Brad Paisley and wife to open free grocery store for people in need

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Brad Paisley and his wife, Kimberly, are opening a modern food pantry that acts as a free grocery store. The Nashville Tennessean reports the Paisleys partnered with Belmont University to set up The Store. Eligible customers will need to be referred by a nonprofit or government agency. The Store will offer fresh and nonperishable groceries to families in need for one year. It will also offer toys near the holidays. Paisley says he was inspired by a similar pantry in Santa Barbara, California, where he took his sons to volunteer last Thanksgiving. The Paisleys made an initial donation to kick off the $1.2 million fundraising effort to build the store. It's expected to open next year.