2012 Country Megaticket with Brad Paisley and The Band Perry
Paisley hails from West Virginia, he taught himself to play the guitar at eight, and by 12 years-old, he had already written and performed his first single on the radio. Unlike other country stars, Paisley's talents were uncovered at a relatively early age and he perfected his songwriting craft through the paid support of ASCAP. He moved to Nashville and attended Belmont University on a fully-funded ASCAP scholarship and he interned with Atlantic Records. Paisley graduated from Belmont with a degree in Music Business and he immediately signed a songwriting contract with EMI Music Publishing. He immediately had a hit on his hands when he penned David Kersh's single "Another You", in 1996 when the single reached the top five of the country singles charts.
After early success with his songwriting career, Paisley was signed to Arista Nashville for a recording contract and he debuted his first single "Who Needs Pictures", and album of the same name in 1999. The album featured the #1 country single "He Didn't Have to Be", and it was eventually certified platinum by the RIAA, not bad for a debut album. Paisley also made his premiere at the Grand Ole Opry in 1999, and at the age of 28 he was the youngest member ever to join Country Music's biggest stage.
In 2000, he was named the Best New Male Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music and was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards. He released his follow-up in 2001 and won a CMA award for Music Video of the Year for the single "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)". The video featured a cameo from his future wife, Kimberly Williams, who would go on to be the inspiration for several of his other hits including "Then". In support of the album, Brad Paisley tour dates were scheduled across the country and he served as the opening act for Lonestar.
Paisley had his biggest commercial success with the album, "Mud on the Tires", which featured the platinum duet with Alison Krauss, "Whiskey Lullaby"; The song was also named Song of the Year by the Country Music Association. The album went on to be certified double platinum and remains Paisley's biggest selling album. He released his fifth album, "5th Gear", in 2007. Ever since 2007, Paisley has been awarded the Male Vocalist of the Year title at the Academy of Country Music, and was again crowned in 2011.
Paisley went on to release several more albums and headline more tours in the latter part of the 2000s. He won his first Grammy award in 2008 for "Best Country Instrumental" for the single "Throttleneck". Brad Paisley tour dates were announced on a national headlining tour entitled "The Paisley Party". For 2011, Paisley has a new album "This is Country Music" set for release in May, 2011.
All in all, Paisley has charted 25 singles on the Billboard country charts, 16 of them have hit #1 and he holds the record for the most consecutive #1 singles with ten #1s in a row. He has headlined several tours and is gearing up for his latest national tour, "H20 II: Wetter and Wilder World Tour". This 2011, the Brad Paisley concert schedule includes stops at the America's largest venues and will be supported by country stars: Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Jerrod Niemann, and Sunny Sweeney. Don't miss out on the ACM's Top Male Vocalist four years running when he comes into town. Use Eventful as your source for Brad Paisley concert dates and venue information.
The Band Perry: For The Band Perry, country music is a family affair. The group, fronted by big sister Kimberly and supported by younger brothers Reid and Neil, became country music's breakout act in 2010. The massive success of their single "If I Die Young", was followed by accolades and Platinum plaques. Now, The Band Perry has embarked on a national tour on the opening stage for country superstar Tim McGraw. Don't miss the Band Perry tour dates along the Emotional Traffic Tour this Summer, 2011. Use Eventful as your source for The Band Perry tour dates and concert schedule information.
The Alabama trio began touring together when Kimberly was a solo-act with Reid and Neil, then 8 and 10, serving as her opening act. They put their forces together in 2005 and booked tour dates as The Band Perry on the New Faces of Country Tour in 2005. They were finally discovered in 2008 by Garth Brooks' manager and were signed to fledging Nashville start-up label Republic Nashville. The cultivation process was short and in 2009, The Band Perry released their debut single "Hip to My Heart" and due to the success quickly put a record together. They released a self-titled EP in April, 2009 to capitalize on a hit single while forging ahead in the studio and with tour dates.
By 2010, The Band Perry became formidable country stars when "If I Die Young" hit country radio. The single was a massive triumph becoming the act's first #1 single and receiving a double-Platinum certification. The single brought The Band Perry commercial success and they were lauded by the country music community. In 2011, the group was awarded the Top New Artist and Top New Duo awards at the Academy of Country Music ceremonies and they were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song.
The Band Perry scored another country hit in 2011 with "You Lie" off their self-titled debut album which has since been certified Gold. The Band Perry was last year's breakout success and they are currently riding the wave of their monumental debut. Don't miss a date on the Band Perry concert schedule 2011 and their national tour with Tim McGraw. Use Eventful as your source for The Band Perry tour dates and concert tour information.
Brantley Gilbert: Brantley Gilbert joins a long line of country outlaws this summer on Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour this 2011. The aspiring country rocker is hitting the road all summer long to promote his first hit single "Country Must Be Country Wide". Additional Brantley Gilbert tour dates are scheduled at other venues throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on Brantley Gilbert's concert schedule 2011; Use Eventful as your source for Brantley Gilbert tour dates and concert tour information.
Gilbert hails from Jefferson, Georgia and cites his southern roots as the basis for his lyrics. It wasn't until a near fatal car accident in which his truck flipped over several times on the highway that Gilbert realized that life is short and precious. Following a lengthy recovery, he then focused his energies towards his passion and embarked on a full-time career in music. He was picked up for an indie record deal in 2005 and was supposed to release his debut album, A Modern Day Prodigal Son, but he was dropped from the line-up before the album hit stores. Brantley Gilbert toured constantly, and performed as many concerts as venues would have him in order to secure another deal.
Years of constant touring earned Gilbert a record contract with Average Joe's Entertainment who released his debut album in 2009. Although, no singles were released, the album did appear on the Billboard Country Albums chart in 2009 and garnered him attention in and around Nashville. Gilbert was noticed by Jason Aldean who re-recorded Gilbert's "My Kinda Party" for his 2010 album of the same name. The single became a #2 hit for Aldean and legitimated Gilbert as a songwriter. Aldean also recorded the Gilbert penned track, "Dirt Road Anthem", which serves as his current single and is climbing up the Billboard country charts. Brantley Gilbert tour dates were vigorously scheduled throughout the Southeast and he was soon picked up to a major deal with the Valory Music Group.
Gilbert scored his first charting single with "Country Must Be Country Wide", in 2011. The single is currently rising up the country charts and his sophomore album, Halfway to Heaven, has been in stores since 2010. The aspiring country star has been on the road touring for the better part of 2010-11 to promote his records. In addition to individual Brantley Gilbert tour dates, the country rocker has signed on to Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour, which is playing fairgrounds and festivals throughout Summer, 2011. Don't miss a Brantley Gilbert concert or performance; Use Eventful as your source for Brantley Gilbert tour dates and venue information.