by Brad Schmitt
Brad Schmitt is a longtime Nashville entertainment journalist, having shared the goods on Music City’s most interesting people in the newspaper, on TV, and online for more than 15 years. Every week, Brad hits country fans with the latest news from Nashville and the lives of their favorite country artists.
Better safe than sorry: Brad cancels Dallas show
Brad Paisley was in Dallas Saturday night (Aug. 18), ready to play an outdoor pavilion – and then thunderstorms came rolling in.
No problem for a guy who has done H2O tours, right? Wrong.
Apparently, the pavilion has a leaky roof over the stage. And Brad explained himself, via Twitter, why that dog won’t hunt.
My team and I regret to inform you that in the interest of public safety, the show in Dallas will not be happening this evening.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) August 19, 2012
Due to the rain and the conditions of the roof over the stage with excessive leaking onto the equipment and standing water on the roof. — Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) August 19, 2012
Brad and concert promoters asked fans to hold onto their tickets: They’ll be good for a make-up date that hasn’t been scheduled yet.
Luke says his dad helped him get ready to play in 120 degrees
Ever go to an outdoor concert in the summer and think – “Dang, it’s freakin’ hot out here, c’mon!!”?
Well just imagine how the performer feels. I mean, they’re actually jumping around and singing and stuff. And the temperatures under the roof at those pavilions gets even higher.
But Luke Bryan says he can handle it, and he can thank dear ol’ dad for that.
“For me, I love getting out there and sweatin’ and workin’,” he told reporters recently.
“I mean, I grew up in South Georgia workin’ in the heat and I love getting out there and flushing out all the old, the beer from last night out.”
Luke is far more concerned with the fans who are putting in fresh beer today.
“They’re out there drinking beer all day and you just worry about their safety and them being hydrated,” he says.
Either way, he usually doesn’t want “This Night To End.”
Willie Nelson has “breathing problems,” cancels show
Looks like those high altitudes in Colorado are no joke.
Willie Nelson canceled a fundraiser show in the Denver area Saturday night (Aug. 18) after fans had already gathered at Castle Pines Village.
Fans were told that Willie, 79, was “suffering from breathing problems due to the high attitude and emphysema.”
A local TV station says he was taken to a local hospital. No word on his condition as of early Monday morning, but we all wish the best for him.