OFFSTAGE: Brad Paisley Tweets His Family’s First Guitar

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What I’m gathering from this Twitter exchange between Brad Paisley and Jewel is that he was doing some de-cluttering around his house over the holidays and Jewel just wanted to see what he’d found. Paisley tweeted first, “100 yrs ago my great grandma traded a cow for this. 1st guitar in our family. Ran across it today. Happy new year.” It had a picture of an old guitar case that said “The Mountain Kid” on it. Jewel replied to his tweet with “Let’s c inside the case!” And so he got back to her (and the rest of the country-loving world) with a picture of the actual guitar inside.

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