15-year-old Brandy suffers from Spina Bifida. She has endured 4 surgeries to replace the shunt in her brain, numerous orthopedic surgeries, must use a catheter, and at times has to use a wheelchair for mobility.
Brandy’s wish was to meet her favorite country superstar, Brad Paisley. Her wish came true at the 30th Annual Fan Fair country music festival in Nashville, Tennessee. Not only would she be in the heart of country music, Brandy would also be in attendance at the TNN & CMT Country Music Weekly Awards the following evening!
The first surprise of the trip happened only minutes after Brandy and her family settled into their hotel room when in walked Brad Paisley. Brandy said that “I was in shock! I didn’t know what to say!” Soon, the charming singer was coaxing Brandy into conversations ranging from car racing to breaking into showbiz, and even had her singing a duet with him to his hit song, “Who Needs Pictures.” To top off her first night at Fan Fair, Brad asked if Brandy would like to sit with him the next evening at the TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards in the front row. She literally squealed with excitement and said, “I know I won’t sleep tonight!”
Brandy’s special wish just kept getting better as she headed to the TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards in a limo and took her seat next to Brad Paisley. “Everyone was so nice to me. The front row is pretty cool,” she said. Her mom Robin said Brad was a very special person for taking so much time with Brandy.