Brad Paisley Plays The Opry Circle On A New (Old) Guitar
September 13, 2010 at 12:08 PM (PT)
ARISTA/NASHVILLE’s BRAD PAISLEY was one of many artists in NASHVILLE whose musical instruments were lost in the MUSIC CITY flood back in MAY. BRAD checked out some of the better known used instrument stores while he was searching for replacement guitars, when he found a 1938 HERRINGBONE MARTIN D28, which he purchased the day before he and LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS brought the famous circle back to the GRAND OLE OPRY stage.
BRAD used that guitar to play “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” with DICKENS, standing on the circle for the first time since its restoration and reveal. BRAD later found out that the guitar was owned by an elderly man in COLFAX, WV, whose father worked with BRAD’s grandfather on the D&L RAILROAD.
PAISLEY told THE BOOT: "It found its way to me, that's why I brought it here [to the Opry] today. I thought to myself, 'It has to be there today. This guitar was played on the radio in FAIRMONT, WV, but it's probably never been on this stage so I took it with me out there today. The journey of a guitar and the journey of this stage, this circle, it has seen so much. I think there is a living, breathing element of stuff like this."
BRAD is among the artists set to perform at the first show at the reopening of the GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE on SEPTEMBER 28th. For more info, see www.opry.com, and for more on BRAD, check out www.bradpaisley.com.