Brad Paisley Talks About Opening for the Rolling Stones in New Video

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The Rolling Stones have given us a new video from their Zip Code tour. This one comes on the heels of Wednesday’s stop at Nashville’s LP Field and features country star Brad Paisley talking about what it’s like to serve as their opening act.

“It’s daunting” he says in the video above as “Torn and Frayed” plays in the background. “You’re opening for a band that people have waited their entire lifetime to see.”

Paisley, who, as he did in 2013, joined them for “Dead Flowers” after his set, then goes on to praise their frequent excursions into country music. “To me, it’s like they’re, like, the greatest rock band and one of the top five country bands, too. The reason they do it well is that they don’t change when they do something. It’s not like they try to morph into a total country band. They do it their way, but they’re playing music that’s undeniably country.”

We also see the many musicians who turned up for the concert, including Joe Walsh, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Jack White and Sheryl Crow, who sat in with the band for “All Down the Line” when Ultimate Classic Rock caught them in Chicago two summers ago.

“Nashville’s such a great musical city,” McGraw, who attended with his wife, Faith Hill, says, “and to have these guys come and play and be a part of our musical scene is pretty cool. Brad Paisley got up there a little. It’s good for us.”

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