Monday, August 6, 2007
– Brad Paisley may have needed three months, but he got his revenge on opening act Kellie Pickler in a show over the weekend.
In early May, in Moline, Ill., Taylor Swift, Jack Ingram and Pickler joined up to play a prank on Paisley doing his current big hit "Ticks." Swift and Pickler went on stage in tick costumes, and Ingram soon joined them, wearing a "Jack's Pest Control" costume.
Paisley is a notorious prankster, so it was a matter of time before he would give it back.
This past weekend, Paisley took his revenge in front of a sold-out crowd in Camden, N.J. Paisley ran a new show intro for Pickler on the big screens. The intro featured doctored photos and a plastic surgeon's take on the question everyone wants to know about Pickler. The segment was called "You Be The Judge" and let the crowd of over 15,000 reach their own conclusion about the controversial subject of Pickler's much debated assets. Log on to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGmspvfbYXo.
Pickler quickly retaliated by coming on stage, during Paisley's acoustic set, dressed in a trench coat, according to Paisley's publicist. She opened the coat and flashed Paisley saying, "You be the judge." To which Paisley replied, no pun intended, "In my line of work, there are definitely...perks."
Glen Campbell was in the audience at the show in Connecticut on Friday night and joined Paisley on stage during the encore, "Folsom Prison Blues." Paisley says, "I've always loved Glen's music, and this was truly a special moment for me. He sounded fantastic and played wonderfully."