09/19/2016

Brad Paisley Announces Additional Stops on His 2016 "Country Nation College Tour presented by Frontier Communications"

Country music superstar Brad Paisley today announced a second wave of free shows for the 2016 Brad Paisley Country Nation College Tour presented by Frontier Communications. Paisley will take his free concerts to six additional IMG College partners throughout September and October.

The "Country Nation College Tour presented by Frontier Communications" will stop at The Air Force Academy on Thursday, September 29th before heading to East Carolina University on Thursday, October 6th. Paisley will then travel to University of Connecticut on Friday, October 7th, University of Nebraska on Thursday, October 13th, University of Kansas on Friday. October 14th, and the University of California, Los Angeles on Friday, October 21.

Country artist Brett Young will be the opening act at ECU, Nebraska, Kansas and UCLA, while Chase Bryant will open at Air Force Academy and Lindsey Ell will open at UCONN.

Paisley's "Country Nation College Tour presented by Frontier Communications" has already made stops at the Camping World Kickoff Game, West Virginia University and The Ohio State University, playing to massive crowds at each venue.

"Frontier is excited to be partnering with Brad Paisley and to announce additional stops on the tour," said Cecilia McKenney, EVP and Chief Customer Officer of Frontier Communications. "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."

Paisley's "Country Nation" single from his chart-topping album, Moonshine in the Trunk, debuted in 2015. Written by Paisley and his longtime collaborators Chris DuBois and Kelley Lovelace, "Country Nation" is a celebration of the college spirit and America's passion for sports, while giving a shout-out to 18 college sports mascots.

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Stetson Cologne, the official fragrance of the tour, will be on-site at each of the shows sampling Stetson Original for Men.

IMG, which serves more than 200 universities nationwide, is a division of WME | IMG, which also represents Paisley and brokered the college tour deal.

Brad Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), among many others. He has been a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001. Paisley has written 20 of his 23 #1 hits including "He Didn't Have to Be," "Mud on the Tires," "She's Everything," "Water" and "Remind Me," among others.  His Life Amplified World Tour 2016 has traveled across the US and Canada this summer and will continue through the fall. Paisley has partnered with Boot Barn(r) and developed an exclusive line of jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts and woven shirts called Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley. He will return for a ninth consecutive year as co-host of the "The 50th Annual CMA Awards" with Carrie Underwood, November 2, (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. Connect with Brad at www.BradPaisley.com<http://www.BradPaisley.com, www.Facebook.com/BradPaisleyhttp://www.Facebook.com/BradPaisley, on Twitter @BradPaisley https://twitter.com/BradPaisley, on Instagram @Brad Paisley https://instagram.com/bradpaisley/, and YouTube at YouTube.com/BradPaisley https://www.youtube.com/user/BRADPAISLEY.

About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation, a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leader in providing communications services to urban, suburban and rural communities in 29 states. Frontier offers a variety of services to residential customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks, including FiOS from Frontier https://frontier.com/shop/bundles, Vantage TV by Frontier https://frontier.com/VantageTV, high-speed internet https://frontier.com/shop/internet, advanced voice https://frontier.com/shop/phone and Frontier Secure digital protection solutions https://frontier.com/shop/frontier-secure. Frontier Business Edge https://business.frontier.com/ offers communications solutions to small, medium and enterprise businesses. Frontier's approximately 30,000 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information about Frontier is available at www.frontier.com http://www.frontier.com.

About IMG
IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world's greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is one of the largest independent producers and distributors of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, a leading global entertainment agency.

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