Brad Paisley’s Country Nation College Tour to Return in 2016
College-aged country music fans, rejoice! Brad Paisley is bringing back his immensely popular Country Nation College Tour this fall. In September, the concert series will hit up colleges across the country for free shows in partnership with presenting sponsor Frontier Communications and sports marketing giant IMG College.
The Brad Paisley Country Nation College Tour will kick off on Sept. 4 in Orlando, Fla., with a performance before the Camping World Kickoff Game featuring Ole Miss and Florida State. From there, Paisley will hit West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.V., on Sept. 9, in advance of WVU's game against Youngstown State, and The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 15.
"Frontier is excited to be partnering with Brad Paisley and to announce the first stops on the tour,” says Cecilia McKenney, an executive officer at Frontier Communications, in a press release. “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.”
More than 120,000 fans came out for the 2015 Country Nation College Tour, named after one of Paisley's singles from his most recent album, Moonshine in the Trunk; "Country Nation" gives a shout-out to 18 college sports mascots throughout the song.
Additional dates for the 2016 Country Nation College Tour will be released in the coming weeks.
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