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Brad Paisley's colorful country thrives at Wrigley
Brad Paisley's cowboy hat, down-home West Virginian accent and narrative themes reinforce his identity as a country artist. But for nearly two hours Saturday at a packed Wrigley Field, the singer's skillful guitar leads showed that, at heart, he's a huge admirer of classic rock. His skillful playing fortunately overshadowed an array of visual distractions, including a Carrie Underwood hologram. Encompassing styles ranging from surf to Bakersfield and Western swing, Paisley enabled both variety and virtuosity to blossom in a party atmosphere.
By Bob Gendron, Special to the Tribune
June 10, 2012