Country star Brad Paisley just shared an emotional message honoring one of his oldest and most dedicated fans.
In a post on his official Facebook page, the “Last Time for Everything” singer shared the story of how he became friends with a woman named Barbara.
“My very first year of touring, one of my first fan club members was Barbara Diane Whiten,” Paisley wrote. “We knew her as Cupcake, she’d bake those for us. Cupcake passed away of poor health yesterday. It makes me sad to see time take its toll, and yet so thankful for the rest of you as well. I cherish the friendships this career has brought my way, & here’s to the memories we’ve made & are still making. Rest In Peace Cupcake.”
Over the years, Paisley has shown his appreciation for his fans in a variety of ways. Aside from his massive fan club parties and meet and greets, he’s invited fans to appear in his music videos. He’s also surprised some fans by helping them pop the question during his live shows.
Although he’s mourning the loss of one of his most beloved fans, he’s got a busy summer ahead of him. His Weekend Warrior World Tour continues over the next few months, featuring support from Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell. You can find his full list of upcoming tour dates here.