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Brad Paisley

Celebrating 50 Years of Concerts at the WVU Coliseum
February 11, 2006

Brad Paisley
Time Well Wasted 2006
with Special Guests Sara Evans & Billy Currington

Brad Paisley raising the number one sign in front of a sell out crowd at the Coliseum in 2006.
Brad Paisley playing guitar on the Coliseum stage in 2006.
Brad Paisley performing at the front of the Coliseum stage with fans in the front row singing along.
SHOW DATE: Saturday, February 11, 2006 • 7:30pm
Wide photo of the sell out crowd at the Coliseum in 2006.

Brad Paisley, and his Time Well Wasted tour mates Sara Evans and Billy Currington, rolled into Morgantown on what would turn out to be a very snowy Saturday night in February 2006, to play for a sell-out crowd of 8,500 fans. 

Brad Paisley fans waiting on the concert to begin. One fan is wearing a decorated lampshade on her head with a sign that reads "Welcome Home Brad" in honor of Paisley's hit single "Alcohol."

"Cowboy hats and the occasional lampshade were in high fashion," wrote Carin Slisz, Associated A&E Editor for The Daily Athenaeum. Paisley's "Alcohol," the first single off his "Time Well Wasted" album reached No. 4 on the "Billboard" Hot Country Songs chart and was a huge favorite with his college fans.  

Brad Paisley sings on the Coliseum stage in front of the video screens that reads "In loving memory. Sago Mines. Tallmansville, WV."

The atmosphere at the Coliseum on February 11, 2006, was one of pride. It was just a little more than a month after an explosion at the Sago Mine trapped 13 miners and took the lives of all but one. Paisley invited the miners' families to be his guests at that Coliseum. He dedicated his single "When I Get Where I'm Going" in tribute to those miners as their names scrolled across the video wall. The crowd, which included then-Governor Joe Manchin, responded with a standing ovation.
Billy Currington plays guitar and sings at the Coliseum in 2006
Billy Currington opened the 2006 show. His single "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right" had just reached No. 1 on the country charts.
Copy of a newspaper ad promoting the 2006 concert with photos of Paisley, Evans and Currington. Sara Evans on stage at the Coliseum in 2006.
Sara Evans was forced to cut her set short because she was suffering from strep throat. She apologized to fans before exiting the stage early.