Brad Paisley Pays Tribute to the Late John McCain at Virginia Concert

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Brad Paisley performs during the Citadel Country Spirit USA Music Festival on Aug. 26, 2018 in Glenmoore, Penn.

Brad Paisley reserved a moment at his concert Saturday night (Aug. 25) to honor John McCain, who died at the age of 81 after battle with brain cancer.

The country singer projected a photo of McCain on the stage in Bristow, Va., after performing the song "When I Get Where I'm Going."   

Paisley posted about McCain on Instagram, writing: "We lost an American hero today. Thank you for your service to our country, and your bravery, Sen. McCain."   

McCain, a six-term Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee, had recently decided to stop medical treatment.   

Other artists, including Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott, also posted to social media this weekend to pay tribute to him.  

"A true American Hero and patriot," McGraw said of McCain. "We may not have agreed on everything but he’s a better man than I could hope to be. Such a needed voice right now. His voice still rings." Scott wrote, "Prayers for the McCain family and all who love him."   

See their tributes below.


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