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NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Global country music superstar Brad Paisley, actress and best-selling author Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and Nationwide present the second annual “Groceries with Dignity & Comedy Without” on Sunday, April 21 at Zanies in Nashville benefitting The Store.

The evening will feature John Crist, Dusty Slay, Brad Paisley and friends. 

Tickets available this Friday, March 1 at 10am HERE 

Last year’s inaugural event raised $100,000 dollars for The Store and featured comedians Kevin Nealon and Nate Bargatze, actress Bonnie Hunt, The Groundlings, and comedic music performances by Brad who also emceed the evening and joined the Groundlings for improv. 

The Store, founded by Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley, is a free-referral-based grocery store that aims to empower low-income individuals and families in the Nashville area. 

The Store operates with the mission of allowing people to shop for their basic needs in a way that protects dignity and fosters hope. 


Brad Paisley has earned his place in country music history as one of the genre’s most talented and decorated male solo artists.

For more than 20 years, his songwriting and unmatched showmanship have won him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 14 Country Music Association Awards including a highly coveted Entertainer of the Year honor and recognition as the most successful CMA Award co-host in history, alongside Carrie Underwood, for 11 consecutive years.

A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001, Paisley has written 21 of his 25 No. 1 hits, and in 2008 became the first artist to achieve 10 consecutive Billboard Country Airplay No. 1 singles. The superstar’s past works have amassed nearly 5 billion career streams.  

Paisley’s additional endeavors include his “American Highway” Bourbon, his collaborations with Peyton Manning on the national Nationwide insurance ad campaigns, and his partnership with Boot Barn to develop “Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley,” an exclusive line of jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts, and woven shirts. | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube


John Crist is one of today’s fast-rising stand-up comedians, with more than one billion video views, over five million fans on social media and sold-out shows from coast to coast making Pollstar’s Top 100 Global Tours list in 2019 with over 197,000 tickets sold.

Widely known for viral videos like “Honest Football Coach,” “Every Parent at Disney,” “Brands that need to be CANCELLED” plus hundreds more.

John Crist has performed all over the world and in 2023, he will begin his multi-city national “Emotional Support” tour selling out theaters all over the United States.

John has been seen on ESPN, Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, Barstool Sports, and Buzzfeed just to name a few.

In 2022, John released his second special “What Are We Doing?” on YouTube and also released his best-selling book “Delete That” in the fall.

John also has a weekly podcast called “Net Positive” featuring special guests every other week.


Long hair, tobacco, over-sized glasses and a trucker hat, Dusty Slay is the self-effacing bourbon-voiced Southern comedian next door with a knack for observational, blue-collar humor and the nerve to say what everyone else is thinking.

He grew up the son of a single mom in an Alabama trailer park and evokes laughs about everything from Cracker Barrel to his aversion to soap.

The 40-year-old Nashville native is a mainstay on the country music scene.

He made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2019—the youngest at the time—and has made dozens of appearances in the historic Circle ever since.

He has also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live, has a Comedy Central special to his credit and just released his first hour-long Netflix special “Workin’ Man” that he filmed about three hours from home, at the Bijou theater in Knoxville, Tennessee.

With almost 20 years of eliciting guffaws through his laidback observations, comedic cadence and conversational style, Dusty is just getting started bringing his brand of relatable working-class comedy to audiences coast to coast.

Slay recently announced his 35-show “The Night Shift Tour” in support of the new special.

See below for tour routing and more details can be found at


Paisley and his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, are co-founders of nonprofit organization The Store, a free-referral based grocery story, which aims to empower low-income individuals and families in the Nsahville area. 

The Store operates with the mission of allowing people to shop for their basic needs in a way that protects dignity and fosters hope.

There is no charge to those referred or to the people and agencies that send them.

They may shop for food to supplement their income during times of crisis and as they work toward self-sufficiency.

 The Store currently works with nearly 25 referral agencies in Nashville to help families in securing food assistance while they access other support services, for a more comprehensive and wholistic approach for families in need. 

The Store purchases all its food, with the exception of locally grown produce and in kind donations through licensed vendors. 

The Store regularly serves over 400 households weekly. 

For more information, visit


Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. Nationwide is rated A+ by Standard & Poor’s.

An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation, Nationwide provides a full range of insurance and financial services products including auto, business, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; and pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. 

For more information, visit


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The annual Nashville Comedy Festival features some of the funniest comedians in the world.

The comedians perform at various venues throughout Nashville and bring non-stop laughter to all attendees.

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