County Star Brad Paisley Tours Corvette Plant

Checks Out His Custom Made ZR1

2010-08-17

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Country music superstar Brad Paisley experienced a dream come true Monday when he toured the Chevrolet Corvette plant here and got to watch his very own custom-ordered ZR1 Corvette come off the assembly line.

Paisley greeted and thanked the GM workers as he walked the line learning how Corvettes are made. Once his vehicle was finished, he was given the honor of pushing the button for the first start.

“Touring the Corvette plant and actually seeing my car get the finishing touches on the assembly line was sort of surreal – like a big boy’s dream,” says Paisley. “All the employees at the plant were just great – from the new plant manager, Dave Tatman, to all the workers on the line. Thanks for a great day and making the great American sports car!”

Tatman, Bowling Green plant manager says, “I enjoyed watching Brad follow his car through the assembly line and the interaction he had with our employees. There was an excitement in the plant today. Anyone who orders a custom-made car from us can have this same experience; it’s not just for celebrities.”

Chevrolet National Promotions Manager Phil Caruso says, “Brad has become an American icon in the country music industry, and is a true Chevrolet advocate. Brad’s a natural and organic fit with Chevrolet. It’s great to have Brad share his passion for Chevy with the many Bowling Green Corvette plant employees.”

Chevy is the title sponsor of Paisley’s innovative H2O World Tour which has played to more than 500,000 fans in just 2 ½ months with 33 sell outs, including the 50,000 seat Gillette Stadium show in Boston which sold out in less than six hours. The H2O World Tour includes a fun-filled Water World Plaza sponsored by Skinny Water and Sea Ray Boats with various water-themed activities including a Chevy H2O FLW fishing simulator, slip-n-slide, dunking booth and Hope=Water Campaign booth, as well as a very popular Corvette driving simulator where fans can test their skills against Paisley’s. “If they can beat me, they can meet me,” Paisley challenges all the drivers. The Water World Stage hosts emerging artists Easton Corbin, Steel Magnolia and Josh Thompson and the main stage has Justin Moore and Darius Rucker as special guests.