This year Brad Paisley won’t be spending Father’s Day at home with his two sons, Huck, 7, and Jasper, 5, like he’d hoped. Instead, the singer, currently on his Country Nation World Tour sponsored by Kraft Cheese, will be playing a show in Bangor, Maine, on Sunday – and bringing a little piece of home out on the road with him.
“My dad [Doug] comes on tour with me all the time,” Paisley tells PEOPLE Country. “There’s times when I’m like, ‘What are you doing? Why are you doing that?’ But having him out there keeps me pretty grounded.”
In fact, Paisley says if you’re a fan of his, you’d be an even bigger fan of his dad!
“Anyone I’ve ever been around likes my dad better than they like me,” jokes Paisley. “It’s interesting because he disappears from sight during the day, and my dad is a worker and he’s great with people, he gets to know all the backstage security in these venues. We’ll come through a town two years later, like the arena in Omaha or something, and there’s this lady sitting at the door in a yellow event staff jacket, and she’ll look at me and say, ‘Is your dad here?’ He’ll walk in and they remember each other and she’s like, ‘I brought you brownies this time!'”
Find Paisley on tour this summer in a city near you (hey, maybe you’ll be lucky enough to meet Doug, too!).