Country star Brad Paisley on Tuesday wanted the world to know it’s his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley‘s birthday. So he posted a sweet message to Instagram alongside a happy picture of the two of them together.
“Happy birthday @kimberlywilliamspaisley!!!!!” Paisley posted to Instagram. “Thank you for being you, and being born. And birthing babies. And bringing me along for the ride. I love you so much, and owe you the world. #Happybirthday❤️”
Brad Paisley Encourages His Fans to Get Vaccinated
Meanwhile, Paisley has been doing his best to get his fans vaccinated. The country star recently teamed up with Vanderbilt Health to produce a national public service announcement (PSA). He also spoke out about why music fans should get a COVID-19 vaccination.
“Empty seats can’t cheer,” a man says in a voice-over. Then the camera shows Paisley in an empty stadium. “They don’t tailgate, and they don’t know fight songs. Empty seats don’t sing during seventh-inning stretches. And they don’t know stats or superstitions. There’s a soundtrack for places like this. And it isn’t made in a studio. It’s made by you.”
“Be a fan. Take the shot,” runs the PSA’s tagline.
“It’s been a real difficult year, a nightmare for anyone who makes their living with a group of people,” Paisley said, according to WBTV. “I feel very passionate about the chance we have for normalcy right now with the vaccine – there’s light at the end of the tunnel. I have a band and crew just waiting to get back out on the road. The more of us that Take the Shot the safer it will be for all of us to gather.”
Paisley Is Back on the Road
Brad Paisley has a good reason for wanting his fans to get vaccinated: he’s back on tour. So he’d like to get as many of them as possible into concert venues.
Paisley’s tour kicked off in July with three shows in Florida. Its next concert date is Sept. 23 in Doswell, Virginia. Then the tour makes its way through New Hampshire, Maine, California and New Mexico before ending on Oct. 8 in Phoenix, Arizona.
“It feels surreal to be back on tour,” Paisley said in a statement on his website. “We’ve waited over 15 months for this. But… we’re back.”
Paisley is one of a number of country artists who celebrated the opportunity to hit the road once again this summer. As the delta variant surges, some of them, like Garth Brooks, have canceled tour dates. For his part, Paisley seems to be relying on his fans to get vaccinated, so the show can go on – with the appropriate soundtrack, as his PSA says.