Contact Us

Brad Paisley Joins Instagram

Brad Paisley has finally joined the throngs of country stars sharing photos and videos on Instagram. However, his first post wasn’t about what he was eating, or the cool vacation he was on. Instead, it was a lot more meaningful.

The singer took the opportunity to give a shoutout to our troops while on a surprise visit to Afghanistan with President Obama. “So this is Bagram, Afghanistan,” he explains in the short video. “The Country Nation Tour took an unexpected detour this weekend — it really is a world tour now. This is Memorial Day weekend, God bless our troops.”

Paisley, along with the President, arrived at the Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan on Sunday (May 25), and Obama had lots of encouraging things to say about the fan-favorite star.

“First of all, he’s a great supporter of our troops, a great supporter of your families,” says Obama. “Two years ago we had him at the White House to perform for troops and military families during the Fourth of July celebration.  Him coming here today was not easy.”

“He had just started a tour and he had to juggle a lot of stuff and had to try to figure out how to explain it to people without explaining it to people, and his wife and two young sons, and promoters and agents — and without going into details, this was a big sacrifice for him.  And he did it because he cares so deeply about you. So I’m so grateful to him.”

In addition to his ‘slight’ detour with President Obama, Paisley is certainly keeping busy this summer, with a judging role on ABC’s singing competition show ‘Rising Star’ and a forthcoming studio album, ‘Moonshine in the Trunk.’ He’ll also be headlining the Taste of Country Music Festival on June 14 in Hunter, N.Y.

Next: Get More Info on the ToC Music Festival

Best of Lonestar 99.5

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://lonestar995fm.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on Lonestar 99.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on Lonestar 99.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Lonestar 99.5 VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.