Concerts

Aftermath: Brad Paisley, Honorary Houstonian, Keeps His Feet At The Rodeo

In front of what looked liked a Super Nintendo rendition of country life, Brad Paisley put on quite possibly the best performance of RodeoHouston this year. The country singer knows how to bring a crowd to its feet and had no trouble connecting with his fans.

Throughout his set list, Paisley switched up a few of his song lyrics, replacing them with references to Houston. In his first song, he exclaimed, "Live from Houston, Texas, it's Saturday night!" The crowd cheered, apparently unaware it was Thursday.

Paisley's stage presence was amazing. We'll admit that much, but we couldn't help but noticing the singer's near-constant flat tone. Especially from the press box, where the sounds of the audience are all but muted, it was pretty clear that Brad was either having an off day, or the rumors are true and country artists abuse Auto-tune... at this point, we decided to walk around the stadium to see what the show sounded like to everyone else.

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Matt is a regular contributor to the Houston Press’ music section. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in print journalism and global business. Matt first began writing for the Press as an intern, having accidentally sent his resume to the publication's music editor instead of the news chief. After half a decade of attending concerts and interviewing musicians, he has credited this fortuitous mistake to divine intervention.
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