Just a couple nights after playing in Nashville, Tennessee at LP Field for the Country Music Awards Music Fest, Brad Paisley sweated it out and played to a sold-out, ruckus crowd at Wrigley Field in Chicago on his “Virtual Reality” summer tour. This was only the second time in Wrigley Field’s existence that it hosted a live country music concert. Paisley wasn’t alone either with special guests Miranda Lambert and Chris Young joining Paisley’s regular opening act for the show, The Band Perry and Jerrod Niemann.
Sometimes with a concert it’s not the artist that makes the performance, but it’s the venue that can literally steal the show. This was just the case when Brad Paisley came to Chicago and played for over 38,000 screaming fans at the infamous Wrigley Field. Not only was the stadium packed on the inside, but on the outside of the Chicago Cubs home field were people taking to the streets and rooftops trying to hear some country music , but also catch a glimpse of Mr. Paisley himself.
Whether it was “Old Alabama” or “Whiskey Lullaby,” the fans who came to see Brad never took a seat during his two-hour set–which kicked off four hours of non-spot live country music. It’s performers like Brad and nights like this that make Chicago one of the greatest musical cities in the world.