The singer welcomes the Rising Star contestant home

By Danielle Anderson
Updated July 21, 2014 05:15 PM
Credit: Chris Hollo

With Brad Paisley, even when you lose, you win.

After Sarah Darling was eliminated from ABC’s Rising Star on July 13, Paisley made sure to send the Nashville-based singer home with a parting gift – an invite to play the Grand Ole Opry with him.

Clearly, Paisley is a man of his word. And on Saturday night, he and Darling took the famed Opry stage and performed Paisley’s hit “Whiskey Lullaby” together.

Before starting the song, Paisley introduced Darling to the crowd, saying, Welcome home – back to the place you belong, Nashville, Tennessee.” An ecstatic Darling responded, “There s no place like home.”

Want more stories like this?

Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers:

Thank you for signing up!