Brad Paisley's "party" ended Saturday with a sold-out crowd at the Sommet Center in Nashville, TN. The openers were Darius Rucker and Dierks Bentley, who have topped the charts in the last 12 months.
"Bentley is fresh off a No. 1 song with "Feel That Fire," and when he went onstage, the arena was already filled, an uncommon sight for most opening acts. Bentley spent about 45 minutes ripping through crowd-pleasing hits including his breakout single, "What Was I Thinkin', " and "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)" before relinquishing the stage to Paisley. Given the caliber of his performance and his ease with the audience, it's doubtful Bentley will spend much longer in anyone's opening spot."
Read the rest of the Paisley Party review here.