Brad Paisley performs “Country Nation” at West Virginia University’s Mountaineer Field. Landmarks Live In Concert continues with Brad Paisley Friday, January 27 at 9PM on PBS. The best-selling country artist returns home to perform before a crowd of 35,000 at West Virginia University. The series is hosted by Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
BRAD PAISLEY: I remember coming up with this chorus when I was writing it.
It was: 'We're Mountaineers.
We're the tide that rolls.
We're a herd of Longhorn steer.'
It's how you find you identity in your sports team.
And your local team.
You don't even have to go to that school.
CHAD SMITH: Yeah.
BRAD PAISLEY: Yeah, like me.
BRAD PAISLEY: It's football season.
BRAD PAISLEY (SINGING): We work in the factories and the fields Assembly lines and coal mines and the steel mills That's what we do but we're so much than that If you want to know who we are it's on the logos of our caps We're Mountaineers, we're volunteers We're the tide that rolls, we're Seminoles We're a herd of Longhorn steers We drive Ford and Chevrolet Shoot twenty-four and eighty-eight We crank up our music Friday nights On two thousand country stations Yeah, we're one big country nation, that's right.
We might fix your water pump, your AC Bring your apple pie, and fill your glass of tea. Take that FedEx package to your door.
But underneath that apron or that uniform We're Wild Cats, Wolverines We're Tigers, Buckeyes, Bruins Bulldogs, Hogs, and Hurricanes We pray before we race Cheer fourteen and forty-eight And we crank up the same songs Friday night Yeah, we're one big country nation, that's right.
We're all across the map Down city streets and old dirt roads We're the fabric of this nation And we're a nation all our own.