Paisley, Pickler and Swift Perform for 101st Airborne

Calling it “the most important concert I will play all year,” Brad Paisley took his Bonfires & Amplifiers tour to Fort Campbell, Ky., for a Monday night (Aug. 6) concert for soldiers and family of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Tourmates Kellie Pickler and Taylor Swift also performed to an estimated crowd of 35,000. Many of the soldiers will be deployed to Iraq in the coming months. “We wanted to bring a little party to you before your next deployment,” Paisley told the troops. Paisley’s tour resumes Thursday (Aug. 9) in Orlando, Fla.