Brad Paisley was virtually present for major moments in some lucky fans’ lives.
How Brad Paisley Was Inspired to Zoom Fans
The “Remind Me” singer spoke during a panel at Country Radio Seminar on Thursday (February 18). Paisley revealed that a virtual conversation with Darius Rucker inspired him to begin Zooming fans. So he began to go through his fan text messages and saw that some invited him to Zoom meetings. Paisley decided to pop in during some of their special celebrations. He’s crashed everything from drinks to birthdays, anniversaries, and other major life events.
He recalled that one fan wrote that she and some fellow nurses will be getting off their shifts. They asked if he wanted to have a virtual drink with them. “It was the greatest,” he exclaimed. “You can imagine… I was Elvis at that moment. They were crazy. They never thought for a second that I’d do it.” Paisley admitted that he felt extremely cool to be able to do something like that and get their reaction.
He popped into the meeting and asked what they were drinking. “They went nuts,” he added before revealing that he has done roughly 100 Zoom calls with fans since his first. He has even captured some of the moments on social media.
A Special Fan and a Bell Ceremony
One moment, in particular, stood out to Brad Paisley. “There was a woman who wrote in that said, Brad I’m cancer free as I finished chemo Friday. I ring the bell on the chemo floor… be there!”
“So I Zoomed in and got to see her doing that,” he continued. “Then I jumped in on that. Then we… she got home they had a parade for her on her street. All of her friends went around her house. It was so emotional.” Paisley was extremely humbled and grateful for the experience. He revealed that he got to know her and her husband pretty well and was glad he got that moment.
Paisley posted a video of him meeting Trina. the 28-year-old Michigan native just beat breast cancer. Paisley showed video clips of her ringing the bell and footage from the parade her friends and family threw her. They even had a local fire department ring their sirens while driving by.