Country music superstar Brad Paisley today announced a second wave of free shows for the 2016 Brad Paisley Country Nation College Tour presented by Frontier Communications. Paisley will take his free concerts to six additional IMG College partners throughout September and October.
The “Country Nation College Tour presented by Frontier Communications” will stop at The Air Force Academy on Thursday, September 29 before heading to East Carolina University on Thursday, October 6. Paisley will then travel to University of Connecticut on Friday, October 7, University of Nebraska on Thursday, October 13, University of Kansas on Friday, October 14, and the University of California, Los Angeles on Friday, October 21.
Country artist Brett Young will be the opening act at ECU, Nebraska, Kansas and UCLA, while Chase Bryant will open at Air Force Academy and Lindsey Ell will open at UCONN.
Paisley’s “Country Nation College Tour presented by Frontier Communications” has already made stops at the Camping World Kickoff Game, West Virginia University and The Ohio State University, playing to massive crowds at each venue.
“Frontier is excited to be partnering with Brad Paisley and to announce additional stops on the tour,” said Cecilia McKenney, EVP and Chief Customer Officer of Frontier Communications. “Music and college sports are a winning combination, and we’re thrilled to help bring this experience to fans across the country. Sponsoring the Country Nation College Tour is the perfect opportunity for us to show appreciation to our customers.”
Paisley’s “Country Nation” single from his chart-topping album, Moonshine in the Trunk, debuted in 2015. Written by Paisley and his longtime collaborators Chris DuBois and Kelley Lovelace, “Country Nation” is a celebration of the college spirit and America’s passion for sports, while giving a shout-out to 18 college sports mascots.
Stetson Cologne, the official fragrance of the tour, will be on-site at each of the shows sampling Stetson Original for Men.
IMG, which serves more than 200 universities nationwide, is a division of WME | IMG, which also represents Paisley and brokered the college tour deal.