Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, trends and innovations in music, announced three-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer Brad Paisley as the featured keynote for the 2015 Billboard Touring Conference & Awards. Paisley’s session will take place at 2:45pm on November 18 at the Roosevelt Hotel with a Q&A led by Ray Waddell, Billboard’s executive director of Content & Programming for Touring & Live Entertainment.
“Over the past decade, Brad Paisley has been one of country music’s most consistent headliners, with a history of well-produced, well-executed and, most importantly, well-attended shows,” said Waddell. “Brad is deeply engaged in his touring business both front- and back-of-house, he has a unique perspective, and he’s probably the funniest guy in country music. This is going to be fun.”
Paisley has recently completed his highly successful Crushin’ It World Tour for 2015 and the free Country Nation College Tour presented by Zaxby’s. He has performed for 6.4 millions fans in the past 10 years on the road, according to Billboard.
Paisley earned his eighth No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with his 2014 album Moonshine in the Trunk. Since his first chart-topping single in 1999, Paisley has amassed 19 Billboard No. 1 country singles, 17 of which he wrote or co-wrote, including this year’s “Perfect Storm.”