Brad Paisley Headlines Chicago’s Wrigley Field

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Brad Paisley at Wrigley Field in Chicago (Photo by Randall Starr/US99.5)

Brad Paisley at Wrigley Field in Chicago (Photo by Randall Starr/US99.5)

Shortly after stepping off a hot and sweaty stage at a jam-packed Wrigley Field in Chicago yesterday, Brad Paisley took to Twitter to show his thanks for an evening that featured a duet (“Whiskey Lullaby”) with The Band Perry‘s Kimberly Perry and some fantastic country-music guitar-shredding.

Sporting a white cowboy hat, jeans, and blue short-sleeved shirt, the 39-year-old country music superstar looked as if there was nowhere else in the world he wanted to be. After banging out hits like “Water” and trying his hand at a Chicago blues classic (“Sweet Home Chicago”), it sure felt that way.

img 29642 Brad Paisley Headlines Chicagos Wrigley Field Brad Paisley at Wrigley Field in Chicago; photo by Randall Starr/US99.5 (click image for full photo gallery)

The crowd filled the entire stadium and outfield, as well as every rooftop that aligns the neighboring streets around the iconic ballpark. The massive stage sat in centerfield, so Wrigley itself became the perfect backdrop for the large, loud show.

Whether it was “Old Alabama”, “I’m Still A Guy”, or any of his other dozen hits, the fans who came out to see Brad never sat down during his nearly two-hour set–which kicked off some four hours after the daylong concert first started.

miranda Brad Paisley Headlines Chicagos Wrigley Field Miranda Lambert at Wrigley Field in Chicago (photo by Randall Starr/US99.5)

Getting things started way “back to the future” around dinner time was Jerrod Niemann, followed by Chris Young, The Band Perry, and Miranda Lambert (who briefly featured her Pistol Annies).

miranda joes Brad Paisley Headlines Chicagos Wrigley Field Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett in Chicago (photo by Chuan Vo/vofotos.com)

If that wasn’t enough, Miranda Lambert‘s night was only getting started. Shortly after her set, she headed over to Joe’s Bar on Weed Street to help out Thomas Rhett, who was holding his own during a late-night show. Donning a backwards hat and T-shirt over the outfit she’d been wearing at Wrigley Field, and with a drink in her hand, Miranda seemed just as comfortable in front of 500 fans at Joe’s as she had the 25,000 at Wrigley.

Visit US99.5 to see photos of Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett at Joe’s Bar, as well as more photos from the Brad Paisley concert at Wrigley Field.

- Steve Koscik / US99.5

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