ESPN’s College GameDay Built by the Home Depot will get a visit from country music superstar Brad Paisley on Saturday, Nov. 1, when he stops by the GameDay set in Morgantown, W.Va., on the campus of West Virginia University. Paisley will join host Chris Fowler and analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard for their winning picks segment leading into the weekend’s biggest college football games. The weekly three-hour Emmy Award-winning show (Saturday 9 a.m. – noon ET) will set up on the patio of the Mountainlair Student Union for just its second visit to Morgantown. Then, at 3:30 p.m., ABC will televise the Mountaineers’ game against TCU.
Lee Fitting, ESPN senior coordinating producer, said, “Anytime we can get a star of Brad Paisley’s stature on the show it is a huge win. On top of that, Brad is a West Virginia native and huge Mountaineers fan. GameDay’s been on a great run this season with celebrity guest pickers and Saturday morning in Morgantown with Brad on our set should be very entertaining.”
Dierks Bentley announced today during a press conference that they will launch the first-ever country music festival in New York City. FarmBorough is set to take place on Randall’s Island June 26-28, 2015 and will feature Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley at the top of the all-star line up.
The first additional artists to be announced for the three-day festival include Wade Bowen, Brandy Clark, Maddie & Tae, Kip Moore, Ashley Monroe, Randy Houser, The Cadillac Three and Dwight Yoakam with more to be revealed over the coming weeks. Three-day passes start at $225 (plus applicable service charges and fees) and go on-sale Thurs., Nov 6th at 10 AM EST. Fans will also have the option to upgrade to VIP three-day packages with access to Skyline Lounge featuring skyline views, private bars and more. For more information and pricing information, visit: www.farmboroughfestival.com.
FarmBorough comes from the creators of premier country music festivals Watershed, Faster Horses and Route 91 Harvest, in partnership with Founders Entertainment, the force behind the ever-popular Governors Ball Music Festival. Together they will bring an unrivaled list of country’s most popular acts to the heart of New York City, as well as highlight some undiscovered talent with the “Next From Nashville” stage.
“We’ve been dreaming about bringing a country festival to New York for a long time, and we feel like the time is right now. We have the perfect partner in Founders and the perfect location on Randall’s Island to really bring fans and artists something special,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation President of Country Touring. “New York City is a global destination. Country fans from all over the world can come to the city and take advantage of all it has to offer, while enjoying three days of the best country music acts too.”
“We’re thrilled to bring our hometown of New York City its first-ever Country music festival. This has been many years in the making, and we couldn’t be more excited to launch FarmBorough in June,” said Co-founder and Partner at Founders Entertainment, Jordan Wolowitz. “Brian O’Connell and his team at Live Nation are the ideal partners for this venture, and together we form a festival dream team. With Governors Ball, and now FarmBorough, New York City is host to premier, world class, music festivals.”
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On Monday, Oct. 27, superstars Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, hosts of “The 48th Annual CMA Awards,” will make appearances on “The View” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers” to promote Country Music’s Biggest Night™, which airs live Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
The duo, whose hosting skills have been praised year after year by fans and media, will bring their charm and comedic talents to both daytime and late night television audiences on Monday, Oct. 27. In the morning, they will visit with the cast of “The View” on the ABC Television Network (11:00 AM/ET) where Paisley will debut his current single “Perfect Storm” for the first time on national television and Underwood will discuss her upcoming album, Greatest Hits: Decade #1 in stores Dec. 9. “The View” is a live, one-hour daily talk show featuring moderators Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez, and Nicolle Wallace.
That evening, Underwood and Paisley will join Seth Meyers on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” “Late Night with Seth Meyers” airs weeknights on NBC at 12:35 AM/ET. Both appearances will be in support of “The 48th Annual CMA Awards.”
While in New York they will also tape interviews with “Access Hollywood” and participate in a national satellite media tour with top ABC affiliates. Additionally, Underwood and Paisley will be hosting the nationally syndicated “Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton” airing the weekend of Nov 1-2. Last week it was announced that Lon Helton won the 2014 CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year, marking the seventh time he has earned that honor.