Brad Paisley enlist help from few friends at Amway Center


Brad Paisley performs at the “Beat This Winter” tour at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. (Ty Wright / Valencia Voice)

Brad Paisley amazed everyone Saturday night at the Amway Center in a big way. As fans were in the middle of a two-hour set from the West Virginia native, they were surprised by an appearance from Rascal Flatts.

The Rascal Flatts cameo was just another way Paisley entertained the crowd.

Paisley’s elaborate stage setup included a gigantic video board that played music videos, lyric videos and fan shots throughout the concert. One music video included a Captain America theme for “American Saturday Night.”

(Photos from the night)

Paisley also used the video board to pay tribute to fallen country music stars George Jones and Johnny Cash.

He performed new songs like “Outstanding In Our Field,” with the help of Chris Young, and “Beat This Summer,” while mixing in old songs “Celebrity,” “Mud On The Tires” and “Alcohol.” In addition to performing his own songs, he also covered “Hot For The Teacher” by Van Halen.

Rascal Flatts joined Paisley on stage to perform Merle Haggard’s “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” and their own single, “Fast Cars and Freedom.”

While performing on the extended stage near the middle of the floor, Paisley brought an extra guitar out and gave it to a fan who brought their child with them.

He continued showing off his generous side by grabbing a fan’s cell phone and recording video of the crowd and himself singing.

Paisley joked during the show that he brought the cold weather with him for the “Beat This Winter” tour and that Florida fans are “spoiled rotten” for enjoying warmer weather for most the year. “If you can ride roller coasters in this month, it ain’t fair,” said Paisley.

Paisley relied on NBC’s “The Voice” winner Danielle Bradbery and Chris Young as opening acts. Paisley would later joke during the concert that Young is a really nice guy, and even gives out massages to various members of the touring crew.

In addition to a surprise appearance from Rascal Flatts, Paisley also had a duet with Carrie Underwood when the production crew beamed her up by lasers, in hologram form for their song “Remind Me.”

Paisley joked that fans could have done anything else on Saturday night other than look at his “ugly” face, but it appeared as though they didn’t mind too much.