Brad Paisley uses SHURE at Daytona 500

(mtebaldi | Posted 2011-03-31)

Brad Paisley uses SHURE at Daytona 500

Kicking off the 2011 NASCAR season, the Daytona 500 race is surely one of the most important (not to mention exciting) of the tournament. To start things off in great spirits, the Association recruited Brad Paisley to perform in the event, which took Country Music Fans to awe. But behind all the adrenaline-fueled emotions of the occasion, an 86-year-old company had a crucial task on its hands: making Brad sound crystal-clear. Brad Paisley is the Country Music Association’s 2010 Entertainer of the Year; therefore performing is a no-joke task for him. To deliver another of his great performances, which in this case was also televised, Paisley relied on Shure microphones’ excellence.

“Brad’s vocal mic was the Shure UR2/Beta58A handheld wireless mic,” says Kevin Freeman, Brad’s Front-of-House engineer. “Brad likes to get close to the audience, and that mic works well even in venues where he walks way out in front of the main PA speakers.” Paisley played a one-of-a-kind guitar created by official NASCAR artist Sam Bass. The Fender Telecaster sported Daytona 500 graphics and was equipped with a Shure UR1 bodypack transmitter.

“We used a Shure KSM313 ribbon mic on the guitar amp,” Kevin says. “Brad likes to experiment with different mics, and the KSM313 has a nice, full-bodied sound. I don’t have a secret weapon; my job is to take whatever makes the artist’s performance special and make sure that it’s heard.” Shure’s diverse product line includes world-class wired microphones, wireless microphones and in-ear personal monitor systems, headphones for performers, presenters and recorders, award-winning earphones and headsets for use with MP3 players and smart phones, and top-rated phonograph cartridges for professional DJs. Shure Incorporated headquarters is located in Niles, Illinois, in the United States.

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