Brad Paisley’s a Stand-Up Guy for Fellow ACM Hopefuls
Brad Paisley just played to more than 1.2 million fans on his American Saturday Night tour, and he is gearing up to throw one of the biggest -- and wettest --summer parties this year with his H2O trek. So, it's no wonder the guitarslinger is once again nominated for the ACM's highest honor, Entertainer of the Year.
While campaigning for support at the ACMs is currently taking place, Brad tends to let the votes fall where they may. "I'm uncomfortable campaigning, to be honest with you, because I don't like that part of it," Brad tells The Boot. "I understand that people love to get involved, and that's cool that they can. Vote for who you want. If you're happy with someone's show last year and had a great time, then vote for them. If that's me, that's great. If it's not, then I'll stand up for whoever wins."
This year, the category has expanded from five nominees to eight, and Brad isn't too worried about more competition. In fact, the West Virginia native says it makes the whole thing more interesting. "That's great for country music, I would say, in the sense that you've got eight of us talking about it, seven other fan clubs locking and loading! So, it'll be interesting to see. Somehow, it sort of takes a little bit of the pressure off."
The 45th annual ACM Awards will be broadcast live on April 18 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on CBS.