I have had the privilege of meeting Country Star Brad Paisley and just from the brief interaction at a St Jude event years ago, he seemingly is a down to earth and humble guy with a big heart. He revealed that side again when he posted about the loss of a friend earlier this week on Facebook
Like a lot of artists, Brad had to work hard to make a name for himself. Through his talent and the support of his loyal fans, he reached a level of stardom some only dream of but he never forgot the ones who got him where he is today.
During the early days of his career, one of his strongest supporters Barbara Diane Whiten who Brad and his circle affectionately called Cupcake, was one of the first members of Paisley's official fan club and would show her support by baking cupcakes for him and his crew during Paisley's first year out on tour.
He never forgot that and was saddened when he heard of his dear friends passing due to "poor health"
Our condolences to her family and may she forever rest in peace!