Brad Paisley manages to prank Chuck Wicks on closing night
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
– Chuck Wicks can't claim he wasn't warned.
The problem for Wicks, who has a hit single with "Stealing Cinderella," was that he was facing closing night on the Bonfires & Amplifiers Tour opening for Brad Paisley.
And Paisley is widely known for being a big prankster, especially on the final night of a tour.
On Saturday night, the last show for the tour, Wicks got surprised on stage by two adult men dressed as Cinderella. As Wicks performed his current top 10 hit single from his debut album "Starting Now," the "Cinderellas" followed him around the stage hitting him on the head with wands and trying to kiss him. Then during his final song, "She's Gonna Hurt Somebody," Wicks was sprayed continually by the crew and cameramen with endless silly string.
"Brad told me at the beginning of the tour that they only prank the people they like," said Wicks. "Going into the last show, I was actually hoping to get pranked, or I was going to start feeling really bad."
Wicks grew up on a family farm in Smyrna, Delaware and moved to Nashville 5 years ago to concentrate on songwriting and to pursue a career in music. "Stealing Cinderella," his debut single, was the fastest rising single from a debut artist in 2007 and the first single from a new artist to crack the Top 10 in 2008.
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