Back in 2014, Brad Paisley took a trip to Ireland to give his fans a taste of country music.
He served them “Alcohol.”
Taking the O2 stage in Dublin on March 15, 2014, Brad sang the glorified drinking number to a packed crowd as part of the C2C Country to Country music festival, which took place in both London and Ireland. His set list included 17 songs, but it was his encore, which set the tone for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
Sporting a sharpie made shamrock on his white Stetson cowboy hat, a minty green soccer jersey and his good ole southern charm, Brad chanted the “Alcohol” lyrics to a semi-sloshed crowed. Making sure to not forget a thing, the West Virginia native waved around an Irish flag, floated through the lyrics accompanied by a bubble machine and even name-checked his buddy, Chris Young, by flashing a half-naked photo of the “Lonely Eyes” singer on the projector behind him.
Needless to say, cheers that erupted from the crowd that night were well deserved.
Closing out the show, Brad also put his guitar wizard skills to good use by segueing into an instrumental version of the Irish tribute song, “When Irish Eyes are Smiling.” Brad wasn’t the only artist to indulge in the St. Patrick’s day festivities overseas that weekend. Other artists included Zac Brown Band, Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, the Band Perry, Dierks Bentley and Chris Young.