** Eric Paslay is trending today after revealing that, like many new artists, his Walmart cashier didn’t recognize him when buying his own album last week.
He laughed when he explained, “I maybe bought some creamer or something with it. Coffee creamer and my album. The girl checks it out, and she looks at the record and she kinda looked at me and looked at the record and put it in the bag.”
“I said, ‘I’ve been probably been waiting over 10 years for that record to come out.’ She goes, ‘Wow, 10 years? How did you know that?’ I said, ‘Well, it’s my record,’” he said.
She still didn’t believe him. Such is the life of a star, right?
** Brad Paisley is trending today because he was presented the Distinguished West Virginian Award over the weekend in his hometown of Charleston, WV.
Paisley got his start playing there at the age of 8, became a local favorite and then a regional star after performing on the Wheeling Jamboree, a weekly program second only to the Grand Ole Opry as the oldest Country music show broadcast in the US.
** Finally, Gretchen Wilson is trending today as we flash back to 10 years ago, on this very day, her last moments of anonymity disappeared as she released Redneck Woman to the world. It went straight to #1 where it stayed for 5 weeks and her debut album sold over 5 million copies. Cheers to Gretchen today!