Like many artists, Brad Paisley is turning to live streaming while practicing social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The superstar hosted a live concert from his living room on Thursday evening (March 19) and surprised fans with virtual special guests Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Chris Young.
With his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, assisting with the live stream production, Paisley performed a 60-minute, 11-song acoustic set. After kicking things off with his hit “Mud On The Tires,” Paisley then dialed in Underwood, who answered the face time call from her kitchen while making dinner.
“I’d invite you over but…” she said.
“Yeah, we’re not supposed to do that,” Paisley quipped.
The longtime friends then joined forces to sing their 2011 duet, “Remind Me.”
After taking a request from a fan, Paisley called McGraw.
“So they requested a George Strait song but I don’t have George’s number but I have yours so…,” Paisley told McGraw, who laughed saying, “Oh well I don’t either. If I had George’s number I’d bother him all the time.”
The pair granted that fan’s request by singing George Strait’s 1984 single “The Fireman.”
Before closing out the live stream by singing his hits like “Waitin’ On A Woman” and “Then,” Paisley was joined by Young for a performance of “I’m Still A Guy.”
“I hope you had fun,” Paisley shared when closing out the live session. “Thank you guys for joining us, maybe we’ll do this again sometime and thanks to my camera person over there [referencing his wife]. Listen, everybody, God bless you, be safe and really, really be safe out there, social distance.”