Ep.174 – Brad Paisley @ The Sommet Center – Nashville, TN

Poppinoff Mar 17th, 2009 | By
Category: Brad Paisley, Nashville, Sommet Center, Video Concert Reviews

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

Brad Paisley’s Nashville set list (From www.tennessean.com)

“Mud on The Tires”
“Better Than This”
“The World”
“Wrapped Around”
“Waitin’ on a Woman”
“Celebrity”
“Mr. Policeman”
“I’m Still a Guy”
“Letter to Me”
“Start a Band”
“I’m Gonna Miss Her”
“She’s Everything”
Instrumental
“Whiskey Lullaby”
Acoustic set with:
“King of the Road”
“The Chair”
“Dixieland Delight”
“Layla”
“When I Get Where I’m Going”
Full band:
“Online”
“Alcohol”
Encore:
“Ticks”
“Let the Good Times Roll”

Upcoming Tour Dates (from http://www.myspace.com/bradpaisley)
Jun 5 2009 8:00P
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, North Carolina
Jun 6 2009 8:00P
Time Warner Cable Pavilion at Walnut Creek Raleigh, North Carolina
Jun 12 2009 8:00P
Comcast Center Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 13 2009 8:00P
New England Dodge Music Center Hartford, Connecticut
Jun 18 2009 8:00P
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre St. Louis, Missouri
Jun 19 2009 8:00P
Riverbend Music Center Cincinnatti, Ohio
Jun 26 2009 8:00P
Country USA Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Jun 27 2009 8:00P
Chippewa Valley Country Festival Cadott, Wisconsin
Jul 10 2009 8:00P
DTE Energy Music Theatre Detroit, Michigan
Jul 11 2009 8:00P
Country Concert at Hickory Hills Lake Fort Loramie, Ohio
Jul 17 2009 8:00P
Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, Ontario
Jul 18 2009 8:00P
Bayfest Sarnia, Ontario
Jul 24 2009 8:00P
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Virginia Beach, Virginia
Jul 25 2009 8:00P
Nissan Pavilion Bristow, Virginia
Jul 26 2009 8:00P
Delaware State Fair Harrington, Delaware
Aug 7 2009 8:00P
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Chicago, Illinois
Aug 8 2009 8:00P
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Indianapolis, Indiana
Aug 14 2009 8:00P
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Darien Lakes, New York
Aug 15 2009 8:00P
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Camden, New Jersey
Aug 27 2009 8:00P
Crawford County Fairgrounds Meadville, Pennsylvania
Aug 28 2009 8:00P
Blossom Music Center Cleveland, Ohio
Aug 29 2009 8:00P
Bethel Woods Pavilion Bethel, New York
Aug 30 2009 8:00P
Champlain Valley Exposition Essex Junction, Vermont
Sep 2 2009 8:00P
Harbour Station St. John, New Brunswick
Sep 3 2009 8:00P
Bell Centre Montreal, Quebec
Sep 5 2009 8:00P
Allentown Fair Grandstand Allentown, Pennsylvania
Sep 12 2009 8:00P
Superpages.com Center Dallas, Texas
Sep 17 2009 8:00P
Journal Pavilion Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sep 18 2009 8:00P
Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre Denver, Colorado
Sep 19 2009 8:00P
USANA Amphitheatre Salt Lake City, Utah
Sep 25 2009 8:00P
Shoreline Amphitheatre San Francisco, California
Sep 26 2009 8:00P
Sleep Train Pavilion Sacramento, California
Oct 1 2009 8:00P
Cricket Pavilion Phoenix, Arizona
Oct 2 2009 8:00P
Cricket Amphitheatre San Diego, California
Oct 3 2009 8:00P
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine, California
Oct 15 2009 8:00P
Jacksonville Arena Jacksonville, Florida
Oct 16 2009 8:00P
Ford Amphitheatre Tampa, Florida
Oct 17 2009 8:00P
Cruzan Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, Florida
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