Best Brad Paisley TV Performances – Our Top Five
Brad Paisley’s onstage charm extends beyond the road and even to his performances on awards shows and TV specials. Paisley overcomes the limits of the medium, showing off his singing and powerhouse guitar playing while continuing to prove himself one of the most likeable and engaging performers in country music.
We put together this list of the top five Paisley TV performances of all time. Tell us what you think, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to register for your chance to fly to West Palm Beach, Fla. to see Paisley do his thing in person.
‘Waiting on a Woman’ at the CMA Awards (2009)
Paisley serves up tight bluegrass guitar rhythms and a serious rock-ballad solo in this performance of ‘Waiting on a Woman.’
‘Welcome to the Future’ at the CMA Awards (2009)
Paisley plays an old-fashioned country song – complete with fiddle and a wall of backwoods harmony – about cell phone games, videochats, and other surreal technologies of the ‘future.’
‘Working Man Blues’ Guitar Jam with Marty Stuart, Ricky Skaggs, Keith Urban and Steve Wariner on Opry Live (2010)
Five country guitar heroes, including Paisley, rip through the Merle Haggard classic, hitting more notes in five minutes than lesser guitar players play in their whole lifetimes.
‘Old Alabama’ with Alabama at the ACM Awards (2011)
Paisley brought back the classic country rock band Alabama, currently retired from touring, for a one-time-only onstage reunion.
‘I’m Gonna Miss Her’ on Opry Live (2008)
Paisley dedicated this version of his biggest hit to country legend Little Jimmy Dickens, who was celebrating his 60th year as a member of the Opry.
Did we miss any great Paisley TV moments? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to enter for a chance to see and meet Brad Paisley in West Palm Beach, Fla.