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Toby Keith, Luke Bryan & Brad Paisley confirmed for Watershed Fest!

Toby Keith.

After a successful first year, the Watershed Music Festival is returning to the picturesque Gorge Amphitheatre August 2-4.  Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Lee Brice, Terri Clark, Kip Moore, Thompson Square, Chris Young and more with late night sets at the “World Famous Late Night Honky Tonk” by Shooter Jennings and Blackberry Smoke.  Three-day festival passes and camping go on sale Friday, March 15 at www.watershedfest.com and .ticketmaster.com and livenation.com.  Camping starts at $110 and festival passes are priced at $149 including taxes and fees.

“This time last year as we were getting ready to announce the first year of this festival, we knew we had a great location and a unique concept for country fans, but we didn’t know how amazing the weekend would turn out to be,” said Brian O’Connell, five-time ACM Promoter of the Year and President of Live Nation, Nashville.  ”We were blown away by the fans and the support from the artists.  We have some new surprises planned for this year and hope to keep making it bigger and better year after year.”

Watershed Music Festival features a versatile lineup of artists,  late night sets, outrageous camping sites, collaborations and more.   The Gorge Amphitheatre, located in George, Wash., is undoubtedly one of the most scenic concert venues in the world and offers sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge.  The area itself is a watershed for the Columbia River, thus inspiring the name of the event.

What an exciting line-up! Will you be going?

Brad Paisley to Beat This Summer with Chris Young & Lee Brice


On the heels of the release of his new single “Beat this Summer,” Brad Paisley has announced the first leg of his 2013 Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®. The tour will hit 29 cities across the United States and Canada, starting on May 9 in St. Louis, Mo. Additionally, Brad will be joined on the road by Chris Young and Lee Brice.

“Teaming up with Brad Paisley for this tour is exciting for everyone at Cracker Barrel because he is one of the most highly-regarded modern-day entertainers, and his connection with country music fans, our brand, and our guests is such a phenomenal fit,” says Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “The tour integration itself is the largest we’ve ever launched as a brand, and we’re thrilled that the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program is helping to bring this amazing tour experience to thousands of fans.”

Exclusive Interview: Introducing Josh Charles

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It’s the eve of the release of “Wasted on Love,” the first single from country piano-man Josh Charles. The song will be released via Downhome Records/ THC: Music/Ingrooves/Fontana, and is Charles’s first single since 2011′s critically-acclaimed “Life Ain’t Fair.” In addition to releasing his single this month, Josh recently went to Nashville, where he recorded with Grammy Award winner, Toby Wright and he’ll be backed by Blake Shelton‘s touring band, Rob Byus, Tracy Broussard, Kevin Post and Beau Tackett.

We discussed his background, who he’d LOVE to duet with, country music in NYC, his oddest job (hint: I’ve fallen and I can’t get up) and more! Plus, what’s it like to open for Blake Shelton? Read on to find out!

Brad Paisley releases Wheelhouse track list

Brad Paisley. photo credit: Jim Shea.

Country superstar Brad Paisley garners his 21st No. 1 single with “Southern Comfort Zone,” and today confirms the track listing for his 8th regular studio album, Wheelhouse, set for release on Arista Nashville on Tuesday, April 9.

Beginning today, fans will be able to participate in an interactive reveal of the Wheelhouse and Wheelhouse (Deluxe Version) album covers at bradpaisley.com .

The layered reveal experience includes a fan mosaic, hidden icons that unlock special items, an exclusive Brad Paisley making-of-the-album interview and information on how to enter a national sweepstakes.

Produced by Paisley, the 14 songs and 3 interstitials, along with the songwriters and any special guest collaborations, are indicated below. Paisley wrote or co-wrote all of the complete songs featured on Wheelhouse, including the lead hit, “Southern Comfort Zone.”

1. “Bon Voyage”
2. “Southern Comfort Zone” [Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Kelley Lovelace]
3. “Beat This Summer” [Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Luke Laird]
4. “Outstanding In Our Field” (Featuring Dierks Bentley and Roger Miller with Hunter Hayes on guitar) [Brad Paisley/Mike Dean/Chris DuBois/Lee Thomas Miller/Roger Miller]
5. “Pressing On A Bruise” (Featuring Mat Kearney) [Brad Paisley/Mat Kearney/Kelley
6. “I Can’t Change The World” [Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Kelley Lovelace]
7. “幽 女” [Brad Paisley/Justin Williamson/Randle Currie]
8. “Karate” (Featuring Charlie Daniels) [Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Kelley Lovelace]
9. “Death of a Married Man” (Featuring Eric Idle) [Brad Paisley]
10. “Harvey Bodine” [Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Kelley Lovelace]
11. “Tin Can On A String” [Brad Paisley/Ashley Gorley/Kelley Lovelace]
12. “Death Of A Single Man” [Brad Paisley/Kelley Lovelace/Lee Thomas Miller]
13. “The Mona Lisa” [Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois]
14. “Accidental Racist” (Featuring LL Cool J) [Brad Paisley/Lee Thomas Miller/LL
Cool J]
15. “Runaway Train” [Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Kelley Lovelace]
16. “Those Crazy Christians” [Brad Paisley/Kelley Lovelace]
17. “Officially Alive” [Brad Paisley]

Four additional tracks will be included on the Wheelhouse (Deluxe Version). Fans can preorder Wheelhouse and Wheelhouse (Deluxe Version) now on Amazon.com.

VIDEO: Brad Paisley Sings “The Ballad Of Honey Boo Boo”


A dolla may make Honey Boo Boo holla, but it’s Brad Paisley who’s got people hollerin’ by singing her praises…literally. The country jokester appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday to perform some of his greatest hits and reveal the title of his new album. While that news is exciting (It’ll be titled Wheelhouse), it’s Brad’s humorous “Honey Boo Boo” parody that has people a-talkin.’

Whether you love the show or hate it, you have to “redneckognize” Paisley’s talent and humor! Grab yerself some “go-go juice” and “sghetti” and see the video here:

Luke Bryan to Co-Host ACM’s with Blake Shelton


Drum Roll please… After a twitter campaign to unlock the details, the ACM’s announced today that Luke Bryan will be joining Blake Shelton as co-host for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be held on Sunday, April 7th at 8:00PM EST. We can smell the Bromance from here! This will be Blake’s third time hosting the show and Luke’s first, which will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Additionally, as if two attractive cowboys weren’t enough, Brad Paisley will host the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam, taking place at The Orleans Arena in conjunction with the ACM’s. This event is the ultimate for fans to be a part of the festivities, featuring special performances by Brad and other superstars.

For event updates, ticket on-sale dates and hotel information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com.

Brad Paisley & Kimberly Williams to support Haiti non-profit


Country music superstar, Brad Paisley, and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, have lent their voices and finances to a very special cause for those in need. “Live Beyond,” led by Dr. David and Laurie Vanderpool, is a local nonprofit with a mission that reaches around the world.  The “Live Beyond…Thirst” initiative provides clean water for households throughout Thomazeau, Haiti, a very poor suburb of Port au Prince. Volunteer teams go monthly to the region to assist in this project as well as offering aid to the people.

Brad and Kimberly have been motivated by the Vanderpool’s passion and are joining them by supporting “Live Beyond…Thirst” both financially and also as volunteers.  “Live Beyond…Thirst” is targeting establishment of 100 clean water collection sites as a foundation for improved community heath and disease prevention. The Paisley’s welcome country fans to join them in the effort by presenting  “The Paisley Challenge.”  Go to  bradpaisley.com to donate to the water project.

 ”Going to Haiti really opened my eyes to the plight of these hundreds of thousands of people–many of them mothers, fathers, and children–who are our neighbors. With Live Beyond…Thirst, we can help give them a basic human necessity they have never had: Clean water. I want to show them they are not forgotten,” Kimberly Williams-Paisley.

 ”Live Beyond…Thirst” will be featured as a cover story of The Tennessean’s Portfolio section this Sunday. http://blogs.tennessean.com so make sure to check out what it’s all about and see why the family believes in it so strongly. Is there a cause that you support as a volunteer or through donations?

VIDEO: Brad Paisley – Southern Comfort Zone

Brad Paisley.

Country music superstar Brad Paisley finally released his brand new music video for “Southern Comfort Zone” this week. Brad let fans see the music video first in a world premiere during a live video stream yesterday afternoon. The video, directed by Jim Shea, previously worked with Brad on “Waitin’ on a Woman,” “Start a Band,” and “When I Get Where I’m Going.”

Check out the pair’s latest creation below and let us know what you think about Brad’s newest single from his upcoming brand new studio album:

Our Top 10 Favorite CMA Awards Moments

1. All things Miranda and Blake! We just cannot choose between Miranda and Blake’s heartfelt, emotional acceptance speech after winning “Single of the Year” for “Over You,” Miranda’s fiery performance, Miranda’s classy acceptance speech for “Female Vocalist of the Year,” Blake’s confusion during his speech for “Male Vocalist of the Year,” and Blake’s acceptance for “Entertainer of the Year.” The Shelton household has a lot of redecorating to do because they are bringing home many new trophies after last night’s show!

2. Mmmmmotorboatin’…Brad Paisley teaching the pure and innocent people of the world just what Little Big Town is doing out there in the ocean…We would like to thank Brad for the entertainment and sex education we received at an hour that was far too early for such content on basic television!

Our Keepin’ It Country CMA Predictions


With the CMA’s coming up on Thursday night, country fans everywhere are buzzing with anticipation over who will claim the biggest awards. Will Taylor repeat as Entertainer of the Year or could someone else finally upset her shocked face? Could Kelly Clarkson score a major upset for female vocalist? Is there really any other choice besides “Red Solo Cup” for music video of the year?!

Even OUR staff couldn’t agree, so read on and let us know who you think will score big on Thursday night!