It wasn’t that long ago that Brad Paisley and Demi Lovato were virtual strangers.
Brad was paired up to play guitar for the pop star on her song “Stone Cold” on an April awards show, and at first, he wasn’t so sure they would get along.
“When I went to the rehearsals at these things, you know, there’s a lot of divas walking around. There’s a lot of the entourages and the craziness and I thought, ‘Oh Lord, what have I gotten into?’ And then she walks in, in like sweat pants and a flannel shirt, not putting on any airs. I really relate to that. I always like people that don’t take themselves too serious and she is certainly that.”
Lovato has been the center of criticism lately after not being shy with her opinions on social media, and she even went as far as deleting her Twitter and Instagram accounts to avoid the haters.
So once Brad discovered Demi is actually a big country fan after growing up in Texas, it didn’t take long for the two music stars to team up for “Without a Fight”.
“She really does have a huge base of knowledge, being from Texas, and having grown up listening to it. It’s funny, I think her mom is more excited about this duet of ours than anything Demi’s probably ever done. I mean, these are Texas people! It’s fun to see her show off how versatile she is, because she’s truly able to do anything she wants I think.”
On Friday, Brad surprised fans by showing up to play guitar for Demi on Good Morning America. This Friday, she’ll return the favor, as they perform “Without a Fight” during his turn on the GMA Summer Concert Series.