Brad Paisley Surprises Fans at Coffee Shop With Acoustic Set Before Rodeo Houston Performance
Before taking to the Rodeo Houston stage and performing for over 75,000 people on Saturday (March 16), Brad Paisley kept things a bit smaller by surprising fans at a coffee shop in The Woodlands, Texas.
The country star surprised the java junkies on Friday (March 15) at the Blue Door Coffee Company. He's been pals with the shop's co-owner, Chad Gauntt, for “more than a decade” now, according to the Houston Chronicle.
The paper reported that Paisley played some of his biggest hits, including “Ticks,” “I’m Gonna Miss Her” and “Alcohol,” for about 150 people, including wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley, his children and parents. He even debuted an unreleased song entitled “No I In Beer.”
"He's a huge coffee guy," Gauntt told the Chronicle. "He said, 'I'm gonna play there. I promise you.' Every time we would talk, he'd ask."
The owner also chose not to tweet about the surprise beforehand, as a large crowd already gathered before the singer began. "It was supposed to be a secret. I have 15 employees. I think every single employee told about 10 people," Gauntt said. However, he still introduced Paisley as “Bradley Douglas,” the singer's first and middle name, for those who didn’t already know.
See the Blue Door’s Facebook post following the event below.