"Brad is a great guy," Scotty explains. "He treats his opening acts well and treats the people who work for him well. I haven't been on any other tours, but I've heard horror stories about the headliners not talking to their opening acts and don't want anything to do with them...they just brush off all their workers and it's all about them. But Brad, he's the total opposite."
McCreery has also revealed that the two often spend time outside the limelight, Paisley invites him to lunch and dinner: "Brad will walk around and eat dinner with anybody...He's just an all-around good guy. You can talk to him about anything," he explains.
By the sound of McCreery's praise, Paisley has become a significant mentor for the recent Idol winner. Commenting on Paisley's down-to-earth personality, he explains, upon entering his freshman year at North Carolina State University, "That's how I want to be...I don't want anybody to feel intimidated before they come talk to me. I want to be open with anybody, kind of like Brad. He's a good teacher for me. If I'm in school, he's a great professor."
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