Twilight star Robert Pattinson appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon recently to promote the premiere of his movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. Robert was on the same night as Carrie Underwood and while he admitted that he was a fan of hers, it was his story about visiting Nashville that had Jimmy laughing. While in Music City, Robert, who is a musician himself, stopped in Gruhn Guitars. While browsing the selection of instruments, he unknowingly met one of country music’s best guitarists.
“There was a guy there in a baseball cap and he was just playing guitar and he was like one of those guitar shop people who seem really impressive,” Robert told Jimmy. “He seemed like a normal guy and he was really sweet. Every guitar I picked up, I’m sitting there playing my G and C, that’s about all I can manage, and every single time I touched a guitar they’d be like ‘Do you want this guy….”
Robert struggled to remember the baseball cap-wearing man’s name, however. “What was his name? Who is like, the most famous country guitarist?” he asked before the name came to him. “Brad Paisley! They’d say ‘Do you want Brad to just play it?’ I thought he was just a guy that worked there. I had no idea who he was!”
While Robert knows his way around a guitar well enough, he knew his skills were nowhere near Brad’s level. “He was talking about his farm and stuff and he seemed like a really good guitarist,” Robert said. “I had no idea who he was. I was like ‘I don’t want Brad to play it, this guy who works here, because he’s really good!’”
To hear the whole story as well as more about Robert’s visit to Nashville, watch this clip from his appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!