Tag Archives: Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley to receive Nashville Symphony’s Harmony Award

Brad Paisley. photo credit: Jim Shea.

Congratulations to country superstar Brad Paisley! He’s going to be awarded the Nashville Symphony’s “Harmony Award” this December for his contribution to music and for staying true to artistic vision. Brad will be given the special award December 29th in downtown Nashville’s Schmerhorn Symphony Center during the 29th annual Symphony Ball.

Nashville Symphony CEO and President Alan Valentine had this to say about Brad and the award:

“As one of Country music’s biggest stars, Brad has made a huge impact by staying true to his artistic and personal vision. We can’t think of anyone today more deserving of this award, which over the years has honored the many artists who’ve helped make Nashville the thriving creative capital that it is today. Without a doubt, Brad’s talents and contribution to the music of Nashville have been outstanding.”

Brad will also perform during the award event.

 

 

Chris Young Released From the Hospital

Chris-Young-CountryMusicIsLove

In other medical news in Nashville … Singer-songwriter, Chris Young, returned home to Nashville this past weekend after being admitted last week to Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver for a dangerous bacterial infection as a result of a small cut on his leg. Chris was en route to a tour date in Montana on Tuesday, August 13th when he began to go into septic shock and was taken by ambulance to the Denver, Colorado hospital. An emergency surgery was performed where doctors removed the infection from Chris’s leg.

Chris is now home under his physician’s care and expected to make a full recovery. As expected, his mobility is currently impacted by the surgery and his doctor has advised he wait a full week post-surgery to resume touring. Chris will return to the road starting with Brad Paisley’s “Beat This Summer Tour Presented By Cracker Barrel Old Country Store” on Thursday, August 22 in Mountain View, California. His show in Redding, California will be rescheduled to September 8.

Chris Young Hospitalized with a Leg Infection

chris young hospitalized cancels shows

We’re wishing a speedy recovery to the mega-talented, Chris Young, who is currently hospitalized in Denver with a leg infection. He is listed in stable condition, but has been forced to cancel all show through August 17.

Tonight’s headlining show in Kalispell, MT has been cancelled as well as his performances on Brad Paisley’s “Beat This Summer Tour Presented By Cracker Barrel Old Country Store” on Aug. 15 in Penticton, BC, Aug. 16 in Mission, BC and Aug. 17 in Brownsville, OR.He is expected to return to the stage on August 21 in Redding, CA.

“I’m so sorry to disappoint the fans but I didn’t even know I was sick,” said Chris. “One minute I was fine then suddenly I’m being rushed to the hospital,” he continued. “I look forward to being up and around and back on the road.”

Get well soon, Chris!

Brad Paisley goes double platinum

Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood. photo credit: Bob D’Amico/ABC.

Congratulations to Brad Paisley and the entire team at Arista Nashville! The country superstar has gone double platinum with his hit duet “Remind Me” with Carrie Underwood. It has been officially certified double platinum by the RIAA for selling more than two million copies digitally since its release.

The single, from Brad’s 2011 “This is Country Music,” was released in February 2011, and was a co-write by Brad with Chris DuBois and Kelley Lovelace. It was a number one Billboard single for the pair.

Brad is out on the road for his “Beat This Summer” tour in support of his brand new album “Wheelhouse.” So far, he’s already played to over 423,000 fans on the tour – with plenty more dates to go! Are you going to be seeing Brad on tour this year?

Brad Paisley gets 22nd number one single!

Brad Paisley. photo credit: Jim Shea.

Congratulations to Brad Paisley and the team at Arista Nashville! He’s earned his twenty-second number one single this week with “Beat This Summer.” The song was included on Rolling Stones’ “Top 10 Summer Songs Actually About Summer” this year.

He’ll be busy this weekend as he hosts a July the 4th radio special appropriately titled “Beat This Summer 4th of July Radio Special.” The hour-long program will feature Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen, and more. Check with your local radio station to see if they’ll be carrying Brad’s radio program.

He’s out on his “Beat this Summer” tour across North America. Brad’s next stops are in Darien Lake, New York on July 12th, and Fort Loramie, Ohio on July 13th. Did you see Brad yet on tour? Are you planning to?

Brad Paisley to join Rolling Stones in Philadelphia

Brad Paisley. photo credit: Jeremy Cowart.

Country music superstar, and one of the top guitarists in music today, Brad Paisley, will join the Rolling Stones at their Tuesday, June 18th headlining date in Philadelphia. He isn’t the first country artist to appear with the rock legends on their current tour: Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow and Carrie Underwood have all performed live at different concerts.

Tickets are still available for the June 18th show featuring Brad through the Wells Fargo Center website.

Blake Shelton Enlists His Friends for “Boys ‘Round Here” Celeb Remix

BlakeShelton

With quite the arsenal of celebrity friends, it’s only fitting for Blake Shelton to bring his new brand of redneck to all facets of the country world. He’s released a “Celebrity Mix” of his current single, “Boys ‘Round Here,” that is sure to have you “red-ing” along with the best of them.

In addition to the Pistol Annies, the song also features Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Ronnie Dunn, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Reba, Josh Turner, Keith Urban and Hank Williams, Jr.

Hear the new mix here:

Brad Paisley returning to Ottawa in October

Brad Paisley.

For the first time since the ill-fated Capital Hoedown, country superstar Brad Paisley will be returning to Ottawa for a headlining date. His “Beat This Summer” tour will take over Scotiabank Place on October 18th with special guests Chris Young and Lee Brice. Tickets range from $30 to $80 before taxes and fees and will go on-sale this Friday, June 7th, at 10 am EST through capitaltickets.ca, or by calling (613) 599-FANS (3267) or by visiting a Capital Tickets outlet in person.

What’s cool and different about Brad’s tour this year is that he’s getting fans to participate in a special light show by downloading a light app to their smartphones. The app is available at lights.bradpaisley.com, and all you have to do is open the app when Brad hits the stage. Pretty cool!

Will you be going to Brad’s return to Ottawa? Have you seen him on tour yet this year?

DVR Alert: Brad Paisley on Nashville

Brad Paisley. photo credit: Jim Shea.

If you’ve been following ABC’s new hit drama series “Nashville,” you already won’t be missing the season finale on May 22nd. For those who haven’t been tuning in, there’s an even bigger reason to start. Country superstar Brad Paisley will be appearing in the finale episode on May 22nd on ABC. He’ll play himself in a cameo appearance where he will perform alongside show main characters Deacon and Rayna.

It isn’t the first time for the Paisley family. Brad’s wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, had a character that had made multiple appearances throughout the season. Her character was a mistress to Teddy.

Will you be tuning in? Have you been watching the first season of the show?

Country stars react to George Jones’ passing

george jones

It’s been a tragic few days for country music stars and country fans. The legendary George Jones passed away in a Nashville hospital, and country stars have reacted in shock and sadness over the loss of an icon. See what some of your favorite stars have said about the great George Jones:

 

Brad Paisley:

“George Jones’ life is an example of so many wonderful things. How someone’s God-given gifts can make this a richer, better place.  How one human being can overcome adversity, addiction, and life threatening obstacles time and time again.  That it is not the stumble or fall that counts, but the willingness to stand again. How a keen sense of humor and a twinkle in a person’s eye can still prevail even after all of life’s hard knocks.  How mistakes, missteps, and bad choices are not the end of the world if a person chooses to turn them into something good. And George’s life is above all the strongest example of how the love of a great woman can get a man through anything. All of this made its way beautifully into every note of the greatest voice country music will ever know.  And one of the greatest friends you could ever have.

We miss you already, George.

Brad”

Dolly Parton:

“My heart is absolutely broken.  George Jones was my all time favorite singer and one of my favorite people in the world.  My heart goes out to Nancy and all his family and friends.”

Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts:

“He was the greatest country vocalist that ever lived! Through the years we have all tried to emulate the passion in his voice, but no one can fill his shoes.”

Merle Haggard:

“The world has lost the greatest country singer of all time. Amen.” 

Easton Corbin:

“I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of one of my all time heroes, George Jones. Georges’ music was real and he was able to touch thousands through his songs. Not only was he a great singer, but he also had the ability to make you relate to every one of his songs, no matter who you are. He and his music will remain timeless in the world of country music. My thoughts and prayers are with his family through this difficult time.”

Blake Shelton (via Twitter):

Just landed in LA. Listened to “The King Is Gone” and “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” over and over again just like always. Can’t accept it. Really REALLY bad news. We’ve lost a country music legend. And I’ve lost a hero and a friend. Goodbye George Jones…

Kelly Clarkson (via Twitter):

Sad to hear about George Jones passing. That man touched a lot of lives with his music. Thanks for setting the bar for the rest of us. #RIPGeorgeJones

Read more reactions and quotes below: