Global country music superstar Brad Paisley, actress and best-selling author Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Zanies hosted “Groceries with Dignity & Comedy Without” last night in Nashville in front of a sold-out crowd. The night featured improv with Groundlings Alumni, comedians Kevin Nealon and Nate Bargatze, a surprise appearance by actress Bonnie Hunt, and comedic music performances by Brad who also emceed the evening and joined the Groundlings for improv. More than $100,000 was raised for The Store from the 300 seat full capacity crowd and donations, which are still streaming in.
Founded by Brad and Kimberly Williams-Paisley, The Store is a free-referral based grocery store which aims to empower low-income individuals and families in the Nashville area. The Store operates with the mission of allowing people to shop for their basic needs in a way that protects dignity and fosters hope. For more information visit www.thestore.org.
Brad Paisley has earned his place in country music history as one of the genre’s most talented and decorated male solo artists. For more than 20 years, his songwriting and unmatched showmanship have won him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 14 Country Music Association Awards including a highly coveted Entertainer of the Year honor and recognition as the most successful CMA Award co-host in history, alongside Carrie Underwood, for 11 consecutive years. A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001, Paisley has written 21 of his 25 No. 1 hits, and in 2008 became the first artist to achieve 10 consecutive Billboard Country Airplay No. 1 singles. The superstar’s past works have amassed nearly 5 billion career streams.
Paisley’s additional endeavors include his “American Highway” Bourbon, his collaborations with Peyton Manning on the national Nationwide insurance ad campaigns, and his partnership with Boot Barn® to develop “Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley,” an exclusive line of jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts, and woven shirts.