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If he’s not melting your heart with his coy smile alone, this rendition is sure to do it! Brad Paisley has been taking the country music world by storm since his first number one hit, titled “He Didn’t Have To Be,” back in 1999. With songs like “Waitin’ On A Woman,” “Letter To Me,” and “We Danced,” it’s no secret that Paisley has quite the knack for eliciting emotional and tearful reactions from his fans. However, this was definitely an emotional performance that no one had expected.
Back in September of 2009 in a CMT-captured clip, Paisley is seen on a dimly lit stage centered around an eager crowd. He breaks his audiences’ applause uttering the simple words “Hello, darlin‘,” setting the audience in an eruption of cheers. The band leisurely commences the music and we are introduced to the familiar tune of Conway Twitty‘s signature song “Hello Darlin’.”
This 1970 classic has become a country standard taken on by some of the best in country music, including country legend George Jones and newer country favorite Scotty McCreery.
This sweet serenade carried by Paisley’s classic twang is enough to make you revisit any past heartbreak that left you with a box of chocolates and countless packs of tissues.
Paisley ended his heartfelt performance with a soft expression and a humble bow. It’s little moments like this that remind us why we adore this man!
Check out this one-of-a-kind tribute for yourself. Make sure you have a fresh box of tissues on hand. You’ll need ’em!