Brad Paisley

Mandalay Bay Events Center, Jan. 28

On the Las Vegas stop of his Virtual Reality tour, Paisley gave more than a great musical performance. The 39-year-old award-winner also offered many laughs. “Celebrity” came with jokes about Kim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage and Charlie Sheen’s “winning” moments. And when introducing the song, “I’m Still a Guy,” Paisley riffed on female television-watching habits (“Don’t make us watch The Bachelor and ask us to analyze it with you”). But before the ladies in the audience bristled, he showed his sentimental side with the ballad, “She’s Everything.” Paisley even stopped in the middle of the song to give the microphone to an audience member who proposed to his girlfriend. And as if this singer/songwriter wasn’t perfect enough, Paisley generously shared the spotlight with his opening act Scotty McCreery, inviting the latest American Idol-winner onstage to join in on “Celebrity.” ★★★☆☆

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