Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The Tennessean And The New Yorker

It's always terrific when country music's brightest stars pop up in places where you'd never expect to see 'em. Brad Paisley obviously gets The New Yorker's Kelefa Sanneh (Profiles, “Man of Many Hats,” The New Yorker, August 2, 2010) seal of approval.

Paisley is thirty-seven years old and one of country music’s biggest stars; starting in 2006, he sent ten singles in a row to the top of the charts, something that hadn’t been done since the eighties. Onstage, he is never without a white cowboy hat, which has to be perfect. And, because he gives at least one hat away during every show, he requires a constant supply of perfect hats.

Kudos, Brad, on a terrific interview! (and, pretty fair cartoon captions too!)

PS: Last Saturday evening Paisley performed in Fairlea, WV as part of the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic. The rains came but didn’t quench the crowd’s enthusiasm or Paisley’s. Mother Nature must be a fan of his "H2O" theme too. Paisley’s Water World Tour continues this week with three dates in Texas – Hidalgo, Houston and Dallas.

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