Brad Paisley has been hailed as one of the finest singers, songwriters and guitar players of his generation, and he's got the awards and star-studded collaborations to prove there might be something to those accolades. The five-time top male vocalist of the year pulls into town this week on his American Saturday Night Tour, where he's sure to play "Then," his 10th consecutive chart-topper and the 14th No. 1 song of his career.
>> Brad Paisley performs 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Cricket Wireless Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix. Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne open the show. $21.55-$49. www.livenation.com