From the many cowboy hats and fatigues at the Xcel Energy Center, it was clear that fans weren't afraid to show their devotion to country-music star Brad Paisley and the two other acts on the Jan. 14 concert bill, the Band Perry and "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery.

Amy Zuccone and her 12-year-old daughter, Gabriella, came dressed head to toe in camo outfits that they found online as an homage to Paisley's song "Camouflage."

Paisley also evoked strong feelings from other admirers.

"Brad Paisley is so American without pushing it down your throat," Sam Owens said.

Added Jolene Jacoby, "Brad Paisley represents what we are, and he does the best job of it -- and he's cute."

Sara Glassman • 612-673-7177