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Brad Paisley is Coming to Wake!

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Wake Forest chapter.

There’s exciting news in the Forest: Brad Paisley is performing a FREE concert for the Wake Forest community on Saturday, October 10 on Manchester Plaza.  Paisley will be joined by upcoming country star Eric Paslay.

Unfortunately, tickets for the event are no longer available online. However, each student had the chance to request up to TWO free tickets, so check with your friends for an extra one! Extra tickets will also be available for pick-up between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM from Monday, October 3 until Thursday, October 8 at the Bridger Field House box office at BB&T Field.

Now, collegiettes, we want to give you a breakdown of what to look forward to at this fun event!

Career Highlights:

Brad Paisley emerged on the country music market in the early 2000s, when he released his first solo album, Who Needs Pictures (1999).  From there, his career skyrocketed, and he has remained successful ever since.  Paisley has released 10 albums, all of which have been ranked extremely well on the country music charts.  At the age of eight, Paisley began playing guitar, and, by age 10, he was performing for his local church in Glen Dale, West Virginia.  He now holds three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and two American Music Awards. 

Songs to Listen to: 

“Perfect Storm” Moonshine in the Trunk (2014)

“Crushin’ It” Moonshine in the Trunk (2014)

“Whiskey Lullaby” Mud on the Tires (2003)

“River Bank” Moonshine in the Trunk (2014)

“She’s Everything” Time Well Wasted (2005)

More Than a Musician:

Brad Paisley has generated a multifaceted career that has far surpassed his singer/songwriter roots.  Thus far, he has appeared on the Cars 2 soundtrack and has made voice appearances on the comedy show South Park.  He has also written a music memoir titled Diary of a Player, which was co-authored by music-journalist David Wild. 

Paisley’s music has gained global popularity, and he continues to create innovative music in order to keep his fans interested.  Brad Paisley’s success has been far-reaching, and he will hopefully continue to amaze us in the future. So, Deacs, get ready for a wild night as Brad Paisley crushes it on the lower quad!