Wednesday night, [lastfm]Brad Paisley[/lastfm] brought the hits alive during his streaming Live on Letterman concert. A few hundred lucky superfans packed the Ed Sullivan Theater, and countless more fans online watched the streaming webcast. Don’t worry if you missed it, because you can watch the whole show on demand right here.
Whether you were lucky enough to be there in person or you watched from the comfort of your home or on your phone, it didn’t matter, as fans across the world were united by this intimate show from one of the greatest country performers of all time.
Brad sauntered through the crowd and onto the stage in his trademark cowboy hat and guitar in tow. From that first moment Brad appeared, it was a solid hour of full on country that felt like five minutes.
If ever there was any doubt that Brad Paisley is one of country music’s greatest guitarist, Brad settled that debate tonight with masterful fret work and a blistering solo on “Alcohol” and “Catch All the Fish” (which featured some great interplay with surprise guest Paul Shaffer on keyboards). But it wasn’t all just shredding and hard-driving country, Paisley proved that he’s the complete package with some seriously quick pickin’ on “Time Warp” and a sweet, tear-jerking acoustic rendition of “Anything Like Me.”
The crowd was in awe of Brad’s prowess, erupting in applause and cheers for their favorite tracks, but that wasn’t just limited to the fans at the theater either. You all chimed in on Twitter and Facebook, as the internet poured over with adoration for Brad. Here are some of our favorite comments from the viewers online:
Anstrum Johnson yay – Live Brad Paisley Concert!!!
Debbie Williams brad is fantastic he is keeping country country!
Vicki Lake you go, brad!! great guitar work !!
Debbie Williams Brad all by himself converted me to country music about 6 years ago and i would not go back for anything
texaslovesya This is why there are so many converts to country!
Laura Castner every time i see him i fall more and more in love<3
Vicki Lake dancing at my computer
thiswildflowr hes soo good.. thanks @donniewahlberg for letting us know
That’s right, even Donnie Whalberg tweeted about the show. Yes, that Donnie Whalberg.
In case you missed this epic event, flip through the gallery below and check out the set list. Plus, you can come back here later to watch it on demand! And scroll down to let you voice be heard in our Brad Paisley poll.
1. American Saturday Night
2. Catch all the Fish, Paul Schaffer (good guitar, great interplay with paul)
3. She’s Everything
4. Mud on the Tires
5. Time Warp
6. Anything Like Me
7. I’m Gonna Miss Her
8. Welcome to the Future