Brad Paisley Will ‘Let Freedom Sing’ In Nashville
Brad Paisley will headline “Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th,” presented by Dr. Pepper, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. The Nashville downtown event will present one of the country’s largest July 4th fireworks shows.
The show will be synchronized to live music from the Nashville Symphony.
The concert and fireworks show is free and open to the public. This is the second time Brad will headline “Let Freedom Sing!” His last appearance was in 2021.
Paisley will be joined on the Jack Daniels Broadway Stage by a multi-genre lineup that includes The War And Treaty, singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim and rising country artist Tiera Kennedy, who will also perform the national anthem.
The event is partnering with The Store, a free-referral-based grocery store that aims to empower low-income individuals and families in the Nashville area, founded by Paisley and his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley. The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp will donate $1 from the sale of each event t-shirt to The Store.
Paisley recently left Sony Music/Arista for Universal Music Group Nashville. The signing reunites Paisley with UMGN Chairman, CEO Mike Dungan, and President Cindy Mabe. Dungan was instrumental in signing Paisley to his first deal at Arista. Mabe served as Paisley’s marketing point person early in his career.
Brad said in a statement, “There were two people that should get the credit that you even know my name – Mike Dungan and Cindy Mabe. I ran into Mike at the fishing department at Walmart after having met with several labels, and he talked me into signing my first deal with Arista. They assigned this woman named Cindy Mabe to me – we graduated the same day at Belmont. I got to work with her on my first few albums, and now I get to work with her at UMG.”
He added, “Cindy’s a genius and terrific human being. She heard what I was up to with the new music, and she pointed me further into the direction I was headed. I’ve never had this kind of enthusiasm and empowerment. She said, ‘Make music that matters.’ It’s an amazing thing to work with Mike and Cindy again. It’s great to know they believe in this music as much as I do.”