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Brad Paisley thanks fans for turning up to support his drive-in concert: 'Live music will live on'

Paisley took to social media to thank his fans besides posting photographs of him performing at the concert
Brad Paisley (Getty Images)
Brad Paisley (Getty Images)

Country music superstar Brad Paisley recently thanked his fans on social media after his supporters turned out in droves to see his special drive-in concert experience in Nashville on July 11. The Live From the Drive-In concert series, presented by Live Nation at the Nissan Stadium lot, marked Nashville's foray back into the world of live music performances after four entire months of coronavirus delays.

However, social distancing protocols were still enforced, as the mask-wearing audience watched the performance on Saturday night, July 11, from "personal tailgating spaces" next to their cars which were all parked a healthy distance apart from each other. The country music star Jon Pardi played the previous night on Friday, July 10, while the iconic Darius Rucker (of Hootie and the Blowfish and Billboard Country charts fame) will be playing at the same Nissan Stadium lot on Sunday night, July 12.      

Brad Paisley performs onstage during Nashville's 80's dance party to end ALZ benefitting the Alzheimer's Association on September 29, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee (Getty Images)

Speaking about the concert series, Paisley had previously mentioned, "It's really not about making money with any of these at all. This is more about, 'Look, we've got music to play, there are fans that want to be there in some form, in some fashion. We need to figure out how to do that'. I think that’s the best way to kind of stay sane right now — to sort of have some things like this that are safe and a release from everything."

And after serenading fans in Nashville with some lovely numbers on a night to remember, Paisley took to social media to thank them in person. In addition to posting three photographs of him performing at the concert, Paisley also accompanied the snaps on his Instagram with a caption, "Live music will live on. We will beat this virus. Thank you, Nashville for being there for us tonight, and for letting us be there for you, in a strange new way. #nashvillestrong #livefromthedrivein."


Naturally, enthusiastic fans were thrilled by Paisley's gesture and responded in kind, even thanking him for live streaming the concert on his Facebook Live page at 8 pm CT. One fan said, "Thank you SOOOOO much for the concert! Such fun to enjoy your performance again (even if only from my screen)! You are the best!!" Another supporter said: "Thanks Brad Paisley for a great entertaining yet lonely rainy night in Arkansas. Your live stream was a big save."

One fan who was going to celebrate her birthday exclaimed, "This was the best pre-birthday gift!! Great show! Thank you!!!" There was another fan who put everything into perspective by saying "That’s awesome! Any live music is better than none." "Ahhh-mazing!!!! Please do more shows and more towns!!!! If you plan it, we will all be there!!!" said another fan.