By Radio.com Staff
Bailey Kleinhans is a sophomore and a special needs student at Liberty High School in Phoenix, Ariz. He’s also a huge Brad Paisley fan, as his physical education teacher and classmates found out one day during basketball practice, when he broke out into an impressive version of Paisley’s hit “Beat This Summer” that was playing on the radio.
Now Bailey will get to meet his hero and sing to him in person, during Paisley’s Phoenix concert on July 13. Paisley even sent Bailey a personal message inviting him to the show and telling him he can’t wait to meet him. Watch it below:
The story began when Bailey’s teacher Jessi Jones submitted a video of him singing along to “Beat This Summer” to CBS Phoenix station KMLE (a Radio.com station). The station then helped arrange for Bailey to meet Paisley in person during his planned Phoenix concert stop.
KMLE personalities Steve & Nina then visited Liberty High School, and in an assembly in front of Bailey and his classmates, they revealed a personal video message from Paisley for Bailey, inviting him to his show and to meet him backstage.
“I saw the video of you singing my songs, and I can’t wait to meet you,” Paisley told Bailey in the video message. “Please come see me, let’s hang out. And I want to hear you sing my song in person.”
“Bailey is one of the most positive people [we’ve] ever had the pleasure of meeting,” wrote Steve & Nina after meeting him for the first time.
Paisley’s 2014 summer tour dates begin May 16 in Camden, N.J. and currently run through Sept. 20 in Bristow, Virginia. He will perform July 13 at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix.