Brad Paisley Crashes The Stage At The Rustic

Cal Quinn
Fresh off his hosting gig at the 41st annual Country Music Awards, country musician Brad Paisley landed in Dallas for a surprise performance during Kershaw’s Challenge Live Benefit Concert at The Rustic Thursday night.

The first clue that he was in town was an eighteen-wheeler emblazoned with his name, which was parked outside the Target on Haskell Avenue, right across the highway from The Rustic, on Thursday morning.

Kershaw’s Challenge is a nonprofit "committed to transforming the lives of children, in America, Africa and the Dominican Republic, through Jesus Christ," according to its website.

The nonprofit was founded in 2011 after Highland Park native and LA Dodgers baseball player Clayton Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, met a young girl from Africa. After seeing her suffer from AIDs, the Kershaws decided to raise money to build a home for her and others in Africa. Today, Hope, the young girl from Africa, is now 13 years old and healthy.
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James Coreas