OFFSTAGE: How Brad Paisley Is Prepping for the Stones

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How do you even begin to get ready to play with the Rolling Stones? Ask Brad Paisley. He is gearing up — literally and probably figuratively — to make a guest appearance with the rock band in Philadelphia on Tuesday night (June 18). “I’m just going to be another fan that night — who happens to get to play a song with them,” Paisley told CMT Radio. I guess that’s one way to feel less anxious about it. Just remember that you are a fan first. Besides, even though there’s no official word on what song they’ll be performing in Philly, Paisley is no stranger to live collaborations. “I’ve had Ron Wood come out and sit in with us before, but I’ve never sat in with them. That’s a real rare opportunity, and I’m really excited,” he said. “I’ve corresponded with Mick Jagger a few times about some things, but this will be my first time to be around them.” Paisley joins a growing line of country artists to join the band onstage recently. Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift have all done it so far. After the show with Paisley, the Stones only have one more tour stop in the U.S. — in Washington, D.C. Who do you think will joining them that night?