Brad Paisley Performs at Presidential Inaugural Ball

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No surprise that Brad Paisley was invited to play at a ball celebrating the second inauguration for President Obama, since Brad has previously been invited to the White House a couple times to play for the president.

On a ticket with Alicia Keys, Fun., Jennifer Hudson and others, Brad got some good reviews, including one from USA Today that said Brad "stirred up the crowd with his song, 'American Saturday Night.'"

Brad's sense of humor also took center stage. "This reminds me of when I was president of the 4-H club," Brad joked with the crowd. "It's kind of the same."

And then, this: "Our democracy is the envy of the world, and tonight we celebrate by getting drunk in a convention center."

Less favorable was Brad's inclusion in the fashion coverage for the inauguration. Turns out British newspaper The Guardian thought Brad incorporating red (his tie), white (his hat) and blue (his guitar) was cheesy.

"Country singer Paisley looks—how to put this?—a little out of his depth at this occasion, style-wise," the newspaper critic wrote.

Well, here in America, we loved it!

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