Brad Paisley was arrested early Sunday morning, October 19 in Nashville for what the 'authorities' cited as "serious crimes." The arrest wasn't real though. It was part of a series of other pranks that his tourmates Jewel Kilcher and Chuck Wicks put him on.
The arrest, as reported by Great American Country, occurred at 3:15 A.M. when Brad's private plane had just landed at the airport soon after he completed his last tour date with Jewel and Chuck in San Antonio, Texas. Shortly after the plane landed, Brad and his crew were greeted by two police officers, one of whom asked him to get out of the plane so they could speak.
While his other entourage were asked to stay in the plane, Brad was informed by the officer, "We have warrants out of Texas and Tennessee for you. We'll get you downtown and you can get your lawyer." Looking confused, the country music singer managed to stay calm, simply saying "okay" when he heard the police's explanation.
"You've gotta be kidding me! I've never done anything wrong in my life," so Brad said when both officers placed him on handcuffs. He, however, acted very cooperative when the police placed him in the back of their vehicle and informed him, "We have a Miss Jewel Murray who has filed 42 charges against you in the states of Texas and Tennessee for excessive noodling." It was at that time that Brad realized he was a victim of a prank.
Finding the prank funny, Brad broke out laughing. "Noodling? On the guitar?" he asked the officers who actually have already retired. "You know what, I am guilty," he continued joking, adding, "This is as good as it gets. I didn't think for a second it was a real bust, by the way."
The exclusive video footage, put on Great American Country's official site, tells the complete story of Brad's "prank arrest".