss, Keith Urban, BB King, Taylor Swift, just to name a few. There was also an animation by Brad Paisley (Did he really create that? ‘Cause it was AWESOME). The video for Letter to Me displayed pictures of Paisley and the band as teenagers. Brad was one goofy looking dude. J
I cried a few times. Waitin’ on a Woman and When I Get Where I’m Going were serious tearjerkers. When I Get Where I’m Going was a memorial video displaying pictures of some of Paisley’s idols that passed away. I was so happy to see Steve Erwin the Crocodile Hunter. I adored Erwin so much. R.I.P.
Besides being an amazing show, the crowd and energy was off the charts. I mean, this is Nashville. The town was a nuthouse after the show. I’m so happy I got in. Thanks to the dude that sold me the ticket, and also to the couple that hooked me up with their stub because they had to leave early. Sweet upgrade! – Chrystal
“Mud on The Tires”
“Better Than This”
“Waitin’ on a Woman”
“I’m Still a Guy”
“Letter to Me”
“Start a Band”
“I’m Gonna Miss Her”
Acoustic set with:
“King of the Road”
“When I Get Where I’m Going”
“Let the Good Times Roll”
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