There isn’t much that contemporary country singer/songwriter Brad Paisley hasn’t conquered, but last week the Nashville superstar crossed a rare item off his bucket list when he got the chance to collaborate with none other than ’70s arena rocker Peter Frampton. Playing as part of the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Paisley and Frampton wowed their mobile audience on the Seminar’s annual boat ride down the Cumberland River. The musicians rocked out with 650 fans to both Paisley’s and Frampton’s classic tunes, including a riveting performance of Frampton’s classic-rock gem “Do You Feel Like We Do.” Paisley also unleashed “Then,” his newest single to soon be released.
When Brad Paisley was done taking the stage at the Country Radio Seminar event, other country music heavyweights Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson, Craig Morgan, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride and Montgomery Gentry all took turns passing around the mic, with Underwood and McBride joining Frampton for his classic tune “Baby, I Love Your Way” and Montgomery Gentry joining Steppenwolf vocalist John Kay for staple rock songs “Magic Carpet Ride” and “Born to Be Wild.”
While the performance at the Country Radio Seminar gave Brad Paisley a short break from his own hectic touring schedule, the singer/songwriter extraordinaire was back at it just days later, rounding out his winter tour alongside Dierks Bentley and Darius Rucker in Nashville two days after his Seminar performance. Paisley is gearing up for another tour to take him through the summer, so if you missed him the first time around get Brad Paisley tickets and see him in his element.
Paisley, a West Virginia native, got his musical start doing exactly what he preaches in his latest single “Start a Band,” striking up his first music group called the C-Notes in his teenage years before gaining fame on the Wheeling radio station WWVA during its Saturday night broadcast Jamboree USA. After attending Nashville’s Belmont University, Paisley scored a songwriting deal with EMI before finally launching his own solo career in 1999 after signing with Arista, releasing his debut solo album Who Needs Pictures to critical acclaim.
Thanks to initial hit singles “He Didn’t Have to Be” and “We Danced,” Paisley was propelled into the mainstream country music scene and followed up his initial success with 2001’s Part II. Paisley’s sophomore effort contained the smash singles “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)” and “Wrapped Around,” posting up more Top Five hits on the Billboard charts while also establishing Brad Paisley as an incredible singer with an ingenious songwriting talent.
Since 2001, Brad Paisley has scored the number one position on the country charts with every successive album released to date, including 2003’s Mud on the Tires, 2005’s Time Well Wasted, 2007’s 5th Gear and 2008’s Play. Paisley’s most recent releases to score number ones on the country singles charts include “The World,” “Letter to Me,” “Online,” “Ticks,” “I’m Still a Guy,” “Start a Band” and “Waitin’ On a Woman.” Brad Paisley’s live performances have proven to be almost as popular as his records, and concert tickets to a boot-stompin’ Paisley show are available online.