A downright “crowd pleaser” and country music veteran at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Brad Paisley quickly won over the 74,929 sold out NRG stadium concert goers. Watching Paisley entertain his adoring fans was a testament to his highly successful career in the country music industry having sold over 11 million albums.
Paisley is also a two-time American Music Awards recipient, holds three Grammys, 14 Country Music Association Awards and 14 Academy of Country Music Awards. And in 2008, he set a record for the most consecutive Number Ones (10) by any country artist since the inception of Nielsen SoundScan in 1990.
Halfway through the concert, Paisley held up a lit cell phone, and the 74 thousand plus attendees immediately followed suit. It was an amazing site to behold; a stadium glistening with thousands of lights waving to the music.
Accompanying Empower Magazine at the concert was an avid Brad Paisley fan; George Jenkins – the New York Cowboy. George was gracious enough to provide EM with the following insightful commentary.
“If memory serves me correctly, the last concert I attended was Garth Brooks at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. I thought it was the best I’d ever seen.
This past Saturday, I was able to see Brad Paisley (BP) in concert at the my first ever Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – Wonderful Show. Brad did great at interacting with the crowd. He handed out high-fives to those who were lucky enough to be in the right place for their selfies with BP.
BP had a good sense of humor when he comically reminded the crowd about how they’re not suppose to record ANY of the show and added a “Yeah Right” as he used some lucky individual’s cell phone to record or take selfies with them.
I would have to say that BP did an outstanding job of interacting with the audience and even making them a part of the show. He is among my favorite country music singers so naturally I really enjoyed listening to his numerous award winning songs. And, to think that he’s done the Houston Rodeo for 13-years. So, maybe next year, I’ll hear BP sing “Cooler on Line” in concert. Hope to see BP at Houston Rodeo 2020.”