Vince Gill seen alone and with Dolly Parton on stage at the 50th annual CMA (Country Music Association) Awards held at Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, United States - Wednesday 2nd November 2016
The country star had to pay a visit to the Westboro protesters while he was in town.
Brad Paisley made his fans chortle today when he posted a selfie that he had taken with the infamous Westboro Baptist Church who were reportedly protesting against the country star's concert in Bonner Springs, Kansas.
A series of photos and videos on Paisley's Instagram account shows the singer pulling up at the protest site and rallying the church members, who were holding signs such as "God hates drunks," "Sin breeds violence," and "Repent or perish," for a good old team photo.
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Vince Gill confronted protesters from the religious group West Borough Baptist Church as they targeted his personal life.
Country singer Vince Gill confronted the West Borough Baptist Church protesters that were outside the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts in Kansas City, just ahead of his concert this past Sunday (Sept 8, 2013).
The religious group are known for their protests against Jewish institutions, homosexuality and picketing outside the funerals of fallen U.S soldiers killed in combat due to their eccentric beliefs that God is punishing the US for abandoning all morals.
The Baptist Church chose to target Gill due to the relationships in his personal life. Gill was married to Janis Oliver, one half of 'the Sweethearts of the Rodeo', from 1980 until 1998.
The Crossroads Guitar Festival hit Madison Square Garden in April this year with tickets selling out in the blink of an eye. It's no wonder either, with some of the best guitarists in music history making up the line-up at the 2013 event including the Allman Brothers Band, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Keith Urban, Gary Clark Jr., Vince Gill, John Mayer and, of course, festival organiser Eric Clapton. Clapton has been curating this event since 2004 with talent-filled festival taking place every 3 years in aid of the Crossroads Center Antigua - a private drug rehabilitation centre founded by the artist himself.
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley performed a surprise duet in Nashville on Sunday night (September 23, 2012). Carrie was so overwhelmed when her fellow country music star Brad appeared onstage alongside that she could be seen wiping a tear from her eye, as they sang their hit duet ‘Remind Me’ in front of the huge crowd at the Bridgestone Arena. The former American Idol singer was watched in the crowd by former contestants David Cook and Lauren Alaina, as well as Kix Brooks and Vince Gill.
The Nashville Arena is fast becoming a familiar haunt for Carrie Underwood. Not only has she headlined the venue three times since 2008 but her husband, Mike Fisher, now plays for Nashville Predators NHL team, making the Bridgestone Arena his team’s home ground. When they walked around the venue earlier on in the day, Mike said to Carrie “you’re on my turf now.” It didn’t take Carrie long to come up with a response and she quickly shot back “I was here first.” She’s got a point, as Mike only joined the Predators last year.
According to a report from the country music radio station WWGP AM1050, during her headline show Sunday night, Underwood was also joined by Hunter Hayes, who had also served as her opening act. Carrie and Hunter performed a duet of ‘Leave Love Alone.’ During his own opening set, Hunter was surprised onstage by staff from his record label, who presented him with a platinum plaque for his hit song ‘Wanted.’