Brad Paisley's 'Party' Tour Begins with Chart Topper
Benjamin Franklin said that nothing in this world is certain except for death and taxes. Right now it appears that you can also add Brad Paisley making it to No. 1 as one of the certainties.
This week Brad Paisley and Keith Urban’s duet, “Start A Band,” topped Billboard’s country single chart, which gave Brad nine non-holiday No. 1 hits in a row. No one else has been able to accomplish that feat in the 19 years since Billboard starting using their BDS computerized monitoring system.
It’s great timing as well, as Paisley is preparing for the new leg of his Paisley Party Tour, starting in Southhaven, Mississippi. Dierks Bentley will open, and either Crystal Shawanda or Darius Rucker will be in the third slot, which will depend on the market. The tour will be on the road through March 14.
Paisley said about Dierks, we have been friends a long time before he had a deal. At the Grand Ole Opry, he gave me a tape. That was one of the very few times I was able to call someone after listening to their tape to say, this is really great. I left a message for him saying, good luck. This is really great. I think you will do great. Of course he did actually do great. He is a really great artist. We will have a ball. It is going to be a really great fit in terms of the fans. My fans will love him.
Paisley is very aware that due to the poor economy, most people who do show up at his concerts will need to some how extend themselves in order to be able to pay for their tickets. He promises he will not disappoint them.
He says, I want to really give the fans their money’s worth. I want to try to be as creative as possible. It is all about going out to do my best and give them the coolest and biggest show that we possibly can.