Tour Launches May 16
Special Guests include Randy Houser, Charlie Worsham,
Leah Turner and Dee Jay Silver
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2014) Country music superstar Brad Paisley has announced his 2014 tour and association with tour sponsor, KRAFT Cheese & Dairy brands. Country Nation World Tour presented by KRAFT Cheese kicks off in Philadelphia, PA on May 16 and will travel to over 40 cities in the United States and Canada during the summer months. Special guests will be Randy Houser, Charlie Worsham, Leah Turner and Dee Jay Silver.
Fans can watch humorous Brad and Kraft co-created videos that show what he would do “For the Love of Cheese” at www.fortheloveofcheese.com. There, they can enter the national sweepstakes for a chance to win a lifetime supply of cheese and a VIP Brad Paisley concert experience, find Paisley’s cheesy recipe favorites, and more.
Paisley is partnering with Tickets-for-Charity to offer fans some of the best seats in the house to benefit St. Jude Target House. Tickets are available exclusively at www.ticketsforcharity.com.
Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, which has earned him numerous awards including three GRAMMYs, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, as well as three awards from ASCAP as Country Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year. He is also a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry, having been inducted in 2001. Since his first #1 single in 1999, Paisley has placed 22 singles at the top of the charts. His current single, “River Bank,” scored a career-high opening week at radio and is from his forthcoming August 26 album release. Visit www.bradpaisley.com for more information.
Randy Houser notched his third single at the top of the MediaBase Country Singles chart most recently with “Goodnight Kiss,” his first as a songwriter. His third consecutive No. 1 single follows the RIAA Platinum-certified “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and “How Country Feels,” the title cut from his latest album. HOW COUNTRY FEELS, released Jan. 2013, has been called a “buoyant, hook-filled outing” (Washington Post) that shows off his powerhouse voice, hailed “one of the best in Nashville” (GAC). The Los Angeles Times wrote Stoney Creek Records’ Randy Houser adds “grit to the genre” and The New York Times calls him a true “crowd pleaser.” After earning songwriting credits for Trace Adkins, Justin Moore and Chris Young, Houser catapulted onto the scene with his debut album ANYTHING GOES, which spawned the Top 20 hit “Anything Goes,” and No. 2 smash, “Boots On,” and landed Houser nominations at the CMA Awards, ACM Awards and CMT Awards. His follow-up, THEY CALL ME CADILLAC, was met with praise from The Washington Post and The Boston Globe who named it a top release of the year. Houser has co-headlined CMT On Tour ’09 with Jamey Johnson, joined Gary Allan on the Get Off On The Pain Tour and Willie Nelson on the Country Throwdown Tour, toured with Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley on the Locked and ReLoaded Tour and most recently joined Justin Moore on the Off The Beaten Path Tour before joining Paisley in early 2014. Visit www.randyhouser.com for more information.
Nashville’s rising singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Worsham is currently on tour celebrating his latest single “Want Me Too” off his critically-acclaimed album Rubberband, which Washington Post called an “exquisite debut.” He was recently featured in a starring guest role on an episode of Fox’s hit TV show BONES directed by David Boreanaz, which included 4 songs off of Rubberband. Originally from Grenada, Mississippi, Worsham studied music at Berklee before moving to Nashville, where he wrote and produced the entire 11-track album (co-produced by Ryan Tyndell, executive produced by Arturo Buenahora) before releasing the album on Warner Bros. Records to rave reviews. Celebrating the release with performances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Fox & Friends, the album impressively landed on several of 2013 Best Of lists; including Spin’s “Best Country Albums,” American Songwriter’s “Top 50 Albums,” and Billboard’s “Top 10 Country Albums.” iTunes also featured Rubberband as one if its “Best of 2013 Editor’s Choice and TopSellers” as well as being featured in Rhapsody’s “Top 25 Albums of 2013.” For more information, please visit http://www.charlieworsham.com / Facebook.com/TheCharlieWorsham / follow: @charlieworsham
Hailed as one of country’s most compelling new artists, Leah Turner’s ready laugh conveys all the joy and adventure she finds in life and her voice carries the power and grit to personify its ups and downs. Currently on tour with Brad Paisley, Leah’s been recognized as a “new and noteworthy” act by Billboard’s “Bubbling Under” column and was recently featured on Country Weekly’s 2014 “Ones to Watch.” Her five-song self-titled digital EP, available here http://smarturl.it/leahturnerEP, includes her co-penned Top 40 debut single at Country Radio, “Take the Keys” and her critically-acclaimed current single, “Pull Me Back.” To find out more visit leahturner.com, follow Leah on Twitter at @leahturnermusic, or visit her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LeahTurnerMusic.
DEE JAY SILVER, the first DJ signed to a major Nashville record deal, RCA Nashville, has been touring for over 10 years, performing at premier venues in virtually every major market in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. For the past several years, SILVER has thrilled millions while on back-to-back tours with country superstar Jason Aldean, entertaining the crowds in between sets. He has opened for the likes of Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Chris Young, The Jane Dear Girls, Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Easton Corbin and Justin Moore, and is now performing his unique country/hip hop/rock mashups and remixes on tour with Brad Paisley. Summer 2013 marked the release of his EP Country Club (RCA Nashville) which features creative and rhythmic country mash-ups of some of the format’s most popular and beloved stars, including Alabama, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen, and Love and Theft. Check out a sampling from Country Club here: http://snd.sc/1cDrb9e. SILVER also recently launched a weekly syndicated country radio show called “The Country Club with Dee Jay Silver,” which can be heard now on Country radio stations across the U.S. www.deejaysilver.com
Paisley’s Country Nation World Tour presented by KRAFT Cheese dates are as follows:
May 16 Susquehanna Bank Center Philadelphia, PA
May 17 First Niagara Pavilion Pittsburgh, PA
May 24 Tree Town Festival Forest City, IA*
May 30 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, MO
May 31 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Chicago, IL
June 1 Cricket Wireless Amphitheater Bonner Springs, KS
June 12 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
June 13 Clays Park Amphitheatre N. Lawrence, OH**
June 14 Hunter Mountain Hunter Mountain, NY
June 15 Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion Bangor, ME
June 19 Klipsch Music Center Indianapolis, IN
June 20 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
June 27 Marcus Amphitheatre Milwaukee, WI*
June 28 Chippewa Valley Country Festival Cadott, WI*
July 2 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Toronto, ONT
July 3 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Darien Center, NY
July 5 XFINITY Theatre Hartford, CT
July 10 Sleep Train Amphitheatre San Diego, CA
July 11 Salinas Sports Complex Salinas, CA**
July 12 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine, CA
July 19 Ravina on the Lakes Peoria, IL
July 24 Cheyenne Frontier Days Cheyenne, WY*
July 26 North Dakota State Fair Minot, ND*
August 1 Cape Blanco Country Music Festival Sixes, OR
August 2 Sleep Train Amphitheatre Sacramento, CA
August 8 We Fest Detroit Lakes, MN
August 14 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood Atlanta, GA
August 15 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
August 16 Cruzan Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL
August 21 New York State Fair Syracuse, NY
August 22 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
August 23 XFINITY Center Boston, MA
September 4 Austin360 Amphitheater Austin, TX
September 5 Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas, TX
September 6 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, TX
September 18 Farm Bureau Live Virginia Beach, VA
September 19 PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, NC
September 20 Jiffy Lube Live Washington, DC
*Dates are festivals – include Paisley and multiple other artists
**Randy Houser is not on this date
Live Nation is the national tour promoter. More date will be announced soon. For more information log on to www.livenation.com or www.bradpaisley.com.
SOURCE: Arista Nashville