The BP oil spill may have been plugged, but the Gulf Coast is still in dire need of some attention and morale boosting after its catastrophic last few months. Jimmy Buffett ignited a trend when he played a free concert in Gulf Shores, Ala. in support of the Gulf Coast, and now Brad Paisley will do the same.
Paisley, one of the hottest artists on the country music scene, will perform a free show in Alabama this October as part of the Concerts for the Coast live music series, joining rock band Bon Jovi as the next installments of the benefit concert series. Paisley's concert will take place Oct. 17, and judging from the overwhelming response Buffett's free show got earlier this summer, Paisley fans will want to jump on the chance to get Brad Paisley tickets to the Gulf extravaganza.
While Brad Paisley's upcoming Gulf Coast performance will bring concertgoers flocking to Gulf Shores in mid-October, the benefit show isn't the only way the country star is helping the U.S. bounce back from natural disaster damage. Paisley, whose most recent hit single is the aptly-named tune "Water," has also been a key figure in the aftermath of the spring 2010 Nashville flooding. He recently teamed up with relief efforts in Music City with the NASH20 organization, joining Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Vince Gill and Peter Frampton in donating instruments to raise money for ongoing flood relief.
Paisley is also currently on a nationwide trek with his H20 World Tour 2010, which has been blazing a path across the nation all summer long and will run through Nov. 20 with a closing performance in Tulsa, Okla. On top of this all, the prolific singer/songwriter has also recently been announced as co-host of the 2010 CMA Awards along with Carrie Underwood.
This will mark the third year in a row for Paisley and Underwood to co-host the event, and the fun-loving duo will bring laughs to the country music industry's biggest night yet again on Nov. 10, when the CMA Awards commence in Nashville.
He's now a hot seller on the country music circuit, but Brad Paisley's rise to the top of the industry didn't come overnight. The witty songwriter began his music career as a teenager in the band the C-Notes, but it was his opening act for the WWVA radio station's Saturday night broadcast "Jamboree USA" that scored him his first sweet drops of fame. After opening for several big country music acts and subsequently attending Nashville's own Belmont University, Paisley eventually snagged a record deal with Arista and began pumping out his own tunes in the late '90s.
Songs like "He Didn't Have to Be," "We Danced" and "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)" were early hits that helped propel Paisley's career, and soon enough the prolific vocalist was posting number ones across the charts. Since 1999, Paisley has secured numerous chart-topping singles and albums, even landing Grammy Awards in 2007 for the tune "Throttleneck," 2008 for "Cluster Pluck" and 2009 for "Letter to Me." His current and upcoming gigs in Nashville and beyond have only made Brad Paisley tickets more valuable than ever to attend his popular shows, and lucky for concertgoers Paisley is one country artist who promises to stick around the industry for several more years.