With lyrics that focused on the peculiarities of domestic life (sample hook: “If you want to show her that you love her, then put that toilet seat down”) and guitar playing worthy of the classic-rock canon, Brad Paisley emerged as one of the most influential country artists of the past decade, helping to draw the genre out of the arena and into the household. Tonight, he brings it to Jones Beach to kick off the outdoor venue’s 2012 season and has assembled an all-star cast of openers to help him out: The Band Perry’s self-titled debut was one of the strongest in recent memory, Scott McCreery won the 10th season of American Idol, and the first two singles off Easton Corbin’s own debut both topped the genre’s singles chart.

Fri., June 1, 6 p.m., 2012

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 23, 2012

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