Anna’s mom loves country music. Give her a sunny afternoon with the Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban, and a diet coke, and she’s set. So when Brad Paisley (who is a supporter of the XPFSG) came to town, Anna’s mom was more than excited to bring Anna to the big nighttime outdoor concert at the USANA Amphitheater.
Brad Paisley’s manager generously offered three front-row meet-and-greet tickets to the show, thanks to the XP Family Support Group’s efforts. Anna’s mom and aunt joined her for a fun-filled night. Anna’s aunt Lizzie (who also has XP) and her parents and sister were able to go to the concert, too.
They arrived just in time to head backstage and take a quick picture with Mr. Paisley. He was kind and down-to-earth.
During the show. Anna wore gun range ear muffs because it was so loud at the concert. She danced and was the most popular girl in the area as the youngest and newest member of the unofficial Brad Paisley fan club.
During one point in the show, Brad was wailing on his electric guitar. As he approached our side of the stage, he bent down to Anna and said, “Hi there, baby girl.” Chris Young, who opened for Brad, also came over and talked to Anna at one point.
And to top it all off, at the very end of the show, Brad took off his custom white Stetson and placed it on Anna’s head. (Anna’s mom is wearing it in the photo at the top of this post).
We are grateful to the XPFSG and Brad Paisley’s team for giving us this once in a lifetime experience! Brad Paisley has a fan for life.